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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.
The Board of Commissioners has created a $1,000,000 Grant program to aid Becker County businesses impacted by the COVID-19 Stay at Home Order for Minnesotans. These businesses must qualify for a grant to help with their recovery efforts. Applications for round #2 will be accepted through Monday October 12th. More information and guidelines. Apply online.
The Becker County Board of Commissioners extended the deadline for round #2 of the Becker County CARES Grant applications to 11:59 pm on Monday, October 12, 2020. This was done to ensure that everyone has the time they need to submit a complete application. Press Release (PDF). More information and guidelines.
The General Election is November 3rd, 2020. Mail ballots have been mailed to registered voters in the mail ballot precincts. Absentee ballots have been mailed for those that submitted their application online or received in our office by 9/21/20. For more information on absentee voting, please see our absentee voting page.
While facilities are being renovated, the Becker County Sheriff's Office has temporarily moved to the Becker County Jail at 1428 Stony Road, Detroit Lakes. We apologize for any inconvenience and ask for your patience through this transition.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Becker County Board of Adjustments will conduct their October 8th, 2020 hearing as an in-person public hearing with a virtual option. Attendees are asked to download the Meeting Guide (PDF) for instructions. At the meeting date/time, you may join the meeting at the following Board of Adjustment Public Hearing Link.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Becker County Planning Commission will conduct their October 13th, 2020 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.
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.
Primary Election results are being tabulated and reported to the State. The latest results from the Becker County polls will be available on our Election Results page.
Businesses within Becker County can receive free disposable masks to help with the transition to the indoor mask mandate. Masks are available from the Regional Chamber of Commerce; pre-registration is recommended. More details (PDF).
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 City of Detroit Lakes and Becker County are working together on a street and utility reconstruction project impacting South Washington Ave and some of the adjacent streets. For more information, please see the latest construction notice (PDF).
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.
The Becker County Motor Vehicle Office will be opening for its customers on June 1, 2020. This is done in accordance with the 'Stay Safe' Executive Order from Governor Walz. To ensure safe social distancing, appointments are required for certain types of transactions. For more information, read the full release (PDF) or visit the appointment scheduling page.
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).
Your reponse matters - the census can help shape many different aspects of your community. Visit the 2020 census website for more information. Becker County has formed a Complete Count Committee to help get the word out and increase community participation.
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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