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Court House

M-F 8 am-4:30 pm
Closed Holidays
Sheriff's Office
Open 24 hours
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What's Happening in Aitkin County!

We Have Moved! The following offices are located in the new Government Center:
  • 1st Floor: Veterans Services, Auditor, Assessor, Recorder, Treasurer, License Center
  • 2nd Floor: Environmental Services, Soil Water Conservation District, Survey/GIS
The Government Center Entrance is located next to the main parking lot on the West side of the building.

Aitkin County Government Offices

  • Help Line: 218-927-7276
  • Court Administration: 218-927-7350
  • Health & Human Services: 218-927-7200 or 800-328-3744
  • Highway Department: 218-927-3741
  • Planning and Zoning 218-927-7342
  • Sheriff's Department: 218-927-7435 or 888-900-2138 or
    in case of Emergency: 911

Check 'Directory' above for contact information for most individual County Departments: phone numbers, email and/or addresses.

News & Notices

Combined Notice of
Finding of No Significant Impact and
Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds


The purpose of this notice is to identify two separate but related actions to be taken by the County of Aitkin (hereinafter referred to as the Grantee).

One, the Grantee has made a Finding of No Significant Impact on project activities described below and two, the Grantee intends to request the Business and Community Development Division, Small Cities Development Program, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED BCD) to release Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (PL166-136) for the following project: CDBG-CV Broadband Project CARE-21-0011-O-FY21.

The Grantee has determined that the Broadband project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190) is not required.

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the Environmental Review Record for consideration by the Grantee to the Aitkin County Economic Development office, 307 2nd Ave NW, Room 316, Aitkin MN, 56431 or via email to Comments must also be submitted to DEED BCD at Written comments received at the Grantee's physical address will be scanned and emailed to DEED BCD. All comments received by February 7, 2022 will be considered by the Grantee and DEED BCD prior to authorizing the request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice and notice they are addressing.

Mark Jeffers
Aitkin County Economic Development Coordinator

As of October 1, 2021, Aitkin County has relinquished control of the Food, Pool, and Lodging program to the Minnesota Department of Health. We apologize for any inconvenience they may cause and will do everything to make this as smooth as a transition as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Spanier at or Blake Nordin at


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To provide outstanding service in a fiscally responsible manner through innovation and collaboration with respect for all.


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