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The Minnesota property tax system is based upon the Ad Valorem system. Ad Valorem utilizes the premise that taxation should be based upon value. Well maintained property will be commanding more value from buyers, and hence will experience a higher value than properties that are not maintained.
Log in to an account at www.reliancetelephone.com to register.
Visit www.jailatm.com or visit the Correctional Facility to drop off money in the Public Lobby Kiosk.
Visitation is offered Monday through Friday, starting at 8:00 a.m. The last visit begins at 8:30 p.m. Each visit is 20 minutes in length.
Call the inmate message line at 218-233-3914.
The Correctional Facility is located at 800 9th St. N,, Moorhead, Minnesota. Report to door number 14, located on the west corner of the building. Press the intercom inside the lobby to notify jail staff you are reporting.
Please visit drive.mn.gov & report Registration tabs not received.
Moorhead does not offer testing at this time you must schedule an appointment at 1 of the DVS exam Stations locations, at drive.mn.gov. These locations are open: St. Paul, Arden Hills, Anoka, Eagan, Plymouth, Rochester, Mankato, Marshall, Willmar, Detroit Lakes, St. Cloud, Duluth, Grand Rapids, and Bemidji. Exam stations are only offering a certain number of knowledge tests at one time in order to maintain social distancing in light of COVID-19
If you lost or need to do a standard renewal without changing your name or address you can do a renewal online, however please be aware you will not be able to obtain a receipt from our office after completing the online application.
Minnesotans do not need to rush to renew their driver’s license or ID card at this time. Minnesota law automatically extends the expiration of any driver’s license, ID card or permit that would have expired between March 13 and Sept. 30 to Oct. 31.
If you had a class D road test canceled and didn’t receive an email to reschedule by the date noted below, you should still be able to log in to drive.mn.gov using the applicant’s information to reschedule. If you cannot, please contact the DVS public information center at (651) 284-1000 or (651) 284-1234 and wait for an available agent for help.
The 2 tests that have the most health significance are coliform bacteria, an indicator of bacterial pollution, and nitrate nitrogen, an indicator of a failing septic system, fertilizers or natural occurrence. If you have questions, call 218-846-1465.
The lab can only tell the consumer their water is safe to drink based on the results of the test provided; this does not guarantee that something else isn't in the water.
Mailbox posts can be purchased from the Highway Department, but must be installed by the mailbox owner. The cost is currently $72. Mounting instructions and an assembly sheet is provided with each mailbox post.
Please see the Clay County Mailbox Placement and Maintenance Policy for detailed information regarding mailboxes.
Any construction in rural Clay County requires a building (zoning) permit. Including:
A permit must be issued before any construction can begin. A Building Permit Application can be printed at home or picked up at the:
The Planning Office
807 11th St. N.
Moorhead, MN 56560
After an applicant or contractor completes an application, it must be presented to the township for their approval. Some township officers will just sign them independently, but some townships require the applicant to come to a township meeting. After that, the application must be returned to the Planning Office, with payment, to receive final approval.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) are available on the Clay County website. The Planning and Zoning staff can assist with looking up flood zones for specific parcels on the maps, they can be reached by telephone at 218-299-5005 or by email.
Clay County Probation uses a portion of the adult supervision fees collected in the county for the Juvenile Offender Restitution Program.
These monies are used to repay a crime victim that has documented a personal financial loss. If a juvenile does not have the ability to repay the victim they can be assigned to this program and complete community work service hours.
These hours are computed at $10 per hour and a check is sent to the victim by Court Administration.
We also need non-licensed volunteers in the event of a public health emergency whom are willing to work with a variety of people with various skills to better their community.
Clay County Public Health offers influenza vaccinations at the Family Service Center. It is located at 715 11th Street N.Moorhead, MN 56560
Please call for an appointment at 218-299-7777. The cost is $40. If you have Medicare and Minnesota Medical Assistance, claims can be filed to insurance. Insurance cards are required.
We are in the Law Enforcement Center at 911 11th Street North, Moorhead, MN. Our building is located directly north of the Clay County Courthouse. After entering the Law Enforcement Center, ask for the Sheriff‘s Office at the front counter. You will be directed to the Administrative Office.
Clay County contracts with the Father’s Resource Program through Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership to assist clients with completing Pro Se forms for various court actions such as modifying their child support order, establishing custody, or establishing parenting time. Call 218-632-3600 or online at
Child Support Online
Young people between the ages of 10 and 19 years who have committed a crime which is punishable in the adult system as well as youth who have been sentenced by the Courts. Youth on Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction (EJJ) may remain in the facility until their 21st birthday.
Young people ages 11 and 18 who need emergency care, consequences, or a 30-day evaluation.
The facility maintains a highly structured and comprehensive schedule. While at the facility, youth attend onsite school, physical education, various group programming, counseling sessions, and other programmed activities. Staff work closely with youth to teach pro-social behaviors and to provide insight into how their thinking controls their behavior.
The overall average stay is about 16 days. However, However, a variety of factors determine the youth's overall stay including offense, prior history, Court involvement, family involvement, and community safety.