St. Louis County offers new filing options for those seeking public office

St. Louis County Courthouse
The St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth. (File / News Tribune)

Filing for several public offices begins Tuesday and will have a different process this year due to COVID-19.

With the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth closed, candidates can file by mail, using the secure dropbox or by appointment using curbside drop-off, according to a news release from the county. All documents and fees must be received by the Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m. June 2.

Candidates should mail their notarized affidavit of candidacy form and filing fee to the St. Louis County Auditor’s Office, 100 N. Fifth Ave. West, Room 214, Duluth, MN 55802, or it can be left in the secure dropbox located at the Second Street entrance to the courthouse. The Auditor’s Office will contact the candidate to confirm receipt.

If curbside filing is preferred, candidates should contact the Auditor’s Office to schedule an appointment for staff to meet the candidate outside the Second Street entrance. Call 218-726-2385 or email

County commissioners, 6th Judicial District offices and soil and water conservation district supervisors are among the elected positions that require filing at the St. Louis County Courthouse. A complete list of positions and filing locations can be found at .

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