Web Sites and Link
Board of ElectricityRegulates licensing of electricians, inspects electrical installations. Oversees alarm and communication contractors, elevator contractors. Agency guide, contractor directory, information on electrical codes, how to register a complaint.
Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent ServicesState agency licenses and disciplines security professionals in these areas. Requirements, application procedure, fee schedule, applicable statutes and rules.
Board on Judicial StandardsAn independent state agency that receives and acts upon complaints about Minnesota judges for judicial misconduct or wrongdoing. The board handles judicial disability matters.
Bureau of Mediation ServicesResponsible for the administration of the Minnesota Labor Relations Act (MLRA), conciliation/mediation, arbitration, bargaining unit determinations, and bargaining unit certification elections.
Capitol Area Architectural and Planning BoardResponsible for preserving the architectural integrity of state capitol buildings and grounds, protecting open spaces in the capitol area, ensuring accessibility for pedestrians and motorists.
Department of AgricultureMission is to work toward a diverse agricultural industry that is profitable and environmentally sound; to protect public health and safety regarding food and agricultural products; and to ensure orderly commerce in agricultural and food products.
Department of AdministrationThe department provides an extensive array of business management and administrative services for the executive branch of state government.
Department of CommerceInformation about department programs and the industries they regulate. Find instructions on how to file a complaint, look-up licensed individuals and businesses, check enforcement actions, and view consumer publications.
Department of Employee RelationsThe employer for the executive branch of Minnesota state government. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and retention of state employees. Background, information on employee benefits, labor relations, how to apply for a civil service job.
Department of Employment and Economic DevelopmentFormed by a merger of the former Department of Economic Security and the Department of Trade and Economic Development. Is concerned with business and community development, and employment.
Department of Human RightsInformation about the department, its initiatives, an index of services, online version of the Human Rights Act, and legal affairs information.
Department of RevenueInformation and tax forms. Online filing and payment options for individuals and businesses. Income tax information also in Spanish.
Department of Transportation Office of Investment ManagementInformation on state transportation planning.
Driver and Vehicle ServicesProvides vehicle licensing, titling, and registration information as well as forms and contact information.
Information Policy CouncilResponsibilities include initiation, review and recommendation of policy relating to information management and operations. Standards to enhance communication by and between state agencies.
Minnesota Board of Social WorkEnacts and enforces licensure and practice standards for social workers. General information, licensure handbook, student handbook, current fees, professional standards and disciplinary process.
Minnesota Department of FinanceResponsible for safeguarding and overseeing state fiscal resources independent of all other agencies. Represents citizens in the state government's system of financial checks and balances.
Minnesota Department of Human ServicesProvides health care, economic assistance, and social services for people who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs.
Minnesota Department of Labor and IndustryInformation on occupational health and safety, labor standards, workers' compensation, apprenticeship programs. Also deals with codes for boilers and high-pressure piping, and boats-for-hire.
Minnesota House of Representatives
Minnesota Housing Finance AgencyProvides affordable housing to low- and moderate-income Minnesotans. Affordable housing directory by county, information on Section 8 housing, housing tax credit, help on buying or fixing a home, special needs.
Minnesota Secretary of StateElections, open appointments, business services, direct access and public information, administrative rules, and Universal Commercial Code (UCC) administration.
Minnesota SenateInformation on conference committees, Senate floor amendments, state senators. Also offers live video coverage.
Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines CommissionMaintains model guidelines for the sentencing of convicted felons to promote consistency.
Minnesota State Legislature
Minnesota State Retirement SystemProvides retirement, survivor, and disability benefits for employees of the State of Minnesota. Site has information on the different plans administered by MSRS, online forms, and online access to account.
Minnesota State Court System
Office of Administrative HearingsProvides a fair, prompt and impartial hearing process for citizens who disagree with actions taken by government.
Office of Governor Tim PawlentyOfficial web site of the Office of the Governor. News, the Pawlenty administration, contact information.
Office of TechnologyConnecting Minnesota through information and communication technologies.
Office of the Legislative AuditorThe auditor of Minnesota state government. Mission to promote accountability, strengthen legislative oversight, support good management in government.
Office of the Revisor of StatutesPublishes Laws of Minnesota, Minnesota Statutes, and Minnesota Rules. Also assists legislators, all constitutional state offices, and state agencies in preparing laws and administrative rules.
Office of the State AuditorConstitutional office helps insure financial accountability of local governmental entities. Semi-annual update in pdf, description of the office, forms, searchable database of city and county expenditures.
Public Employees Retirement Association of Minnesota (PERA)Pension and pension taxation information.
Public Utilities CommissionRegulates electric, natural gas and telephone service, ensuring that utilities provide safe, adequate, reliable service at fair, reasonable rates.
Resource Recovery OfficePart of the Department of Administration. Promotes waste reduction and recycling in Minnesota government. News items, information on purchasing, reusables, confidential papers, the State Recycling Center.
State RegisterWeekly publication of the State of Minnesota which includes official notices, executive orders, contracts, state grants and loans, and a summary of rulemaking. In pdf.