Benton County's Location in Minnesota

Established in 1849, Benton is one of the original nine Minnesota counties.

Area: 408 Square Miles
Congressional District: 6
US Census Population (2010): 38,451
County Seat: Foley
Largest City: Sauk Rapids

Benton County is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Property Information


Find out a ton of information about your property from one convenient location. Also includes GIS mapping.

GIS Interactive Mapping

Benton County's Geographic Information System, powered by Beacon, is an interactive mapping tool.

Daycare Locator Map

Find daycare providers that are near your home.

Assessor's Property Information

The Benton County Assessors Office is offering a Public Access level (free access) to the Assessment Tax Roll information as well as an Advanced Level of service enabling you to search and display on all assessment information available (e.g. sales, land and building detailed information). This Advanced Level is offered through a Subscription Service of $10.00 per day or a one year subscription for $300. Any incomplete value records are a work in progress and will be updated as soon as the information is made available to the Assessors Office. City of St. Cloud property information is currently not available, but can be found at the City of St. Cloud website.

Search for Plats

Benton County has recently made available many of its plats, which are searchable by name and are in the Adobe PDF format.

Recorder's Documents(Landshark)

The Landshark application allows access to Benton County's real estate records and images.

Notification Services


Receive notification of website updates via E-mail through our E-Notices service.

Emergency Notification System

The Emergency Mass Notification System is a form of "Reverse 911" where you are called if there is an emergency in your area.


Current Inmate List

List of current inmates in the Benton County Jail.

Library Renewal

Renew your library books online with the Great River Regional Library.

MN Marriage Index Database (MOMS)

Search online for marriage certificates.


See what jobs are available with Benton County and apply online.

Active Warrants

View the Benton County Sheriff's "Most Wanted" list.