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For the most current information, helpful resources and latest press releases in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Becker County encourages residents and businesses to please see our Public Health COVID-19 page and the COVID-19 vaccine page.
The Becker County Board of Commissioners in cooperation with county business owners and the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce have created three grant programs to aid county businesses affected by COVID-19. Becker County has been awarded $665,135.71 from the State of Minnesota to facilitate this program. News Release (PDF). Apply Online.
The Becker County Board of Commissioners has created an emergency relief grant program for child care providers affected by COVID-19. Child care is essential to keeping the workforce in place; these grants are intended to help offset costs incurred due to the pandemic. Read more (PDF).
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Becker County Planning Commission will conduct their March 8th, 2021 hearing as an in-person public hearing with a virtual option. Attendees choosing the virtual option are asked to download the Meeting Guide (PDF) for instructions. At the meeting date/time, you may join the meeting at the following Planning Commission Public Hearing Link.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Becker County Board of Adjustments will conduct their April 8th, 2021 hearing as an in-person public hearing with a virtual option. Virtual attendees are asked to download the meeting guides: Tour Meeting Guide (PDF); Public Hearing Guide (PDF). At the meeting date/time, you may join the meetings at: Tour Meeting; Public Hearing.
The Becker County Board of Commissioners are seeking individuals interested in volunteering to serve on various Becker County Boards or Committees. Please refer to the official notice for a list of vacancies. Public Notice (PDF).
The Becker County Highway Department would like to remind drivers of some winter travel safety items and also provide guidance with regard to plowing snow from roadways. For more information, see the press release (PDF).
Becker County Transit is conducting a survey to gather input and answers from our customers. Please take a moment to share your input in a brief survey. Thank you! Survey link.
The Becker County Courthouse is open Mon-Fri from 8:00am to 4:30pm. The DMV office is open during those hours and accepts walk up appointments except for Enhanced Driver's License processing and Prorates for Commercial Titles, which requires an appointment. Visit the reservation page to register for an Enhanced Driver's License appointment. For more information regarding the different MN ID types, read more (PDF).
Board Chairman Ben Grimsley gave the annual 'State of the County' address at the December 15th, 2020 Board of Commissioner's Meeting. Watch video.
Wannigan Regional Park is being proposed for development north of Frazee. A draft master plan is now available and public review and comment is being sought by the park planning committee. Please take a moment to provide your valuable input of the plan to-date. More information (PDF). Draft Master Plan (PDF). Plan Appendix (PDF). Review & comment survey.
The November 3, 2020 General Election results for Becker County are available on our Election Results page.
Becker County Human Services is looking for Volunteer Drivers to provide transports. Mileage reimbursement at the current rate. Applicants must have a reliable vehicle, valid driver's license and insurance and a cleared medical statement from their physician. If interested, please contact Shannon F. or Christy R. at 218-847-5628.
The Becker County Recorder's Office will be again be accepting routine passport applications. Applications will be accepted by appointment only. Call the Recorder's Office at 218-846-7304 to schedule an appointment. Be advised, you should expect SIGNIFICANT delays before receiving your passport and documentation. Read more (PDF). See the travel.state.gov website.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Recorder's Office is accepting marriage license applications by appointment only. Please call the Recorder's Office at 218-846-7304 to schedule an appointment.
The public is invited to do a 'virtual drive through' of what the West Lake Drive project would look like upon completion. For a video link and other materials, please refer to the City of Detroit Lakes West Lake Drive web page.
The MN Dept of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will administer a new small business grant program. Applications will be accepted beginning on June 23rd. This program will provide $10,000 grants to small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, see the WCIF page and the MN DEED page.
Starting July 1, 2014, Becker County will have a 0.5 percent transit sales and use tax. The tax will be administered by the MN Dept. of Revenue and the revenue will be used to fund Becker County road projects (SMART). General notice (PDF). | More info.
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