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

Big Stone County is seeking a Full Time (37.5 hrs/week) Financial/Eligibility Worker. This position will assist consumers to determine eligibility for financial assistance with various programs. Applicants must be on the Merit System eligibility list. Apply with Merit system for exam by 12:00 pm August 11, 2017.

Merit System testing will be held in Clinton on August 21st . Candidates will be notified through Merit of time and location of exam.

Click here to apply with Merit


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Pass Merit System Exam & Background Check
  • Valid Drivers’ License, able to provide proof of insurance, clean driving record
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to work with the public

2017 Salary Range: $17.04 - $22.36/hour. Excellent benefits package available.

EOE/ADA Accommodations available. Contact Dawn Gregoire, Big Stone County Human Resources Director at 320-839-6388 or email

Property Tax Information

A sales listing of properties is available in Excel format through a link on the Assessor's page.

Property tax information is available by linking to the Public GIS.

Information available there:

  • Estimated Market Value
  • Aerial Maps
  • Assessor Field Sheet Information
  • Most Building Photos and Drawings
  • Property Tax Statements for Multiple Years

If you need help with the features available on the GIS website, please call the Assessor's Office at (320) 839-6360. We will be happy to assist you.

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.