As we work collectively by way of this pandemic, the Cass County Sheriff’s Workplace is dedicated to persevering with to serve the residents and guests of our county throughout these unprecedented instances. Life as we all know it, in nearly each side, has modified. Whereas we now have modified some practices and procedures to assist maintain employees and people we serve secure, and to comply with mandates, we’re nonetheless dedicated to delivering environment friendly and efficient legislation enforcement providers to our public and communities. We want to provide you with an replace on doing enterprise on the Cass County Courthouse and the way the Sheriff’s Workplace at present capabilities.
On the Courthouse in downtown Walker a number of issues have modified. Since March 18, 2020, the Cass County Board of Commissioners has restricted entry to county buildings, together with the courthouse, apart from district court docket providers. Non-essential visits to the courthouse are discouraged. Cass County has remained open to serving residents by way of phone, e mail, USPS mail and on-line providers out there by way of our web site. These efforts are according to our countywide Continuity of Operations Plan.
Should you do go to the courthouse, entry has been restricted to the west and east aspect doorways. The principle entrance off State Freeway 200/371 will not be open to the general public. Indicators direct you to the aspect entries. The east aspect (throughout from Dairy Queen) has customer parking in addition to handicapped accessible parking and entry. When you enter the east or west door, you’ll be greeted at a screening station that’s operated and staffed by deputies from the sheriff’s workplace. This screening station will display screen guests and employees going into the courthouse for Courtroom entry. You’ll move by way of the screening station previous to utilizing the stairway or elevator to entry the courthouse or different components of the constructing. A lot of the enterprise (together with voting) could be performed within the screening station foyer. Our screening employees can help you with dropping off paperwork or selecting up paperwork or purposes. If you want to meet with a selected workplace, we’ll name that workplace and a consultant of that workplace will come to the screening station to fulfill with you. A masks is at present required on this public house.
Cass County gives a number of of its providers by way of its web site at www.co.cass.mn.us and makes use of particular person division’s pages to direct you to types or purposes that you’re searching for. In a number of situations, on-line funds could be accepted by way of the web site. When you’ve got questions concerning the web site or providers out there, please name the workplace you are trying to do enterprise with earlier than coming to the courthouse.
The sheriff’s workplace operates very equally and gives a number of of its providers by way of our web site at www.casssheriff.com. Types and Permits will provide you with entry to printable and fillable PDF types and a brand new on-line fee system is out there for making civil, alarm and leisure allow funds. Per state statute, allow to hold purposes should be submitted in particular person on the screening station in our foyer.
Visiting at our detention middle is at present unavailable. Our detention middle is processing fingerprint purposes on Thursdays by appointment solely. You’ll be able to name 218-547-7350 to get details about making an appointment for fingerprinting. The present payment is $20.
We’re nonetheless responding to requires service and patrolling our communities. Our interplay with you might change as we will probably be carrying a masks and making an attempt social dispatching when engaged on requires service. Our tools and autos are disinfected continuously following tips and PPE is supplied to deputies for those who we now have contact with that will not have PPE provisions out there. Non-emergency calls are prioritized and answered as assets are ready. In case your name for service doesn’t require an in-person go to from a deputy, we’ll discuss with you over the cellphone to make a report or reply questions that you might have. We will even make the most of e mail to ship you types that have to be accomplished within the occasion of a theft or property crime.
Whereas the pandemic actually modifications the best way we’re pressured to do enterprise, we’re totally dedicated to holding our communities secure and are actively working at that daily. We’re all the time grateful for our group assist and dealing relationships and they’re particularly appreciated throughout instances like these. We’re proud to have constructed this relationship with these we serve and are grateful for the cooperation that we now have with you. If we could be of help to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Keep Protected!
When you’ve got particular questions that you prefer to answered on this column or in particular person, please be at liberty to contact me anytime utilizing one of many following strategies: By e mail at [email protected]; by cellphone at 218-547-1424 or 800-450-2677; or by mail or in particular person on the Cass County Sheriff’s Workplace, 303 Minnesota Ave. W, P.O. Field 1119, Walker, MN, 56484.