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There are 5 County Commissioners, each one representing an area of the County.
Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., except for holidays. Please note: The Law Enforcement Center and Jail hours may vary. The License Bureau hours are extended to 6:00 P.M. on Thursdays.
On June 13, 2017 the Wright County Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution 17-30 implementing a special ½ percent County-wide sales tax to fund transportation.
Revenue generated from the sales tax is dedicated to fund transportation related projects identified in the Sales Tax Implementation Plan. Resolution 17-30 limits the collection of the sales tax to the period of October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2022 or until revenues raised.
A Public Hearing was held at the 5-04-17 County Board Meeting. Information presented at the Public Hearing may be viewed below:
Call Wright County Administration at 763-682-7378 with any questions or comments.
State law requires that the value and classification of real estate be established as of January 2 each year. The Assessor’s Office works throughout the year to estimate the market value of each property for the following January 2 assessment date.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact our office at 763-682-7367.
To make a complaint, you can contact the general intake office at Wright County Human Services. The intake social worker will gather relevant information and pass it on to a licensing investigator. Reporters are kept confidential.
Reports can be made by calling 763-682-7481 or via email.
Children age 7 and under should not be left alone for any period of time
Children ages 8 -10 not more than three hours
Children ages 11 -13 not more than 12 hours
Children ages 14 - 15 not more than 24 hours
Children ages 16 - 17 may be left alone for over 24 hours with a plan in place concerning how to respond to an emergency.
Reports alleging inadequate child care arrangements may be screened in for a child protection response according to the following guidelines:
Children under age 11 should not provide child care
Children ages 11-15 who are placed in a child care role are subject to the same time restrictions of being left alone as are listed above
Children ages 16-17 may be left alone for more than 24 hours with adequate adult back up supervision. Note: If children are left alone at the time the report is received by the local child welfare agency, and the circumstances fall outside of the timelines listed above, the local agency may refer the matter to local law enforcement for a child welfare and safety check.
You can call the Tenth Judicial District Public Defenders' Office at 763-682-4306. Their office is located at:
105 Center Drive
Buffalo, MN 55313.
The program is a minimum of 14 months. The program is divided into five major phases with the first at least two months in length and the remaining phases at least three months in length.
1. Wright County resident
2. Age 18 or older
3. Charged with a non-violent offense that does not involve a firearm, it not considered trafficking, occurred primarily to support the offender’s drug habit
4. Dependent on illicit drugs and are at substantial risk of reoffending or failing to complete a less intensive disposition (High Risk/High Need)
Hearings are held every Thursday, at 1:30 p.m., at the Wright County Government Center. Participants are required to appear in court on a regular basis. How often they attend depends primarily on their phase. Failure to appear will result in a warrant for their arrest and detention in jail until they can appear in the next drug court session.
The judge may ask questions about the participant’s progress and discuss any problems he/she may be having. If participant is doing well, he/she could be rewarded with an incentive. If not doing well, the judge will discuss that with him/her and determine future action, which could include a sanction in order to help the participant remember their goals in the program. Sanctions can be anything from increased program requirements to jail time.
A Right-of-Way permit is required to to any work within a County Highway Right of Way. You can contact the Permit Technician at 763-682-7706 or find the permit information at the following website http://www.co.wright.mn.us/199/Permits-Forms
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The transfer fee is based on the age and amount paid for the vehicle. If you want to know the fee, please stop in with your vehicle identification number (VIN) or plate number and we would be glad to help calculate the fee for you.
Yes, if you are the registered owner, come in with your plate number and insurance information. We will print a prebill for you. If you are not the registered owner you will need a signed form from the registered owner giving you permission to purchase the tabs.
The registered owner needs to apply for a duplicate title. We can look up the record with the driver's license and vehicle number.
You will need your title, insurance company, policy number and policy expiration date. If there is a loan on the vehicle we will need your financer's name, street address, city, state and zip code. We will also need the date of the loan and the odometer reading of your vehicle.
You need to PURCHASE your tabs by the last day of the month you have displayed on your vehicle. THEN you have 10 days into the next month to put them on. Law Enforcement can write a ticket if your tabs are not purchased by the first day of the next month.
You will need to provide the insurance company, policy number and expiration date of your insurance policy. We cannot sell you tabs without current information.
To purchase a hunting or fishing license, regardless of your age, you must either have your SSN on your DNR customer file or provide your SSN as a part of your license application along with a State ID. If you have a SSN, but refuse to provide it, you will be denied a hunting or fishing license.
If you are the registered owner of the recreational vehicle, you need to bring in your driver's license and the registration number off the vehicle.
Permits to carry are renewed at the county sheriff’s office where the applicant currently resides. Out of state permits holders can renew at any sheriff’s office
The Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Program schedule can be found on the monthly calendar. View Calendar or Full Schedule & Explanation of Services.
Visit Child Passenger Safety. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 763-682-7516.
Wright County Public Health has a confidential family planning program. Free pregnancy tests; education and condoms; clinic visits; and birth control may be provided at low or no cost. Call 763-684-8424 or visit our webpage for more information.
The Sage program by the Minnesota Department of Health provides free breast and cervical cancer screening plus follow-up services to eligible women. Women should be age 40 or older; uninsured or underinsured; income within our guidelines. Exceptions may be made for younger women with a family history of breast cancer.
Call 888-6-HEALTH (888-643-2584) to make an appointment with a participating local clinic or visit the Sage website for more information.
Children must remain in a federally approved, properly secured restraint until they reach 8 years old, unless the child is 4’9” or taller. For further details on the Minnesota Child Passenger Restraint Law, visit the Office of Traffic Safety.
Immunization information is available on the Minnesota Department of Health website.
Immunization information regarding shots is available on the Minnesota Department of Health website.
Information regarding international health is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Information is available on the following websites:
Call Wright County Public Health at 763-682-7516.
Call your medical clinic where the shots were given, or call Wright County Public Health (WCPH) at 763-682-7516. WCPH has access to the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC), the statewide registry.
Expired or damaged car seats can be recycled at the Wright County Compost and Recycling Facility. Contact information and a complete list of all accepted items can be found on the
NOTE: If your property is metes & bounds and contains a Section, Township and Range within the legal description you may want to contact our office to confirm whether or not it's Torrens. Please contact Kelly at 763-682-7359.
Jail visiting hours are as follows:
We do have a dress code for visitors, no tank tops or other low cut/revealing shirts or tops, shoulders must be covered.
During Calendar year 2016 the Average Daily Population (ADP) of the Wright County Jail was 166 persons, with an average length of stay of approximately 16 days. There were 3,901 adult bookings and 23 juvenile bookings.