Olmsted County facility and service closures
3/26/2020

The health and safety of staff and the entire community continues to be priority for Olmsted County. Our Public Health Services team continues to lead the response to COVID-19 in Olmsted County, in cooperation with state and federal officials.
As the situation unfolds, Olmsted County remains open but with modifications to protect the public and our employees.

Olmsted County public meetings

The April 7 Olmsted County Board of Commissioners meeting will be livestreamed. All future meetings are to be determined. Please check the calendar page for the latest information on the Board of Commissioners and other public meetings.

Olmsted County services

Olmsted County continues to provide essential services to residents but is limiting public access to our facilities at this time. All emergency services in public safety and in Health, Housing, and Human Services will continue to be delivered even though lobbies and waiting areas may be closed to the public. 

Government Center 

Access to the Government Center is limited to those needing to conduct business with the Third Judicial District Court in person, as noted below. The skyway entrance to the Government Center is currently closed. 

Property Records and Licensing

Counter services such as marriage licenses, passports and driver's licenses are closed until May 4. We are providing many services via phone and online, and a drop-box is available at the entrance to the Government Center for applications, requests for certificates, and tax payments. Contact Property Records and Licensing at 507-328-7670.

Sheriff's Office and DFO Community Corrections windows 

This window for civil warrants at the Government Center is closed. The Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted (DFO) Community Corrections window is also closed. DFO Community Corrections can be reached at 507-328-7200.

Minnesota Third Judicial District Court 

Courtrooms remain open for business on a limited basis and are subject to the following conditions. Access to the Olmsted County Government Center is limited to the parties participating in the hearing, attorneys who represents those parties, necessary court staff, and other individuals the presiding judge determines are necessary to conduct the hearing. Representatives of the media are permitted to attend hearings held in the courtroom upon request. Consult the judicial branch website for more information regarding media request. Parties attending a hearing shall be escorted to the second-floor security checkpoint and must identify the hearing or proceeding for which their attendance is required (e.g. provide the name of the case or case number). The court administration and self-help services are limited to electronic and telephone services. For persons who have other business with the court, eFiling, U.S. Mail, and telephone access will be available. Contact Court Administration at 507-206-2400. Persons may also drop off paper filings with the security deputy at the front entrance. 

Building 2117 

This building is closed until May 4. 
  • For Child and Family Services, contact 507-328-6400.
  • For Food, Cash and Health Care Assistance, contact 507-328-6500. 
  • For the Housing & Redevelopment Authority, contact 507-328-7150.

Building 2100 

This building is closed until May 4. 
  • For Public Health, contact 507-328-7500 
    • For COVID-19 questions, contact 507-328-4636. 
  • For Veterans Services, contact 507-328-6355. 
  • For Adult and Family Services, contact 507-328-6400.

Building 2122 

This building is closed until May 4. 
  • Building, well, and septic inspection services are available and can be scheduled by phone. 
  • For the Planning Department (e.g. building, permit, and land use application submittals) contact 507-328-7100.

County parks 

  • All county parks buildings are closed until May 4, including the Oxbow Park Nature Center, Zollman Zoo, and park offices. 
  • All classes and education programs are canceled until May 4. 
  • Oxbow, Root River, and Chester Woods parks and trails are still open. 

Graham Park facilities

Reservations or events at Graham Park will not be accepted until May 4, except for the Farmers Market in Building 35.

Waste-to-Energy Facility 

Tours are canceled until May 4.

Hazardous Waste Facility

Closed until May 4. 

Recycling Center Plus 

The Recycling Center is closed to all self-hauler services and will re-open for limited garbage service starting Tuesday, April 7 at 8 a.m. Visit the Recycling Center page to see which items will be accepted. View the options available to self-haulers for their household waste. 

Compost site 

The compost site is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on weekends. 

Public Works Service Center (PWSC)

The PWCS is closed until May 4.

Community Services Volunteer Driver Program 

This program is suspended until further notice.

Emergency declaration

Olmsted County has declared a health emergency due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. The emergency declaration allows County government to proceed with emergency measures needed to contain and control the spread of COVID-19.

Further information

Olmsted County will continue to provide information as it becomes available. Information on COVID-19 and community partner information can be found on our Public Health page.

If community members believe they have a need for county services to help meet their basic needs during this time, please contact the COVID-19 Essential Services Resources & Referral Line at 507-328-6150 or email COVIDEssentialServices@co.olmsted.mn.us.