COVID-19 Response

Scott County building mask requirements:  Updated May 14, 2021

On Thursday, May 13, Governor Tim Walz announced the elimination of the statewide mask mandate effective May 14.  In following the Governor’s direction, Scott County will not be instituting its own mask mandate, either as a local government or employer.

PLEASE NOTE:  This information pertains to Scott County government facilities only; anyone entering the Scott County Justice Center building will still be required to continue to wear a mask and follow social distancing requirements.  

Effective immediately, members of the public and employees will no longer be required to wear masks when entering a County building (**with specific and certain exceptions, please see below).

Importantly, the Governor also encouraged that people continue to wear masks when there are large gatherings in public spaces to protect those who have not been vaccinated, either due to their choice or due to their specific health conditions.

**Scott County employees will continue performing health screenings and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when working with our clients and customers in close proximity and closed spaces (e.g., in-home visits, providing transportation, et cetera).

**In addition, many of our services have state or federal requirements related to health and safety (such as the Scott County Jail, the Court system/Justice Center, the Juvenile Alternatives Facility, Transit, Public Health) and those must continue to be followed. 

If you have questions about any specific department or business unit practices or restrictions, we encourage you to call ahead – the Scott County general number is 952-445-7750, simply ask to be directed to the right area.

Community Resources

Our community is coming together to help people in need. Check our COVID-19 Community Resources to find resources for child care, food access, and more. Donation opportunities are also listed on this page.

COVID-19 Surveillance Report (Published Weekly)

Click here to view the latest information about COVID-19’s presence in Scott County, the State of Minnesota, and nationwide. This opens into a .pdf document.

Building Inspections Update:  April 8, 2021

The Building Inspections Department office is closed to the public, but we continue to provide services.

  • To reduce exposure to our staff. all permits must be applied for electronically through our on-line ePermit system. Through this system permit applicants will select the permit type and enter permit data, upload required submittal and/or revision documents, make payments, and retrieve final approved documents. All instructions related to ePermits can all be found here.
  • Inspections of all permit types are being conducted in strict accordance with Stay Safe MN requirements. For detailed requirements, see Preparedness Plan Requirements Guidance – Construction.

Above all we hope you are all staying safe and recommend frequently checking the Scott County Building Inspections website for updates.

Child Support Changes; Updated July 28. 2021

Child Support hearings are now being scheduled, which are held via Zoom meetings. Clients will be sent information on how to call in when the hearing notice is sent to them.  Scott County is now also scheduling Genetic Testing for paternity cases.

Customer Service Changes:  Updated July 1, 2021

Currently, we are operating on a hybrid customer service model

What does that mean? At this time, all driver’s license and identification card transactions are required to have an appointment for service.  This includes renewals, duplicates for an address or name change, lost or stolen licenses, and upgrades to Real or Enhanced DL/IDs. Upgrades to Real ID or Enhanced ID do require additional documentation. Make an appointment here

All other services such as tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles, marriage license applications, birth/death/marriage certificates (along with additional deputy registrar services) can be processed by one of the following methods: 

  • Standby service: Add your name to our standby list either from home or once you are in the building. Our system will inform you of your place in line. Availability is subject to current capacity limits and you must be in the building when your name is called in order to be served. Add your name to our standby list (starts daily at 8am)
  • Via drop box (located in the circular drive on Atwood St between 4th and 5th Avenues) or mail.  Please ensure that all transactions have a phone number enclosed. Your request will be processed in the order it was received and returned via mail.

Questions? Call or reach out to us via email at customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us. We have staff ready and available to answer your questions from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

Employment and Training Service Changes: Updated June 11, 2021

Effective June 14, 2021, Scott County Employment and Training offices are open to the public. The Career Lab will be open weekdays from 9 AM - 4 PM. No appointments are necessary to use the Career Lab.

All onsite hiring events and workshops will remain suspended at this time. For information on virtual hiring events and virtual workshops, go to Careerforcemn.com.

You can also use our fax at 952-496-8675. If you call your Employment Counselor direct, or call 952-496-8310, please leave your full name, case number, and a detailed message. All calls will be returned within 24 to 48 hours. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Scott County Employment and Training is a division of Health and Human Services Department and a Dakota/Scott CareerForce partner.

Are you unemployed or underemployed? Are you looking to update your current skill set? You can complete and return a Contact Record to our office and call us to discuss your options at 952-496-8310.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility Changes: Updated July 29, 2021

The Scott County HHW is now open Thursdays, 12 - 4 PM (by appointment only); Wednesdays, 12 noon - 6 PM; and Saturdays, 8 AM - 12 noon. Please visit our webpage at www.scottcountymn.gov/hhw or call 952-496-8177 to make an appointment for a Thursday hazardous waste drop off or up-to-date information. 

The Reuse area is open.

County Buildings and Facilities

To report an issue with a county building or other county-related item, please use the Report a Concern page.

  1. Jail & Sheriff's Office
  2. Juvenile Alternative Facility (JAF)
  3. Building Inspections
  4. Chemical Health
  5. Child Protection
  6. Child Support
  7. Child & Foster Care Licensing
  8. Community Corrections
  9. Customer Service
  10. Economic Assistance
  11. Elections & Voter Registration
  12. Employment & Training
  13. Home & Community Care
  14. Libraries
  15. Mental Health
  16. Parks
  17. Planning & Environmental Svcs
  18. Property & Taxation Services
  19. Public Health
  20. Roads & Transportation
  21. Veterans