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Public Services

Des Moines Valley Health & Human Services

The Health Service is located in the building south of the Jackson County Courthouse at 402 White Street, Suite 201. Services provided to the residents of Jackson County include:  education, nutrition, screening, health and well being, and home health care services.  Ph (507) 847-2366 or 1-800-622-5207.

Jackson Senior Dining

All seniors are welcome to Senior Citizen Dining.  Meals are served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Please make meal reservations at least 1 day in advance by calling 847-5884.  Located at 300 Third Street next to the Jackson Public Library.  Meals on Wheels is available by calling (507) 847-5884.

Jackson County Public Library

The Jackson County Public Library is located at the intersection of West Ashley Street and Highway 71.  It is part of the Plum Creek Library system with branches in Heron Lake and Lakefield.  Check their website using the above link or call for hours of operation.  During the summer months the library is closed on weekends.  Phone (507) 847-4748.

Jackson County Veterans Service Office

The Jackson County Veterans Service Office provides guidance and assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors in applying for veterans benefits provided by the State of Minnesota and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The office is located in the building to the south of the Courthouse.  Phone (507) 847-4774

Jackson County Parks, Planning and Environmental Services

This office is responsible for the Jackson County park system, planning and zoning, environmental services, local water planning, individual sewage treatment systems, GIS, Ag inspection, Board of adjustment and the Parks, Planning and Zoning Commission.  Phone (507) 847-2240.

Jackson City Police Department

The City of Jackson Police Department was dissolved in 2011.
Please contact the Jackson County Sherriff's Department instead.
They can be reached at 507-847-4420.

Jackson County Department of Human Services (DHS)

Moved to the building to the south of the courthouse in November 2010, 402 White Street, Suite 101 . Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Services include emergency food assistance, daycare assistance/provider listing, medical programs and other services for those in need.  Phone (507) 847-4000.

To apply for free or reduced meals for children in school, please contact your school for an application.

Jackson Food Shelf, Inc

The Jackson Food Shelf is located at 1229 North Highway in Jackson.  Hours:  Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  We can be contacted via our Facebook page - Jackson Food Shelf or email

United Community Action

United Community Action is located at 115 South Highway in Jackson.  Programs include Head Start, Big Buddies, energy assistance, and transportation - Jackson Heartland Express.  Phone 507-847-2632 or 1-800-658-2480 for additional information and ride scheduling.

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