Big Stone County, MN

big stone lake

Courthouse Hours

Monday - Friday
   8:00am - 4:00pm

Courthouse Address

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

Seeking County Attorney

Big Stone County is seeking applicants for the position of County Attorney. The office is full-time and located in the Big Stone County Courthouse in Ortonville, Minnesota. Big Stone County has a population of 5,269 and is located on beautiful Big Stone Lake.

The County Attorney office consists of the attorney and one full time legal assistant. The starting annual salary range is $88,000 to $100,000 paid bi-weekly as earned, based on experience plus excellent benefits. In addition to other budgetary items and standard office expenses, the county will pay for the County Attorney’s annual law license renewal, MCAA membership, CLEs and travel, food, and lodging for those events, and a legal research program such as Westlaw.

After over 25 years of service, the current County Attorney is retiring prior to the end of his term. The position will be open to election in 2018 for a four-year term beginning January 2019. The successful applicant may run to fill the term, if resident requirements are met. A full job description can be downloaded here.

Resumes and a list of three professional references must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 by e-mail to Contact Dawn Gregoire, Human Resources Director at 320-839-6388 for questions. BSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodations available upon notification of need.

Download the County Attorney Position Description.

Passport Applications

Passport application processing is by appointment only. Please contact the Treasure's office at (320)839-6395 to schedule an appointment.

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.