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Posted on: March 23, 2020

News Release: Benton County Access Restrictions March 23, 2020

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“All Benton County Facilities Now Under Limited Access”

March 23, 2020

Effective immediately, access to the Benton County Courts Facility is limited to appointment only. This restriction affects Court Administration, County Attorney and Probation Services. Call ahead to 320.968.5000. Levels of access to other County facilities vary but a general guideline is please conduct business online or over the telephone if possible. Call first to schedule an appointment before traveling to County offices. The ability of Departments to schedule in-person appointments will vary. The DMV Office remains closed.

Summarizing current access restrictions in Foley:

  • Courts Facility – no general public access; call for an appointment
  • Sheriff’s Lobby – no general public access; call 320.968.7201 for an appointment (Sheriff’s non-emergency number)
  • Human Services (Foley and East St. Cloud) – no general public access; call 320.968.5087 for an appointment
  • Government Center – public entrance on Dewey Street open but Department entrances restricted; face- to-face meetings may occur on a case-by-case basis as determined by individual Departments (Auditor-Treasurer, Recorder, Assessor and Department of Development)
  • Veterans Services Officer – call 320.968.5044 to schedule an appointment; preference to assisting by telephone whenever possible
  • Highway Department – no general public access; call 320.968.5051 for an appointment
  • DMV office closed.


Benton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To see the PDF of the News Release, click here: News Release: Benton County Access Restrictions

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