County Treasurer's Office
The County Treasurer's office is responsible for collecting real estate, personal, and mobile home taxes for the county. This office assembles and mails approximately 18,000 statements. These statements are mailed usually in late March once each year. This office works closely with escrow companies maintaining up to date information on taxpayers escrow accounts. The due dates are set by state statutes as are penalty rate for past due taxes. The taxes that are collected are then disbursed to the various taxing districts including townships, cities, school districts, and special taxing districts. Other taxes collected in this office are state deed tax and mortgage registration tax which are due at the time of property transfer.
All county income including the Meeker County Memorial Hospital, passes through this office. The financial responsibility of this office includes a complete accounting of monies collected and disbursed by all county departments including banking and reconciliation of accounts. The Treasurer is the investment officer of the County and is responsible for all investments. The monies are processed accurately and deposits of all county funds are made on a timely basis in banks designated as depositories, which have been approved by the county board. The entire portfolio must be managed using discretion and analyzing each investment as to the safety, liquidity and rate of return.
Meeker County License Center Closing Information:
In May, the County Board took action to privatize the License Center. The Meeker County License Center was notified on Monday, November 7, 2016, by the Minnesota Driver & Vehicle Service that their last business day would be Wednesday, November 9, 2016. The functions that are part of the License Center, and therefore no longer provided by this office as of November 9th are as follows: motor vehicle tab renewal, title transfers, trailer registration; driver's license application, renewals, instruction permits, ID cards; DNR licensing of ATV's, snowmobiles, boats; game & fish licensing; fishing, hunting, state and federal stamps.
A private business entity, Litchfield License Center, located at 702 Sibley Avenue North in Litchfield, will be opening for business on Monday, November 14, 2016. Their hours will be 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and their phone number is 320-593-5932..
The Meeker County License Center thanks the public for their past business and has enjoyed serving you for so many years!
Vital records are kept in this office also. All birth, death, marriage records for the county are accessible here. Other items handled include passport photos, notary public commissions, and clergy credentials.