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Please review our list below of Frequently Asked Questions. If you have a question that you cannot find in the below list or elsewhere on the County website, please submit feedback using the feedback button above.

  • Crisis

    • Am I going to be billed for Crisis services? What if I feel I cannot afford to be seen or am worried about finances?

    • Brief Questionnaires/Screening Tools to Get Started or Use With Your Providers

    • Can I remain anonymous if I call?

    • Can the Crisis Team help with housing?

    • Can the Crisis Team prescribe medications?

    • Commonly Asked For Numbers or Information

    • Does the Crisis Team conduct Chemical Dependency Evaluations or Rule 25’s?

    • Limited Coping Resources For Those In Crisis

    • Suicide Loss Survivors Support Group

    • What about confidentiality?

    • What if I am experiencing Domestic Violence?

    • What if I am not a Scott or Carver County Resident?

    • Where does the Crisis Team meet with people?

    • Who do you see?

  • Elections

    • How do I contact the Carver County Election and Voter Registration Office?

    • How do I register to vote on Election Day?

    • How do I register to vote?

    • What if I am not registered but still want to cast an absentee ballot?

    • What if I cannot get to the polls on Election Day?

    • What if I have changed my name or address since I last registered to vote?

    • Who is eligible to vote?

    • Why should I pre-register to vote?

  • Foster Care

    • As a foster care provider will I be responsible for medical bills accrued by the individual placed in my home?

    • Can a single person be a foster parent?

    • Can foster parents adopt the children in their care?

    • Can I choose the age group?

    • Do foster care providers get paid?

    • Do I have to own my on home to do foster care?

    • Do I need be licensed to provide foster care?

    • If I have a child placed in my home will the family know the whereabouts of the child. Will they have contact with the child?

    • Is there a need in Carver County for foster parents?

    • What kind of experience or training do I have to have?

  • InterLibrary Loan

    • If a popular item is unavailable at my home library because of long request lists, can I request it through MnLINK?

    • Can I request recently published items through MnLINK?

    • Can I specify that I want an item from the closest library? Wouldn’t that be the quickest and shortest route?

    • How do I cancel a request?

    • How do I contact MnLINK directly?

    • How do I track my requests?

    • How long does it take for an item to arrive?

    • I never received the item I requested. Why wasn’t I notified?

    • I received an email telling me that my request was not filled. What do I do?

    • My login was not successful. Why?

    • What kinds of materials can I request?

    • Where can I get more information about MnLINK?

    • Where do I return MnLINK items?

  • License and Service Center

    • Can I buy tabs if the vehicle is not in my name?

    • Can I pay a reinstatement fee at this office?

    • Do I need a snowmobile trail permit?

    • Do you accept credit or debit cards?

    • Does a combination fishing license include children?

    • How do I make an appointment for a road test?

    • If I take my children under age 16 fishing, do I need a license?

    • What are your hours of operation?

    • What do I need to purchase my tabs if I don't have the current bill?

    • What do I need to transfer a non-titled watercraft, snowmobile, or ATV?

    • What is the procedure for changing my name on my drivers license?

    • What is the tech fee?

    • What is the wheelage tax for?

    • Where do I pay a fine?

  • Parks

    • Are dogs allowed in your parks?

    • Are there lifeguards on duty at beach facilities?

    • Can I hunt, fish or trap in the park areas?

    • Do I need a vehicle permit to enter the park?

    • Do you allow alcoholic beverages in the parks?

    • Do you rent recreational equipment?

    • What are the Baylor Campground office hours?

    • What are the park hours of operation?

    • When can I check-in for camping?

    • When can I make a camping/shelter reservation?

    • Where are the parks located?

    • Where can I buy a Daily or Annual Park Permit?

    • Where can I find a park trails map?

  • Property Tax Statement

    • How do change my mailing address on my tax statement?

    • How do I get tax payment information or a copy of the statement?

    • I already paid the special assessment. Why is it still on my tax statement?

    • I no longer own this property. Why am I receiving this statement?

    • I received my tax statement but my taxes are escrowed. How do I know my mortgage company has received this information?

    • I recently purchased a property in Carver County. Why didn't I receive the tax statement?

    • My tax statement shows non-homestead but I live in the house located on the property. How do I file or check on my homestead application?

    • What is the County Rail Authority? What is the money used for?

    • What is the Recycle Management fee on my statement?

    • What taxing authorities are included in METRO DISTRICTS on my Pay 2013 and prior tax statements?

    • What taxing authorities are included in OTHERS on my Pay 2013 and prior tax statements?

    • When will I receive my tax statement?

    • Who do I contact with questions on my property taxes?

  • Property Taxation

    • Are there any property tax deferral programs available for blind or disabled taxpayers?

    • Are there any property tax deferral programs available for senior citizens?

    • Can I make a partial payment toward my tax bill?

    • Do I qualify for a State Property Tax Refund?

    • How can I pay my taxes?

    • How do change my mailing address on my tax statement?

    • How do I apply for a State Property Tax Refund?

    • How do I get tax payment information or a copy of the statement?

    • I am filing for my State Property Tax Refund and don't have my current year statement. When will I receive it?

    • Is there a limit to the amount of tax that can be paid online?

    • What factors affect my property taxes?

    • What if my property tax payment is late?

    • When are my taxes due?

    • When is my tax bill considered delinquent?

    • When will I receive my tax statement?

    • Where do my tax dollars go?

    • Who do I contact with questions on my property taxes?

  • Proposed Tax Notice

    • A school district referendum passed at the November General Election. Is the increase reflected on this Proposed Tax Notice?

    • Can the amount of tax change from what is on my Proposed Tax Notice?

    • Is there a meeting held to discuss the proposed budgets?

    • What is the Proposed Tax Notice?

    • When will I receive my Proposed Tax Notice?

    • Who do I contact with questions on my property taxes?

    • Why are special assessments not shown on the Proposed Tax Notice?

  • Special Assessments

    • How do I find out the remaining balance of a current special assessment and how do I find out if there are any pending special assessments that may be levied?

    • What is a special assessment?

    • What is the Recycle Management fee on my statement?

    • Who sets the interest rate on the special assessments?

    • Why are special assessments not shown on the Proposed Tax Notice?

  • Tax Forfeiture

    • Am I guaranteed clear title to my property?

    • Can I build on the property?

    • Can I get a refund on my purchase?

    • Can I purchase land for someone else?

    • Can the special assessment on the property be reapplied?

    • Do I have to pay the delinquent taxes of the property I purchase at the Tax Forfeited Land Sale?

    • Do I have to write a separate check for each parcel purchased?

    • Does the purchase price affect the taxable market value of the tax forfeited property?

    • If I purchase more than one parcel of land, do I have to fill out a separate State Deed information form for each parcel?

    • When will I receive my State Deed?

    • Who IS NOT ELIGIBLE to bid & purchase tax-forfeited land?

    • Whose name can appear on the deed?

    • Will I receive a Property Tax Statement?

  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Fiscal Disparity (FD)

    • Is Tax Increment Financing an additional tax?

    • What is Fiscal Disparity (FD)?

    • What is Tax Increment Financing (TIF)?

  • Vital Statistics

    • Do you accept credit or debit cards?

    • How do I apply for a Marriage License?

    • How do I get a birth certificate if I was born in another state?

    • How do I get a certified copy of a death certificate?

    • How do I get a certified copy of my marriage certificate?

    • How do I get a copy of my birth certificate?

    • How do I get authentication of a birth or death certificate or Apostilles?

    • How do I record my ordination certificate?

    • How do I register my Notary Commission?

    • What are the hours of operation?

    • What do I do if something is misspelled on my birth certificate?