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Hours of Operation
Court House

M-F 8 am-4:30 pm
Closed Holidays
Sheriff's Office
Open 24 hours
West Door

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License Center


We are accepting passport applications BY APPOINTMENTS ONLY.

To schedule your appointment please call 218-927-7332.

You will need to have your required documents, photo and completed application at the time of your appointment.

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What's Happening in Aitkin County!

We Have Moved! The following offices are located in the new Government Center:
  • 1st Floor: Veterans Services, Auditor, Assessor, Recorder, Treasurer, License Center
  • 2nd Floor: Environmental Services, Soil Water Conservation District, Survey/GIS
The Government Center Entrance is located next to the main parking lot on the West side of the building.

Aitkin County Government Offices

  • Help Line: 218-927-7276
  • Court Administration: 218-927-7350
  • Health & Human Services: 218-927-7200 or 800-328-3744
  • Highway Department: 218-927-3741
  • Planning and Zoning 218-927-7342
  • Sheriff's Department: 218-927-7435 or 888-900-2138 or
    in case of Emergency: 911

Check 'Directory' above for contact information for most individual County Departments: phone numbers, email and/or addresses.

News & Notices

As of October 1, 2021, Aitkin County has relinquished control of the Food, Pool, and Lodging program to the Minnesota Department of Health. We apologize for any inconvenience they may cause and will do everything to make this as smooth as a transition as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Spanier at or Blake Nordin at


We strive to be a county of safe, vibrant communities that place value on good stewardship of local resources.


To provide outstanding service in a fiscally responsible manner through innovation and collaboration with respect for all.


We achieve outstanding customer service through these core values: CollaborationInnovationIntegrityPeople-FocusedProfessionalism

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