Property Records and Taxpayer Services

License and Service Centers 

We are open for walk-in service with limited appointments available until September. Beginning in September, limited appointments will be available for passport services only.

Drop box service remains available for transactions not requiring in person service. Click here for more information. Click here for a list of available services and more information

Did you know?

  • The Real ID full enforcement deadline has been extended to May 3rd, 2023. If you do not have a Real ID compliant driver’s license or ID card and wish to obtain one, we recommend getting one as your driver’s license expires if it is before May 3, 2023.  
  • If you are renewing or replacing a standard driver’s license and have no changes to your name, address, signature or license number, you can renew online using DVS Applying for a License or State ID.
  • If you mailed your tab renewal to DVS more than two weeks ago and have not received your tabs, notify DVS by completing the Report Registration Tabs Not Received form online.
  • The U.S. Department of State is prioritizing services for customers who need a passport in the next 72 hours for a life-or-death emergency. For questions about a previously submitted application or if you have an emergency travel need call 1-877-487-2778. Learn more about U.S. Department of State operations and travel advisories.

Assessment and Values The Assessor’s Office is available to answer questions. Call 651-430-6175 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and your call will be directed to the appraiser responsible for your area. Leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. 

Elections For election-related questions, call 651-430-6175 between 8 a.m-4:30 p.m.

Property Tax payments may be made via U.S. mail, online, bill pay service, or payments may be made in person at the Government Center in Stillwater. Outside drop boxes are available at Cottage Grove, Woodbury and Forest Lake for quick contactless drop off. 

Businesses may be seeking assistance in paying property taxes. They may wish to seek information from the Washington County Development Agency.

Vital records Birth, death, notary, ministerial and marriage certificate requests with payment may be made via U.S. mail, or in person at the Government Center in Stillwater between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

The Property Records and Taxpayer Services Department strives to provide quality taxation, assessment, recording, land records, licensing and elections services to the residents of Washington County.

The Department is at the Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd Street North, Stillwater; service centers are in Cottage Grove; Forest Lake; and Woodbury; with a Stillwater License Center at the Valley Ridge Mall in Stillwater.