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Benton County Minnesota Public Records

Benton County is located in the state of Minnesota; the county was established in 1849 and organized in 1850, making it one of the oldest counties in Minnesota. The county was named after Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri. Sauk Rapids is the largest city in the county while Foley is the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 38,451 people and a total area of 413 square miles (1,070 km2), of which4.8 square miles (12 km2) (1.2%) is water and  408 square miles (1,060 km2) is land. Benton County is the fourth-smallest county in Minnesota by total area and 5th smallest by land area. The following cities are in the county: Foley, Gilman, Rice (partial), Royalton (partial), Sartell (partial), Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud (partial).

Benton County borders the following counties:  Mille Lacs County to the northeast, Sherburne County to the southeast, Stearns County to the southwest and Morrison County to the northwest. The county has five major highways:  U.S. Highway 10, Minnesota State Highway 15, Minnesota State Highway 23, Minnesota State Highway 25 and Minnesota State Highway 95.

Brian Koester is the County Assessor; his office is responsible for administering and establishing a fair valuation and tax assessment. His office also has direct supervision over all Assessor staff and general supervision of all Local Assessors working within Benton County.

Karri Thorsten is the county auditor-treasurer; her office is responsible for the following:

  • Collecting county funds payable to the county, much of which are Personal Property and Real Estate taxes.
  • Making reports for the county, federal and state government.
  • Performs tax administration including tax calculation, splits and combines of property, name and address maintenance, land transfers, tax increment finance, and special assessments and settlements.
  • Collecting Aggregate Tax.

For information on how to access public records, call the auditor through (320) 968-5006 or visit Records Search.

Below is the physical address of the auditor’s office:

531 Dewey Street,  

MN 56329