Lyon County Planning & Zoning administers and provides maintenance oversight for the County Ditch System which includes 200 miles of drainage ditches. Activities include ditch clean-out, vegetation and brush control, tile repair, drainage surveys, conducting information meetings and preparing ditch assessment recommendations. 

 Lyon County Ditch Map


News / Recent Events

Lyon County Sheriff's Office News / Recent Events 

On 05/02/2018 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office

 participated in putting on a mock crash for the students of Tracy High School. 

This interactive realistic event visually demonstrates the possible consequences of distracted or impaired driving.












National Night Out 2016
2016 Deputy Sandgren explaining the Rollover Simulator to Lakeview students in Cottonwood.

Detailed Agenda Information

As of March 2019 Lyon County, MN will post detailed agenda information online at https://lyonco.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=1 

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From September 2013 until February 2019 Lyon County, MN will post detailed agenda information online at https://agendasuite.org/iip/lyon 



Lyon County Agenda Net



Burn Less... Breathe Better!

Did You Know that burning garbage in burn barrels is far more hazardous than previously thought? The composition of garbage has dramatically changed in the last generation; far more plastics are in it than 50 years ago. Because of this fact, more harmful chemicals are being released into the atmosphere.

But that's not the whole problem... Low-temperature fires — such as those in burn barrels — release a variety of toxic substances including heavy metals, particulates, and dioxin. Since burn barrels do not completely incinerate the material, the ash and smoke can settle more quickly on nearby lands. This residue that settles onto the ground contains harmful chemicals such as Dioxin that can be taken up by plants and produce. Toxic substances in the ash can also leach in to the soil or water table. We encourage you to look into other ways to dispose of your garbage. Especially since much of the material frequently burned in a burn barrel is Recyclable! For more information please contact your local Solid Waste Office. Click the following link for an informational brochure.

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What Happens to Recyclables?

Ever wonder what happens to your old soda cans, glass bottles, and cereal boxes you throw in the recycling bin?  Keep reading to find out!

  • Plastics
    • When sorted correctly, plastic is an extremely valuable recycled commodity.  Upon arrival at the MRF, plastics are sorted and cleaned of impurities, such as caps and labels.  Next the plastic is melted down into pellets and then sold to manufacturers.  Recycled plastics can be made into bottles, food containers, carpeting, upholstery, fleece jackets, and even benches and patio furniture!
  • Paper and Cardboard
    • Once sorted at the MRF, paper and cardboard is sold to a paper mill, where it is shredded, treated, pressed, rolled, and dried.  Each time paper is recycled, the fiber shortens, lessening the quality of the final product.  The EPA estimates that a piece of paper can be recycled five to seven times before the fibers become too short to be recycled.  It is particularly important to recycle corrugated cardboard because the fibers are long and strong, giving the material a long future of being recycled.  Recycled paper material with long fibers is often made into office paper or cardboard, while material with short fiber is made into tissues, toilet paper, and egg cartons.
  • Aluminum
    • Aluminum is 100% recyclable and the material does not degrade during the recycling process - making aluminum the most valuable material in your recycling bin.  In fact, it only takes 60 days for aluminum to be recycled and returned to the store to be used again!  At the MRF, the material is cleaned, melted, and sent to a mill to be made into new products.  The process is particularly economically viable as recycling one aluminum can saves 95% of the energy it would take to form an aluminum can from virgin material.  Most recycled aluminum is used for new soda cans, but it is also used for bicycles and car parts!      
  • Glass
    • Once sorted at the MRF, glass is cleaned and broken into fine pieces, called cullet.  Cullet saves energy and extends equipment life because it is less expensive than virgin materials and melts at a lower temperature.  Glass food and beverage containers are 100% recyclable and do not lose quality in the process.  The recycled material is made into new glass containers, fiberglass, and ceramic tiles!

The most important thing to remember is that the success of the recycling process fully depends on the community's knowledge of recyclable materials and your dedication to minimize the amount of contamination in the recycling bin!

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County Administrator

County Administrator: Loren Stomberg
Phone: (507) 537-6980
Fax: (507) 537-4073
Address: Office of the County Administrator
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
  The Lyon County Administrator makes recommendations to the County Board, implements the Board's policies, provides leadership and clear direction to department heads and staff, and develops and implements the County budget to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of services to the citizens of Lyon County.


Change of Address

To change your mailing address on your property tax statements, fill out the attached form and mail/email to: 607 W Main St. Marshall, MN 56258 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Auditor/Treasurer: E. J. Moberg
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Phone: (507) 537-6724
Fax: (507) 537-6091
Address: Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
  Auditor Services
    • Financial - Payroll
    • Current Tax Calculation
    • Settlements to School Districts, Cities and Special Districts
    • Voter Registration and Voter Tally
    • Transfer of Deeds
    • Special Assessments - Ditch and Cities
    • Transent Merchant License - application
    • Tobacco License
    • Driver's Licenses
      - Written and Driving Exams are given at the office located at 601 N. Highway 59 Telephone 537-7024 for hours and additional information.
      - For vehicle registration, tabs, automobile licensing, etc you must go to the Auto Licensing Bureau at 302 W Redwood St (507) 532-4643.
Treasurer Services
  • Current and Delinquent Real Estate Records
  • Print and mail tax statements
  • Property tax collections and payment entry
  • Compute and prove tax settlements
  • Escrow records
  • Distribute taxes to taxing entities
  • Investment Officer for county investments
  • Mortgage Registry Collections
  • Deed Tax computations and collections
  • Financial Records - banking and reconciliation of accounts
  • 1990 and 2000 Lyon County Census information
  • Maintain records of Auctioneer Certificates
District 1
Charlie Sanow
 District 2
Steve Ritter
District 3
Mark Goodenow
District 4
Rodney Stensrud
 District 5
Rick Anderson
Charlie Sanow Steve Ritter Mark Goodenow Rodney Stensrud Rick Anderson

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The county board normally meets at 9am on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in CR 1 & 2


County Board Room


Human Resources


Human Resources administers the personnel policies and procedures adopted by the Lyon County Board as well as classification and compensation plans, performance planning and review programs, and maintaining personnel records for each employee. Human Resources coordinates the recruitment, selection, orientation, development, transfer, and separation of employees. Affirmative action, Civil Rights compliance, Minnesota and Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, short-term disability, HIPAA regulations compliance, and ADA compliance are also major functions of the office.  The office coordinates and administers employee benefit programs for all departments, and works closely with Lyon County Administration and the County Board. 

The County Recorder is the custodian of the land records and vital statistic records pertaining to Lyon County. It is the responsibility of this office to preserve these records in an archival quality format and assure easy and accurate access to the same. Duties are defined as:

  • Record documents relating to real property transactions in Abstract
     & Torrens Divisions
  • Collect & receipt Recording Fee and Well Disclosure Certificate Fee
  • Collect & distribute Well Disclosure Certificates
  • Maintain indexes and issue copies of all recorded documents
  • Maintain and issue copies of birth, death and marriage certificates
  • Process Marriage License Applications & issue marriages license
  • File and maintain Ordinations
  • File Notary Commissions
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Military Discharges
  • Genealogy research
  • UCC filing and searches
    (Uniform Commercial Code)
  • CNS filing and searches
    (Central Notification System)
  • Federal and State Tax Liens
  • Hospital and Medical Assistance Liens


Sheriff Mark Mather



Sheriff Mark Mather


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Support Administration


Sergeant Todd Roelfsema #103


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Sergeant Eric Wallen #111


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Law Enforcement Center Click Map for Directions


Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new Community Information Service designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our area using the latest technology. This service, “Nixle”, delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications instantly sent to you by cell phone text message, email and web. There is NO Spam or Advertising. Nixle is completely free (standard text message rates apply for cell phone subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers). Register now and learn more at www.nixle.com. You will have immediate access to public safety alerts that are relevant to you, important neighborhood advisories you want to know about, and other valuable community information. You decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email or just simply over the web. We are excited about this opportunity and hope you find it beneficial to you!

Register at: http://local.nixle.com/lyon-county-sheriffs-office/

The Lyon County Public Works Building is located on the County Fairgrounds at 504 Fairgrounds Road Marshall, MN 56258. Click HERE for a map link

 Locator Map


Lyon County Public Works includes the following Departments:

Highway (Road and Bridge): County road and bridge maintenance, road signage, flood control structure maintenance, and snow removal from county roads.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Maintains the County E-911 system, and provide mapping services.

Planning & Zoning: Also includes county programs for feedlots, shoreland management, septic systems, ditches, and invasive weed inspections.

Environmental: Manages the regional landfill, household hazardous waste program, and coordinates recycling, water management planning, and solid waste reduction efforts.

Parks: Manages the County Park system, and County Fairgrounds

GIS Cataegory



Lyon County operates a Geographic Information System (GIS) to provide current and accurate geospatial (map) information to County departments, the general public and other entities. We seek to ensure that Lyon County residents and decision makers have access to geographic information that is complete, timely, accurate, and reliable. We promote the use of GIS and related technologies to more effectively and efficiently address problems, develop plans, and manage the natural, cultural, economic, and infrastructure resources of the county. Lyon County is implementing GIS to streamline county operations and to make County data and records available to the citizens of Lyon County. GIS Department Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and create geospatial information
  • Maintain Lyon County Parcel data
  • Rural Address assignment and E9-1-1 System maintenance
  • Maintain GIS Interactive Mapping Sites
  • Hard Copy map production
  • Platbook creation and maintenance

Hours and Locations

Lyon County Government Center

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Public Works Building

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Law Enforcement Center

8:00-4:00 M-F   Map

Lyon County Zoning/SWCD

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Lyon County Landfill

6:00-4:00 M-F   Map


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