How do I contact a county department?
The County Directory is found under the "About Us" section of the website
Can I pay my taxes on-line?
Yes. Access our ON-LINE PAYMENTS and click on TAXES.
How do I contact Court?
Renville County Court Administration can be reach at 320-523-3680. Please see the Court Administration section on our website.
Where do I go to vote, absentee voting, & register to vote?
The Minnesota Secretary of State website will help you find all this information.
What properties (forfeiture) are for sale for back taxes?
A listing can be found under the Auditor/Treasuerer section under Forfeited Land.
How can I get a copy of my property tax statement?
Current year and last years property tax statements are available on-line.
Why is the information in the plat book not correct?
The company that collects and publishes the plat book information is not the county. If there are any errors/discrepancies, contact Farm and Home Plat Directory at 641-444-3508. Their website is www.farmandhomepublishers.com.
What crimes does the County Attorney's Office prosecute?
Any crime (including "minor" traffic offenses) that occur outside of city limits and all felonies and most gross misdemeanors regardless of where they occur in the County. Misemeanor offenses the occur with the City Limits of a City (if the person is 18 or older) are prosecuted by that City's City Attorney. The County Attorney's Office also prosecutes all crimes committed by those under 18 years of age.
Is the County Attorney's Office the same thing as what is other states is called the District Attorney's Office?
Yes - but County ATtorney Offices also provide many civil legal services (in addition to criminal prosecution) to the county such as child protection, child support, civil commitments and providing general legal advice to the County.
Does the County Attorney's Office provide free legal services to people who cannot otherwise afford it?
No. The County Attorney's "client" is the County itself, not the individual residents of a County. In criminal cases in which defense is provided by the Public Defender's Office and in civil legal matters (such as divorce or child custody cases where there are not child protection issues) people may be able to obtain free legal representation from Legal Aid/Legal Services Offices, if they meet the income guildelines.
Do I report a crime to the County Attorney's Office?
No. In most cases a City Police Department and/or Sheriff's Office will do a preliminary investigation and then refer the matter on to the County Attorney's Office for more prosecution.
Is there a place to take old paint, stains, thermometers, or other hazardous items?
Renville County's Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located at our landfill facility at 32877 County Road 4, Olivia MN 56277. Please see the following Disposal Guide Information Brochure for the facility.
Is there financing available to upgrade or replace my failing septic system?
Loan options that are available can be located under the Water Management Loans section.
Is funding available to replace my well or seal an abandoned well?
Information on this can be located under Water Managements Well Sealing section.
What do I need to bring in to buy tabs for my vehicle?
It is best to bring the title or old registration card. In some cases, your driver's license will allow us to bring up vehicle information.
Can I buy registration tabs for someone else?
If you have the renewal notice, anyone can buy the tabs. If not, a signed permission slip for that particular vehicle is required from the owner.
Where do I get a burning permit?
You no longer need to purchase a burning permit. Please follow the attached link and proper procedure for burning.
When are driving and permits tests given?
Please see the attached link to see the schedule.
Where do I get the county Special Vehicle Use permit and what do I need to bring in?
The Special Vehicle Use permit is obtained from the Environment and Community Development Office located in the Renville County Government Services Center in Suite 311. Please see the following information regarding this permit. You can apply for a permit in office or on-line.
Where can I find information about Child Support?
The Child Support Office is located within Human Services. Please check out their page on child support.
Where do I find information on the Food Support (SNAP) Program?
That information can be found in the Human Services Department under Public Assistance - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Is there any cash assistance programs available if I cannot meet my basic needs?
You will need to contact Human Services Public Assistance unit. You can find there are several programs that may help assist you. Please check their page.
I'm having a financial crisis and need help with a utility shut-off or eviction. Where can I go for help?
Human Services Public Assistance unit has Emergency program that are available to qualifying persons who need help during a crisis. Please check out the following information on Emergency Assistance.
I need help with medical assistance. What do I do to apply and where do I go?
Medical Assistance can be applied for online at www.MNsure.org. Some applicants may still need a paper application, including individuals over 65 or individuals on Medicare or those applying for long term care or residential housing. Please read more about the Health Care Program available.
Is there any help with burial expenses?
Please contact Human Services at 320-523-2202.
Where do I go for birth certificate information?
The Recorder's Office handles Birth Certificate information. The linked page will give you information on how to purchase a birth certificate, the fee's, payment options, and how to apply through the mail.
I need another death certificate. Where do I go?
The Recorder's Office handles all Death Certificate information. The linked page will give you information on how to purchase a birth certificate, the fee's, payment options, and how to apply through the mail.
How do I apply for marriage certificate?
The Recorder's Office handles marriage certificates. Please see the Marriage Certificate section on the website for specific information.
How do I apply for a marriage license?
Information on how to apply for a marriage license can be found on the Recorder's Office webpage under the Vital Statistic Records Section.
How do I register my ministerial credentials?
You can mail or register in person at the Recorder's Office. You can find information here for this.
How do I apply or register for a notary commission?
You will need to apply through the Minnesota Secretary of State. Follow this link for more information.
How do I get a passport?
The Recorder's Office has been appointed to be an agent for passport applications. Please click here for passport information.
Does your county provide online access to the county's real estate records?
Yes. Please check out the this link on how to obtain remote access.
What are the document recording fees?
Document recording fees can be found in the Recorder's section on the website under Real Estate.