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Hours of Operation
Court House

M-F 8 am-4:30 pm
Closed Holidays
Sheriff's Office
Open 24 hours
West Door

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Property Tax Penalty Relief Due to Covid 19

The Aitkin License Center will open for APPOINTMENTS ONLY beginning June 1st. A Drop Box for tab renewals is located at the Government Center. Please call 218-927-7057 on or after June 1st to make your appointment. Thank you.


Aitkin County Government Offices closing to the public beginning Monday, March 23, 2020

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, The Aitkin County Board of Commissioners on Friday, March 20, 2020, authorized the public closure of most Aitkin County Government Offices effective 8:00a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020, to remain in effect until further notice.

Aitkin County facilities closed to the public include:

  • All offices located in the Government Center, (except courts and Court Administration.)
  • Health and Human Services
  • Highway Department
  • Land Department Facilities

The lobby of the Sherriff's office will remain open to the public.

All closed facilities will continue to be staffed by county employees to deliver services by telephone, email, online services, or U.S. mail.

In-person appointments are available to be scheduled for various essential services. Please visit the Aitkin County website at for additional information regarding available service opportunities or call 218-927-7276.

County Contact Info (PDF)

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

Public Meeting – Classification of Tax Forfeited Lands
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 @ 10:00am
Aitkin County Government Center
County Board Room, Third Floor
307 2nd Street NW, Aitkin, MN 56431

Tax-Forfeited Lands List

The Aitkin County Residential Composting site located 5 miles south of Aitkin adjacent to the Oak Ridge Demolition Landfill will close in mid November. The site will reopen in May.

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