Beltrami County Mission and Values

We will strive to be the catalyst to firmly establish a community that promotes healthy families, environmental quality, expanding economic opportunity and a quality of life second to none.

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Beltrami County COVID-19 Hub


Minnesota Department of Health


US Center for Disease Control


MFIP Biennial Service Agreement for public review CLICK HERE and use ID number 04BEL746 to view. Please contact Anne Lindseth at 218-333-4199 ore email to comment.


Notice is hereby given that the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners wild hold a Pulic Hearing regarding the petition to re-name unnamedlake 04-0218 to Heltzer Lake.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm in the County Board Room, 701 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji MN


Salary Compliance Notice


Construction Project Update

CSAH 57 (Sumac Rd & Hazelwood)

Last summer the County started the first of four projects to upgrade County State Aid Highway 57.  These projects were to reconstruct four miles in 2020, pave those four miles in 2021, reconstruct three miles in 2022 and pave those three miles in 2023. The four mile reconstruction project last year ran into unexpected delays.  Utilities did not relocate their facilities in the required time frame so the contractor was unable to complete their work as planned.  Also, a permit to work in the State Park was held up at the federal level, in part due to COVID-19, which caused another delay of the project.  The contractor is expected to start again in September and complete their project this fall.  The remaining projects will all move back one year.
In the interim, the County has been maintaining the gravel road.  We have been blading the road weekly when conditions allow.  The dry summer makes maintaining gravel roads harder to do because moisture is needed to compact and keep gravel in place.  Dry loose gravel will washboard easier.  We have applied dust control multiple times and will again as warranted.  The dust control attracts moisture and helps keep the gravel in place.
The project has not gone as planned.  It is frustrating for everyone, the public, the contractor, and the County.  Please understand we are trying to deal with it the best as we can.



Facilities & Locations

The County "Campus" consists of a two block area near downtown Bemidji and includes:

Administration Building
Community Service Center
Law Enforcement Center
County Jail
Judicial Center
Historic Courthouse

The Highway Department is located off Campus.