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.
Appointment-only services available
Public assistance and support
Employment & Economic Assistance
All public assistance programs are being administered over the phone or email.
Accepting applications to the
Dislocated Workers Program by mail.
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.
Programs continue to be provided at various access points. Many programs are temporarily changing during the crisis.
Find out about Social Services service changes.
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.
Select services available by appointment while library locations closed. Curbside pick-up, virtual programs, and online books and resources are available.
See Dakota County Library response to COVID-19.
All public-facing park facilities are closed, including the Lebanon Hills Visitor Center at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan and Schaar's Bluff Gathering Center at Spring Lake Park Reserve in Hastings. The closure will last until further notice. Parks and trails are still open.
See Dakota County Parks response to COVID-19.
For court disruptions, go to the
Minnesota Judicial Branch website.
Jail visitation is suspended.
Fingerprinting services are suspended.
In-person appointments available for high-risk clients.
Permits and licenses
Service and License Centers
The following services are available by appointment:
Other services are still accessible through mail or drop box.
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.
On-site appointments available starting May 18. Recording
property records can be completed by mail.
Services available by:
Homestead Applications can be filed electronically.
Plat recordings can still be
conducted by mail.
The County Attorney's Office has outlined
alternative services for 2020 property tax petitions.
All in-person educational courses are canceled. The
Master Recycler/Composter class and
other classes will be conducted online. Fix-it Clinics have been canceled through May.
The Recycling Zone is open with new procedures.
Spring hazardous waste collection days in Lakeville and Hastings are canceled.
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.
Distribution of compost bins and rain barrels through Recycling Association of Minnesota is postponed.
Some routine business inspections may be postponed or be conducted virtually.
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