Big Stone County, MN

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Courthouse Hours

Monday - Friday
   8:00am - 4:00pm

Courthouse Address

   Big Stone County
   20 2nd St SE
   Ortonville, MN 56278

Employment Opportunity - Legal Assistant

Big Stone County is seeking a Full Time (37.5 hrs/week) Legal Assistant within the County Attorney’s office.


  • Associate’s Degree and 3 years’ experience
  • Knowledge of legal administrative procedures
  • Broad knowledge of statutes, court rules/procedures
  • Advanced word processing skills and Microsoft Office products
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to work with the public

2016 Salary Range: $18.74 - $24.26/hour - Excellent benefits package available

Apply by sending an application, cover letter and resume to: Dawn Gregoire, Big Stone County Human Resources Director at 20 Second St. SE, Ortonville, MN 56278; fax 320-839-6389; or email Applications can be found at or at the address above. EOE/ADA Accommodations available.

Application deadline is 4:00 pm December 5, 2016.

Property Tax Information

--GIS Web or Mobile Access

Anyone can use our Public Access GIS web site to view basic information within Big Stone County, including tax information, high resolution imaging, and more. Public GIS web view

We also offer a free mobile GIS App that works with iOS or Android devices: Mobile App Instructions

CRV Requests

Beginning October 1, 2014, all certificates of real estate value must be submitted using eCRV. County and city offices will no longer accept paper copies of the Certificates of Real Estate Value, except for sales that have occured before October 1, 2014.

Visit the Minnesota eCRV web site

Now Accepting Credit Cards

If you would like to pay your property taxes online, please visit the Property Tax page and follow the instructions.

2014 Big Stone County Water Plan

View the Big Stone County Water Plan.

Go to the Big Stone County Environmental page.

Big Stone County Surplus items

Big Stone County surplus items are available for purchase to the general public. Items for sale may include all types of office furniture, tables, chairs, desks, file cabinets, office equipment, machines and supplies, typewriters, calculators, computers, printers, and many other miscellaneous items.

Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis, as-is, with no warranty. Returns are not allowed. Items are not considered "sold" until payment is received by the Auditor’s Office. All items must be removed at the time of sale. Payment must be made at the time of purchase and must be in the form of cash or money order payable to "Big Stone County". No checks will be accepted.

As items become available, they will be placed on the Surplus Items list. When an item is sold and paid for, it will be removed from the list.

Go to the Big Stone County Surplus sale page.

Passport Applications

The Big Stone County Treasurer’s Office is pleased to announce that we now are accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. Citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Treasurer’s Office at the Big Stone County Courthouse, 20 2nd St. S.E., Ortonville, MN 56278, phone number is 320-839-6395.

Passport forms, passport fees, information on how to apply and more can be found on the Department of State’s official website for passport and travel information, Travel.State.Gov.