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UnderMinnesota law, expungement means the sealing of a criminal record so it is notpublicly available. Only a District Court Judge can order a criminal recordsealed. An expungement order issued by a Judge seals the criminal record andprohibits the Court and state agencies that hold criminal records fromdisclosing, acknowledging, or opening the criminal record except under courtorder or as permitted by law.
No.Expungement will only seal your criminal record. Your criminal record willstill exist under seal. An expunged criminal record will not be accessible tothe public.
Yourexpunged and sealed criminal record can still be accessed by the Court,prosecutors, and law enforcement agencies including police, FBI, immigration,and other agencies in a criminal investigation, prosecution, or for sentencingand probation purposes. Your sealed criminal record can also be accessed bycriminal justice agencies and other state agencies if you apply for certainjobs or apply for types of occupational licenses.
Yes.Many criminal offenses are more serious, or enhanced, if you have prioroffenses of the same type. For example, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is anoffense where the penalties become more serious if you have prior DWI offenses.When the law permits, a sealed criminal record can be used to enhance thepenalties for new offenses.
Ifyou apply through the Washington County Attorney’s Office, you do not have to paythe $300 filing fee to the Court. If you apply by preparing and filing aPetition for Expungement directly with the Court, you will have to pay a $300filing fee for each offense or ask the Court to waive this fee based on yourincome.
If you apply through the Washington County Attorney’s Office and you qualify for expungement, you do not have to file any paperwork with the Court. If you seek expungement on your own, you must file a Petition for Expungement with the Court and pay a filing fee.
No. If your criminal record is eligible, the Washington County Attorney’s Office will request an expungement from the Court. You will not have to appear in court to seal your record.
Fillout the online application. Once you apply, the Washington County Attorney’sOffice will review your case and determine if you’re eligible to seal yourcriminal record. If you are eligible, we will request additional information tocomplete the expungement process.
After you apply, we will analyze your criminal record and determine if you are eligible for expungement. If you are eligible, we will contact you for additional information to complete your expungement. If you are not eligible, we will contact you to explain why you are not eligible for expungement.
Whenthe Court issues an expungement order, a copy will be sent to the mailingaddress in your application. This is proof that your records have been expungedand are now sealed.
Yes.Your application can be denied by the Washington County Attorney’s Office or by theCourt.
Your offense is not eligible under the Minnesota expungement law.
Not enough time has passed since you were discharged from probation. In some cases, you may be eligible in the future after the waiting period has ended.
You have new crimes or a serious criminal history.
We will carefully consider the factors outlined inthe Minnesota expungement law to determine if sealing your record is appropriate. These factors include the nature and seriousness of the offense, the length of time since the offense occurred, the steps taken towards rehabilitation following the offense, any aggravating or mitigating factors, your participation in the offense, your criminal history, the effect that the criminal record has on your ability to obtain employment, housing, and other necessities of life.
Weencourage you to seek community-based legal assistance ifyour application is denied or if you have other questions about the law orlegal process.
Documents related to juvenile offenders may be faxed to 651-430-6947 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a Washington County resident, call the Community Corrections drug testing line at 651-430-6955. •Call each day, Sunday through Thursday, any time after 9:00 a.m. •This message will tell you which colors have been called, the day to provide the sample and which location to submit the sample. •Testing occurs at three locations – listen to the entire message to learn which location will be collecting samples for your color: Stillwater – Washington County Courthouse, 14949 62nd St No, Community Corrections lobby, 2nd floor Cottage Grove – Service Center, 13000 Ravine Pkwy, Community Corrections Room 88 Forest Lake – Headwaters Service Center, 19955 Forest Rd No, Room 1714 •Report to the collection site on the day indicated for your color. •Collection times are any time between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. •You must present a photo ID and $18.00. •Cash, cashier’s check, money order, Visa or MasterCard credit/debit cards are accepted. •Personal checks are NOT accepted. Your probation officer will be notified of all test results and/or if you fail to submit a sample as scheduled. Failure to report for a scheduled test is a violation of your probation. If you have any questions, please contact your probation officer.
If you live outside of Washington County you may be assigned to submit tests through RSI Labs in St. Paul. Call their drug testing line at 651-209-6137. • Be sure to listen to the complete message to learn which colors have been called, and the day to provide the sample. • You may call this number any time between 12:00 p.m. (noon) and 10:00 p.m. every day of the week, Sunday through Saturday. • The RSI testing location is RSI Labs, 357 Oneida Street South, St Paul, MN • When your color is called, you must report as indicated. Collection times vary depending on the day, so listen closely to the message. • When submitting a urine sample, you must bring a photo ID and $18.00. You will be able to pay the $18.00 fee with a money order made out to RSI Labs. • Cash, checks, and credit/debit cards are not accepted. Your probation officer will be notified of all test results and/or if you fail to submit a sample as scheduled. Failure to report for a scheduled test is a violation of your probation. If you have any questions, please contact your probation officer.
Note: Fees can be waived based on certain criteria. A waiver application can be requested from a probation officer, picked up at one of the probation offices, or call 651-430-6962 to have an application mailed. 2018 FEES Diversion $168 Supervision – Misdemeanor $230 Supervision – Gross Misdemeanor $277 Supervision – Felony $330 Drug Test $18 Drug Test Positive Confirmation Test $35 Electronic Home Monitoring/GPS – Per Day $16 Electronic Alcohol Monitoring – Per Day$13 Sentence to Service $30 Repeat Offender DWI Program $100
Fees assessed on adult cases may be made by calling the payment line at 651-430-6932.
The following fees can be paid by calling the payment line: Diversion, Supervision, Drug Tests (Urine Analysis), Electronic Alcohol Monitoring, Electronic Home Monitoring/GPS, Repeat Offender DWI Program, Theft Education Program.
Credit/Debit Card Via Phone: 651-430-6279, Option #6
Check or Money Order: Make payable to Court Administration Restitution. Include your file number on check or money order.
Mail Payment to:
Washington County Courthouse
14949 62nd Street North
PO Box 3802
Stillwater, MN 55082-3802
Note: Do not make checks/money orders payable to Community Corrections/Probation.
Format: FirstName.LastName@co.washington.mn.usExample: John.Doe@co.washington.mn.us
Call 651-430-6962 or email CCDocs-Financial@co.washington.mn.us with your concerns.
Out-of-home placements include:• Family foster care• Shelter care• Group home• Respite care• Residential treatment care• Detention• Correctional
Treatment includes:• Chemical dependency• Sex offender• Multi-Systemic Therapy• PLACE
How is the fee determined?
You will receive financial forms to complete and return to Washington County Collections. It is to your advantage to complete the forms and return them as quickly as possible so that you know what your parental fee will be.Any income you receive on behalf of your child including, but not limited to, child support, SSI, and RSDI shall be paid to Washington County towards your child’s cost of care. The parental fee is based on various factors including:• Parental income (excluding step-parent income)• Household size
Based on certain criteria you may qualify for a waiver.
To find out if you qualify and to receive an application, call 651-430-6962.
Go to the Sheriff's Office Warrant Search page.
This depends on the client and how the client is able to pay for the services. If the client will privately pay all costs, then the provider can negotiate a rate with that individual. If a client receives state/federal assistance, there are rating and screening tools used to determine the reimbursement level for the client. The minimum monthly room and board rate for individuals who qualify for state/federal assistance is $893.
Any person can voluntarily report if they know or suspect that a child is being abused or neglected or has been abused or neglected in the past three years. If you are a mandated reporter and you know or suspect that a child is being abused or neglected or has been subjected to abuse or neglect within the past three years, you are required by law to report that information. The reporter's name is confidential, accessible only if the reporter consents or by a court order.
Individuals who want genetic testing but do not have a child support case open with the child support office can independently contact a genetic testing lab about genetic testing services.
Failure to cooperate with court ordered genetic testing may result in a warrant being issued for the arrest of the person(s) who fail to cooperate.
Please call 651-275-7400 or e-mail your question to email@example.com
Yes. The Crisis Response Unit (CRU) can help support families develop better coping skills and a solid plan to help in future situations.
The Crisis Response Unit (CRU) staff consists of trained mental health professionals and practitioners.
Yes. No one will be turned away in a crisis situation due to not having insurance.
Possibly. Washington County does not charge a fee for Crisis Response services. However, some services can be billed through the individual’s insurance policy which may lead to a financial obligation for the insurance holder.
Yes. Stabilization services are available to work with clients for a short time to ensure that any needed referrals are made and supports are in place.
In most situations, yes. The only time the phone would not be answered is in a situation where all staff are working with other clients. In that case, staff will return the call as soon as possible.
When your benefits begin depends on the date the county receives the first page of the Combined Application Form (CAF) or the online application via ApplyMN.
Other programs include:
SNAP benefits may not be used for any nonfood items, such as pet food, soap, paper products, and household supplies; beer, wine, cigarettes, or tobacco; vitamins and medicines; food that will be eaten in the store; hot foods.
You do not need an assigned county case manager to be eligible for the grant. You will need to meet all of the requirements with income, age, disability, and need for the grant.
Yes, if you are currently using any other MA funded program you will need to consult with your case manager or the FSG Coordinator at ComSvsFamilySupportGrant@co.washington.mn.us to inquire if your situation is eligible.
Yes! We can use FSG funds as a gap services to assistance as long as you qualify while you wait for other services to be set up.
After all of the paperwork that is needed to process has been received you will be notified of what you have been approved for and the grant amount. It typically will take around 30-60 days to receive the funds.
As of right now, we can’t approve anyone that is 25 or older to receive grant funds. Please call the intake line to see if other services are available based on the needs of the person.
You do not need to have MA to be eligible for grant funds but the family support grant should always be used last payer, if you are on MA and it covers a service or your private insurance is able to cover it. You may be asked to provide documentation that show denials off coverage from MA and/or your private insurance before getting approved.
You can reapply yearly for the program and your eligibility will be reviewed again. There is a yearly max per year that one child is allowed to receive. If you do not qualify at some point after being approved you are responsibility for communicating this and returning any funds that you shouldn’t have received directly to the county.
Each child that qualifies for the Family Support Grant is allowed to receive up to the max amount each year as long as they qualify for the grant.
The checks are always mailed out the beginning of the month. It is very important to keep your mailing address updated with the case manager or the FSG coordinator. The checks are mailed directly to the family. We do not coordinate in-person pickups of the checks.
DIRECT – Service medical records show that the disabling condition was diagnosed during military service and the condition has continued to affect the Veteran.
AGGRAVATION – Evidence demonstrates that the disabling condition which existed prior to service was aggravated beyond normal progression during military service.
PRESUMPTIVE – Evidence demonstrates that the disability is one predetermined by the VA to be presumed for service connection by time, place and type of service.
SECONDARY – Evidence demonstrates that the disability developed as a result of, or residual of, another service connected disability.
INJURY AS A RESULT OF VA MEDICAL TREATMENT – This is a disability that the Veteran incurred, had aggravated or died from because of medical treatment at a VA Facility.
Depending on the percentage of disability, the service connected Veteran may have co-payments for non-service connected disability services and/or prescriptions. These co-payments may be waived if the Veteran completes a financial means test and meets the criteria for exemption. Note: 50–100 percent service-connected Veterans do not have any co-pays for services and/or prescriptions, even for non-service related conditions.
If a Veteran is not service-connected, there may be co-payments for services and prescription costs.
The widow/widower of a Veteran who died of a service-connected disability is eligible for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, also known as DIC. This compensation is not based on financial need.
The widow/widower of a Veteran who was rated at 100 percent, permanent and total, service connected disabled for ten years or more is also eligible for DIC even if the Veterans death was not due to service connected conditions. In this circumstance, there may be an additional allowance for the widow/widower if he/she was married to the Veteran for eight years or more and lived continuously with the Veteran prior to death.
Veterans who are in receipt of pension are also given an allowance for dependents; however, with pension all dependent income is counted/included.
When a Veteran is rated at 100 percent permanent and total or a Veteran dies due to a service connected disability, dependents are eligible for education benefits.
In general, you should wear closed-toed shoes, long pants and weather appropriate clothes. If you have them, you can bring work/gardening gloves.
Always bring water and feel free to bring your own snack if you’d like. Other things to think about bringing include sunscreen and/or bug spray.
If the weather forecast is bad, a call will be made to cancel the event by 3:00 pm the Friday before the event. This will be updated on the monthly Facebook event or you can call the park office at 651-430-8370. If you have not seen anything by 3:00 pm, assume the event is still happening. If there is lightning during the event, it is automatically cancelled.
No, a single day volunteer parking pass will be provided to you when you arrive at the Eagle Point Lake Trailhead. If you do have a parks permit, that will work as well.
Yes, kids are welcome but any minors under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Yes, please do! It helps us if you RSVP, but volunteers are always welcome.
Not a problem, just come for as long as you can and express this to the head steward when you arrive.
The volunteers will be at Eagle Point Lake Trailhead until 9:40 every day.
If you are later than 9:40 am, stop in at the park office at the park entrance. Tell them you are here to volunteer with natural resources and they will provide you a parking pass and let you know where to meet the group.
If you have a group of approximately 10+ people and would like to come volunteer, see section for “Group Volunteer opportunities”.
Per our Parks Ordinance #199, Chapter IV - Regulations Pertaining to General Parkland Operation:
Section 5 - Aviation
It shall be unlawful to use park property as a starting or landing field for aircraft, hot air baloons, parachutes, hang gliders, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) aka "drones", or other flying apparatus, unless otherwise authorized by permit.
Section 8 - Engine Powered Models or Toys
It shall be unlawful for any person to start, fly or use any fuel or battery powered model aircraft, model boar, model car, or unmanned aircraft systems ("drones"), or rocket or like powered toy or model, except as authorized with a use permit.
To learn about our pet policy, click here.
You will be notified at least 3 weeks prior to the auction.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), such officer, deputy, clerk, or employee or commissioner for tax-forfeited lands or assistant to such commissioner may (1) purchase lands owned by that official at the time the state became the absolute owner thereof or (2) bid upon and purchase forfeited property offered for sale under the alternate sale procedure described in section 282.01, subd. 7a.
Parcel lines can also be printed with aerial photography in the background. Again, the lines are approximate.
Yes, you may call the office with your request and provide your card information over the phone. You may also send an e-mail to Publicworks@co.washington.mn.us with your request, name, and phone number. We will then contact you at the number provided with the total cost, and to receive your card information.
Washington County does not replace mailboxes or posts damaged by the force of moving snow. A swing away style mailbox is designed to minimize the risk of damage from plowed snow and is what is suggested.
Please call Carol Hanson, Office Specialist, Washington County Public Works, 651-430-4313 for additional information.
City and Township contact information
Call Carol Hanson, Office Specialist, Washington County Public Works, 651-430-4313, for additional information.
If the pothole is on a city street contact the corresponding agency from the link provided below. If the pothole is on a state highway please contact MnDot Dispatch at 651-592-1550. City and Township contact information
The parcel with the proposed basin is owned and maintained by the City of Woodbury. Regulations for water quality were used to determine the basin size and overall design.
Preliminary Basin Locations identifies potential areas. From these areas, Markgrafs, Hudson/Woodbury NE, and Commerce where identified as the most suitable locations. The locations considered were based on criteria related to maintenance, ability to get water to the locations, design requirements and available area.
Basin Plans details the basin layout, landscaping, and examples of the proposed plants for this basin.
See Basin Plans for examples of the proposed plants.
The existing area is non-irrigated mowed turf and in dry years the turf ends up burning up, becoming yellow. The basin is proposed to have native plantings that are hardier with deeper roots that hold up to dry conditions much better. The native plantings also provide color and an opportunity to support wildlife. Providing support for wildlife and pollinators is an initiative of the City.
The Minnesota DNR Turtle poster contains information on Minnesota turtles and some ways to protect them. The reduction in mowing and pedestrian traffic as well as allowing the storm water run-off to infiltrate into the ground before entering Markgrafs Lake could all play into effect in protecting nearby turtles. The landscaping and basin will also help support other wildlife in the area as well.
The parcel is currently maintained by the City, and will continue to be in the future. The project has been developed through the City’s Capital Improvement Plan and adequate fund balance exists for the project as proposed.
The trail system through the area provides a lot of opportunities for biking, walking and running and is not proposed to be removed. Mowed strip turf buffer areas are proposed along the existing trails, on top of the proposed basin as well as mowed turf along the property line to the townhomes north of the proposed basin.
The project record is a combination of the plans, studies , design alternatives, comments and other items that relate to the project that help guide decisions and changes made by the project management team as the project progresses from preliminary to final design and into construction.
Driveway access will be maintained during the majority of construction. There will be some concrete work where driveways meet the road. This work will include removal of the old concrete curb and replacement on new concrete curb and a concrete apron. To complete this work, concrete is poured out of a truck and takes about five days to harden (cure). While this concrete is hardening, vehicles will not be allowed to drive over the soft concrete. Advance notice of when work is expected to occur will be provided to residents during construction.
The County and the City will not assess individual property owners for this project.
This project is expected to start in June of this year. The majority of the work for this project is expected to occur in June, July, and August. Some final cleanup could also occur in September.
Normal working hours for this project will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Upon approval from the County and City, the contractor may also request to work on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. No work will be allowed on Sundays.
We do not expect delivery services will be distributed as a result of this project, with the expectation to driveway work described above. Some mailbox posts will be temporary relocated as part of the project, to allow work during construction.
If you have a mailbox on Stillwater Boulevard, your mail box post will be replaced with a swing-away type post at no cost to you as part of the project. Your existing mailbox will be attached to the new post. After the new mailbox post is installed, your old mailbox post will be left onsite for one week. If you wish to keep your old mail box post, please move it away from the new mailbox post. After one week, the old mailbox posts will be removed off site.
The swing-away post facilitates County snow removal and provides improved safety should a vehicle collide with it. You have the opportunity to decline the mailbox post replacement. If you wish to decline the mail box post replacement, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 430-4336. If you decline, your existing mailbox and post will remain in place.
We do not expect trash or recycling services will be distributed as a result of this project.
Stillwater Boulevard will be open to traffic for the duration of the project; however, traffic may be restricted to one-way travel at times. During the restrictions, flaggers will be used to alert drivers to closures and delays.
The sidewalk will be closed for the majority of this project to connect water service lines into the new watermain and to construct the new curb.
While water service lines are connected to the new watermain, the water service will be shut off. These lines will be shut off for less than 1 day.
Residents that live near the project should expect to see dust and hear noise from construction equipment. To help limit the amount of dust in the air, water or a dust palliative will be sprayed on gravel surfaces.
Neither Washington County nor the City of Oakdale have control over the speed limit, however, it is expected to remain at its currently posted limit (35 and 40 miles per hour).
Seed will be placed for turf establishment where necessary along the project limits. These items are placed and then left to nature to establish. If you, as the property owner, currently maintain the County’s right-of-way the same as your yard, it would be recommended for you to water these restored areas and minimize the mowing until the seed has completely established.
The corridor study did not recommend which intersection should be improved first and acknowledged that constructing both interchanges at the same time would cause difficulties in construction detours, road closures, and access. Building the Hadley Avenue interchange first will benefit drivers in the future when the Century Avenue interchange is built.
A grade separated crossing of the Gateway Trail at Hadley Avenue is also a benefit of the Hadley Avenue Interchange Project. A pedestrian bridge was built over Century Avenue in 2012.
$5 million: Transportation Economic Development grant program administered by the Minnesota Department of Transportation
$1 million: A grant given to the MN Department of Natural Resources for a grade separated crossing on the Gateway Regional Trail
A commercial right-of-way donation was a key aspect of making this project possible.
The city and county will also use State Aid road funds on the project.