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

Big Stone County GIS

The Geographic Information System (GIS) is back and better than ever. Thanks to the Blandin Foundation for providing us a grant opportunity to finish our GIS project and make it available to the public.

GIS is an accronym for Geographic Information System. Essentially GIS is an interactive map allowing you to use a web browser to view detailed information within a defined area.

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.

Web Access

Public GIS web view

Please note that if the GIS Application does not function correctly, we recommend testing another web browser. Consider trying a different web browser from the below list. Before downloading and installing a different web browser please check with your network administrator or technology support desk. Big Stone County does not provide technical support for web browser installation or troubleshooting.

  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox

GIS Shapefile

Big Stone County offers a GIS Shapefile, which includes all pin and tax data, for download. This shapefile is only updated approximately once per quarter and only the most recent file is available for download.

If you need a custom shapefile, contact our Environmental office with the exact specifications. The fee for this will vary depending on the extent of what you are asking for. We use a contracted vendor to supply these custom shape files. After receiving your request we will contact that vendor to evaluate your request.

{Download Big Stone County Shapefile}

Fees for Special Data Requests

If you are requesting property tax data in spreadsheet format, the fees are as follows:

  • $90 base fee, which includes one hour of staff time
  • $90 per additional hour
  • $0.05 per parcel. There are approximately 7200 tax parcels

Fees for printed pages or maps:

  • $0.25 per page ($0.50 for two sided) for legal or letter sized pages or maps

GIS Disclaimer

DISCLAIMER:Big Stone County makes no representation or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the use or reuse of the data provided herewith, regardless of its format or the means of its transmission. THE DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION ABOUT THE ACCURACY, CURRENCY, SUITABILITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, RELIABILITY, OR FITNESS OF THE DATA FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Big Stone County shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, compensatory, or consequential damages or third party claims resulting from the use of this data, even if Big Stone County has been advised of the possibility of such potential loss or damage. This data may not be used in states that do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages.

A PDF viewer is required to view any reports.