The Auditor acts as clerk for the Board of
Commissioners. The Auditor also computes taxes according to the levies
and spreads the same upon the tax rolls; figures interest and penalties
on delinquent taxes; and after payment, apportions and disburses the
proceeds to the various governmental subdivisions.
The Auditor also serves as the Election Administrator for Houston
County; duties include, but are not limited to: preparation of ballots,
training of election judges, administration of absentee voting,
canvassing the returns & state reporting. All
transfers of real estate are entered upon the transfer records in this
office and noted on the tax roll before recording. Motor vehicle,
driver, game, fish and off road licenses are issued by the auditor.
Application Resident Auctioneer
Application Out-of-State Auctioneer
offered in Houston County License Center:
We very much appreciate your business and
highly encourage residents to renew vehicle registrations at our local
office. This adds revenue to the county and is made easy by utilizing
one of the three methods below:
~ Coming to the License Center in the Historic
Courthouse with your renewal notice
~ Mailing the renewal notice to:
Marshall Street, Suite 114
~ Using the handy payment drop box located on the
outside of the building at the main entrance
(west side of the
We will mail the renewals back to you.
Be sure to
bring along your vehicle insurance information, as this is required for
all renewals. You will need
to know the Company Name (not insurance Agent), Policy Number and
Expiration Date (Month, Day & Year).
The Driver’s Exam Station is located at 304 South Marshall Street in
Caledonia in Room B-11.
Staff are available on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of the month.
You need to schedule a Road Test.
No appointment is needed for the written Driver’s Permit Test,
which is offered at 10:00 a.m. on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of
each month. If you are
a new resident in the state of Minnesota, please bring your current
State license, birth certificate, and marriage certificate-if there is a
name change, or an unexpired passport.
The phone number for the Exam Station is
507-453-2935. They can be reached
at this number on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
Driver License Renewals, duplicates & ID Cards
The hours for Driver’s License, commercial driver’s license and photo ID
cards are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
No photos are taken after 4 PM.
If you are renewing a commercial driver’s license you need to
provide proof of citizenship, either a certified birth certificate or
unexpired passport is accepted.
You will also need to know your social security number for the
Motor Vehicle registration, renewals, title transfers, etc.
To register a vehicle or do a title transfer you
need to bring in the current title and papers received at time of
purchase, as well as the driver license for all owners.
you purchase a vehicle, please bring the Title, MSO or Confirmation of
Ownership, and if the vehicle is new, the window sticker, along with all
paperwork from the dealership.
There will be no title work done after 4
PM. To transfer the title on a motorcycle the engine number off the
block of the engine is required.
If you are sending someone else to get
renewal tabs you need to send the renewal notice or a permission slip.
Vehicle, Boat & Snowmobile Registration
To register a
purchased boat, ATV or snowmobile from a private party you need a
detailed bill of sale with the following information:
year, make, model, serial number,
and engine size. Usually
boats that are longer than 16 feet have a title which needs to be
presented at our office. A
bill of sale or a registration card is needed to register a trailer, if
it does not have a title. If
you are sending someone else to complete the registration for you they
need a permission slip. If
you purchased a boat and trailer as a “package deal”, a value must be
assigned to each. A Bill of
Sale is required to list a value for the boat and a value for the
trailer. There will be no
title work done after 4 PM
Game & Fish Regulations
2016 Hunting & Trapping
2016 Fishing Regulations
Waterfowl Hunting Regulation
Beginning August 15, 2016 the Houston County License
Center hours for most services will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
After 4:00 we will no longer process Driver Licenses,
Instructional Permit Applications, ID’s, Title Transfers for vehicles,
ATVs, boats or snowmobile.
This change is being made in order to meet reporting requirements and
contain the budget by not paying over-time.
Between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. the only transactions will be simple
sticker renewals or Game & Fish Licenses.