Some appointment-only services are available. Other services are available by drop-off, mail, phone and internet.
County staff continue to develop alternative ways to provide services and will update the public as new information becomes available.
Public assistance and support
Employment & Economic Assistance
All public assistance programs are being administered over the phone or email. Immediate walk-in assistance at the Northern Service Center lobby is limited. Some in-person services are available by appointment for those who have no other options to apply for public assistance benefits.
CareerForce Labs are open on a limited basis.
WIC is serving families by phone-only. If you are due for benefits or it's time for your appointment, please call 952-891-7525.
Social Services continues to provide the majority of services remotely, through phone or video. For the limited situations in which it is not possible for a resident to interact with Social Services via telephone or online, some on-location intake services are available at our Western Service Center in Apple Valley and Northern Service Center in West St. Paul. Please contact your worker directly, or one of the following program areas for assistance:
- 24/7 Crisis Response, 952-891-7171
- Adult Mental Health, 651-554-6424
- Aging and Disability, Services 651-554-6336
- Chemical Health, 651-554-6424
- Child Protection Reporting, 952-891-7459
- Children and Family Services Intake, 952-891-7459
- Housing Crisis Line, 651-554-5751
- Vulnerable Adult Reporting, 1-844-800-1574
Communities For a Lifetime
Communities For a Lifetime is still up and running. Meetings are by phone or teleconference.
Disease Prevention and Control
Immunization clinics and appointments have been suspended. Tuberculosis testing has been suspended.
Family Home Visiting
The Family Home Visiting Program is still fully operational. Home Visitors are offering telehealth visits via phone and FaceTime instead of in-home visits.
Dakota County has released
additional guidance in regards to referrals for the 2019-2020 school year.
All library locations are open for
express services with
new hours and limited building capacity. There are safety guidelines in place for all visitors.
Curbside pick-up appointments can be made
online. Virtual programs and online books and resources are available.
See Dakota County Library available services.
Parks and trails are open with updated guidelines.
See Dakota County Parks response to COVID-19.
For court disruptions, go to the
Minnesota Judicial Branch website.
Fingerprinting services are by appointment only.
In-person appointments available for high-risk clients.
Permits and licenses
Service and License Centers
The following services are available by appointment:
Walk-ins are now available.
Home and property
Property Taxation and Records
Drive-up drop boxes have been installed at the Administration Center in Hastings, Northern Service Center in West St Paul, and Western Service Center in Apple Valley to drop-off property tax payments. For cash payment of property taxes, please call your location for instructions.
Details are on the Pay Property Taxes page.
Scheduling appointments is strongly encouraged for property records research. Please call 651-438-8476 to reserve a 45-minute timeslot at the top of the hour from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Services available by:
- Phone: 651-438-4200
- Mail: Dakota County Assessing Services, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings MN 55033-2343
- Walk-in: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Homestead Applications can be filed electronically.
Plat recordings can still be
conducted by mail.
Fix-it Clinics have been moved online.
The Recycling Zone and Reuse Zone are open. One-day hazardous waste collection events have been cancelled for 2020.
Medication drop boxes at the Dakota County Sheriff Office in Hastings and the Inver Grove Heights Police Station are open, but all others are temporarily closed.
Some routine business inspections may be postponed or be conducted virtually.
For additional COVID-19 information in
Somali, visit our
translated materials page.