Douglas County residents will be visiting a new location for certain services effective Wednesday, Sept. 15.

The Douglas County Administration building, located at 822 Douglas Street, is now open.

“We are pleased with the successful renovation of a well-known building in our community,” said Douglas County Board Chairman Jerry Rapp. “This location offers ample parking, a license bureau on the main level, and an easy-to-access area for paying taxes and conducting other county business.”

Parking is available on the west side of the building, which is accessed off of Cedar Street.

The following services are now located in the Administration Building:

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  • Auditor Treasurer

  • License Bureau

  • Coordinator’s Office

  • Finance

All phone numbers and emails to the relocated offices will remain the same. A tax payment drop box will be located at the entrance on the west side. A conveniently located drive-thru drop box is also available in the parking lot.

Those able to conduct county business without a face-to-face interaction never have to leave their vehicles, said county leaders. This drop box is ideal for:

  • Tab renewals

  • Property tax payments

The University of Minnesota Extension Office also recently relocated. It is now open in the northwest wing on the second level of the Douglas County Courthouse at 305 8th Avenue W. U of M Extension houses 4-H, Horticulture and Master Gardeners. Staff phone numbers and emails remain the same.

The Tuesday, Sept. 21 county board meeting will be held in the courthouse at 305 8th Avenue. More information will be released soon on when the commissioners will begin meeting in the Administration Building.