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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.
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
3510 12th Avenue South
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.
To schedule a civil marriage ceremony, contact Court Administration by calling 218-227-7040. View the following requirements:
Marriage ceremonies can be performed at the Clay County Courthouse for no fee.
For ceremonies outside the Clay County Courthouse, contact court administration at 218-227-7040
Please Click Here to visit Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services for more information.
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
Yes. ApplyMN is Minnesota’s secure, online system you can use to apply for cash assistance, SNAP (food support), emergency help, and childcare assistance programs. To apply for health care coverage please visit mnsure.org.
Inquire via mnsure.org. If you need assistance in applying for health care, you may contact a MNsure navigator to set up an appointment or you can contact your county office for more information. If you are 65 or over, certified disabled through Social Security Administration, or are receiving Medicare, please contact your county office for the appropriate application.
SNAP can help you get the food you need for sound nutrition and well‐balanced meals. The program issues electronic benefits that can help stretch your food budget. SNAP is not intended to meet all your food budget needs.
GA helps Minnesotans with little or no income meet their basic needs. It offers a small monthly cash grant to people with serious illnesses, disabilities, or other issues that limit their ability to work. GA is "interim aid" to help while other sources of income are put in place.
MFIP is Minnesota’s program that assists low‐income families with children to economic stability through work. The MFIP grant includes a cash grant, food assistance, and employment services. Parents must meet work rules immediately or their MFIP grant will be reduced.
Please call 1‐888‐997‐2227 for a replacement EBT card to be mailed to you.
Please contact our office at 218-299-5200. You can also submit an application through ApplyMN.org
Please call our office at 218‐299-5200
Please visit https://www.childcareawaremn.org/ for the most up to date list.
You can pay taxes online or via conventional options.
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.