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Driver's License

What do I need to bring?

New License: Refer to this page New to Minnesota

New ID: Refer to this page New ID

Renewal: Current License or ID

*Beginning July 2015 CDL driver's are required to bring proof of citizenship (birth certificate or passport) for renewals

 

Driver’s Licenses

 Fee

Class A, regular

$44.25

Class A, under age 21

$24.25

Class B, regular or under age 21

$36.25

Class C, regular or under age 21

$29.25

**School Bus Processing Fee - original and renewal applications

$4

Class D, regular or under age 21

$25.25

Provisional Driver’s License

$16.25

Class D Provisional License upgrade to under age 21 driver’s license-no violations on record ($3.50 credit)

$21.75

Duplicate Driver’s License - all classes

$14.75

   

Identification Cards

Fee

Under Age 65

$19.25

Age 65 and Older

$16.50

Physical Disability, Developmental Disability or Qualified Mental Illness

$.50

   

Permits/Endorsements

Fee

Class D Instruction Permit (valid for 2 years)

$13.25

*Class A, B or C Instruction Permit

no fee

*Endorsement Examination Fees

$2.50

*Motorcycle Instruction Permit/Endorsement Fee

$21

*Motorcycle Endorsement Renewal (2-wheel only)

$13

 

EXAMS

Written Exam - Given in Marshall Every Monday and Tuesday from 8:00am - 11:15am & 12:30pm - 3:45pm

Driving Exams - By Appointment Only

 Located at 601 N. Highway 59

Telephone 537-7024  

 

Drivers License Manual

Schedule Road Test

Attachments:
Download this file (Exam Schedule 9-15.pdf)Exam Schedules201 kB

Vital Statistics

Birth and Death Certificate Application If you are interested in obtaining a certified birth or death certificate you must complete an application found under Applications and Forms and be able to show tangible interest in the certificate you are requesting. There are a couple of ways you can obtain the certificates other than in person.  Non-rush orders: (through the mail)

Complete the entire application form, sign it in front of notary public (if required), send the application and appropriate payment to our office: Lyon County Recorder
607 West Main Street
Marshall MN 56258 Once the application is received the certificate will be processed and sent out either that same day or the following day depending on the Post Office mail pick up time. Faxed or Rush orders: Complete the entire application form, sign in front of a notary public, on the second page of the application you will need to complete your credit card information, fax the application to our office: 507-537-7988 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We process your application as soon as we receive it and send out the certificate(s) that same day by mail to the address shown.  In order to get it in the mail that same day, we need to receive it by 12:30 pm. If there are problems or questions – we will contact you if you have given us your phone number.  For even faster return service we can return through “Express Mail” for an additional fee.  If you should choose this faster service – you can mark “Express Mail” on the application, which authorizes us to add the additional fee to your credit card.      

FEES

1st Birth Certificate-$26.00                            Each additonal Certificate at that time-$19.00
1st Death Certicate-$13.00                             Each additional Certificate at that time-$6.00
 

OTHER INFORMATION: If you (with a tangible interest) want someone (without a tangible interest) to obtain the birth or death certificate(s) for you, you must provide that individual with a letter authorizing him/her to get the certificate(s).  Your signature must be notarized.  The individual then must complete an application, present your letter of authorization and pay the fee.

Certified Certificate of Marriage

If you purchased your marriage license from Lyon County and are looking to obtain a certified copy of the marriage record, please fill out the form which you will find under Applications and Forms.

Certified Copy of a Marriage Record-$9.00

STATEWIDE SEARCH FOR MARRIAGES If you are unsure whether the license was purchased in Lyon county you can check the Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS)  http://www.moms.mn.gov. It is the website address for a statewide marriage search.  The site will tell you what county to contact for a specific marriage certificate and assist you in ordering one.  If you have any questions, please contact the Recorder's Office at (507) 537-6722 and we will assist you.

Marriage License Information

LYON COUNTY NOW ACCEPTS ELECTRONIC MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS

Couples applying for a marriage license in Lyon County can save time and simplify the process by filling out the application form online at www.moms.mn.gov/application/.  After completing the online form, couples receive a confirmation email.  The couple must appear in person at the county office to have their signatures witnessed, pay the license fee and complete the marriage application process. 

FEES     

$115.00 - Full Fee
$40.00 - Reduced Fee-applicants must present an "Educators Statement" at the time of making the application to receive the discounted fee. The Educators Statement must appear on the educator’s letterhead, be signed and notarized or have the church seal as following the requirements shown in MS 517.08 Subd. 1b (b).

Waiting Period:     

Minnesota Statute requires there to be a five-day waiting period before the marriage license can be issued. In case of an unforeseen emergency - applicants can request a five day waiver from a Judge.  EFFECTIVE August 1, 2016 - the five-day waiting period no longer exists.  Upon applying, the applicants will receive their marriage packet immediately.

License Expires:

The marriage license is good for six-months. If it is not used within that six-month period, it becomes null & void. Applicants will need to purchase another license and pay the appropriate fee. The license can be purchased in any county within MN and the marriage ceremony must take place  within the geographical boundaries of the State of Minnesota.

Requirements

Both applicants must make application for the marriage license.  If either of the parties have been previously married, you will need to enter the date of the divorce on the application so it may be helpful to bring a copy of your divorce decree with you. If one of you has been convicted of a felony and wants to change your name through marriage, there is additional paperwork required and it will delay the issuance of the marriage license for 30 days. The application for a marriage license can be found under Applications and Forms. You can print and complete the application but do not sign it until you bring it into the office. We accept application for marriages between 8:30 - 4:30.

Lyon County Commissioners

The Lyon County Board normally meets at 9am on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in CR 1 & 2

 

Left to Right: Paul Graupmann, Rick Anderson, Charlie Sanow, Gary Crowley, Steve Ritter

 


Charlie Sanow (District 1)

Charlie Sanow

1109 Birch St. #4
Marshall, MN 56258
Term of office expires: 2016
Phone: Cell # (507) 530-4806
E-mail Address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Served on the County Board since: 2013

Board/Committee Appointments:

ACE
Airport Commission
Amateur Sports Committee
Audit Committee
Insurance Collaboratvie (alternate)
Investment Committee
Joint LEC Management Board
JTPA - CEOB
Plum Creek Regional Library Board
Library Board,  Jt. Powers and Budget Committee
Policy Committee
Safety Committee
SWHHS
Southern Prairie Community Care
Supporting Hands Nurse Family Partnership
WCA Transportation Advisory Committee

Association of Minnesota Counties

Transportation Committee
Public Safety Committee


Steve Ritter, Vice Chair (District 2)

Steve Ritter

100 Elaine St.
Marshall, MN 56258
Term of office expires: 2018
Phone: Cell # (507) 829-8070
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Served on the County Board since: 2003

Board/Committee Appointments:

ACE (alternate)
Airport Commission (alternate)
Building Committee (alternate)
Capital Expenditures
Drug Court
Insurance Collaborative
Insurance Committee
IEIC - SW/WC Service Coop
Lyon County Alliance
MLCL Board
Planning and Zoning Board
Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment
Regional Landfill Board
Rural Energy Task Force
SW Regional Solid Waste Committee
SWCD Board  (alternate)
Union Labor - Mgmt Committee
Western Mental Health  (alternate)
Zoning Appeal Board

Association of Minnesota Counties

HHS Committee
Environment & Natural Resources Committee


Paul Graupmann, Board Chair (District 3)

 Paul Graupmann

901 N 4th Street
Marshall, MN 56258
Term of office expires: 2018
Phone: (507) 532-5182
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Served on the County Board since: 2015

Board/Committee Appointments:

Advance DAC
Audit Committee
Fairgrounds/Ag Society
Extension Committee
Joint LEC Management Board (alternate)
Library Board-Jt.Powers-Budget Committee
Law Library
Natural Resources and Recreation (Park Board)
Planning & Zoning (alternate)
P&Z Board of Adjustment (alternate)
Zoning Appeal Board (alternate)
PrairieNET WAN
Regional Radio Board

Association of Minnesota Counties

General Government Committee
Transportation Committee


Gary Crowley (District 4)

 

2994 210th Ave
Marshall, MN 56258
Term of office expires: 2020
Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Served on the County Board since: 2017

Board/Committee Appointments:

Area II Water Project  Alternate
Cottonwood Shop Committee
Drainage Committee
P & Z
MLCL Board (alternate)
PrairieNET WAN ( alternate)
RCRCA  (Alternate
Regional Landfill Board (alternate)
Regional Radio Board (alternate)
Rural Energy Task Force (alternate)
SW Regional Solid Waste Committee (alternate)
SWCD Board
Western Mental Health Center (Alternate)
Yellow Medicine River Watershed
AMC: Environment and Natural Resources,
**HHS

 


Rick Anderson (District 5)

Rick Anderson

2332 140th St.
Balaton, MN 56115
Term of office expires: 2016
Phone: Cell # (507) 829-2608
Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Served on the County Board since: 2011

Board/Committee Appointments:

Airport Zoning Board - Tracy
Area II Water Project (alternate)
Building Committee
Capital Expenditures
Drainage Committee
Extension Committee
Historical Society Liaison
Planning & Zoning Board
Planning & Zoning Board of Adjustment
Policy Committee
RCRCA
RDC
Regional EMS Board (alternate)
Southern Prairie Community Care
Supporting Hands Nurse Family Partnership
SWHHS
Trails Committee
Union Labor - Mgmt Committee
Zoning Appeal Board (alternate)

Association of Minnesota Counties

AMC General Government
AMC District 8 Vice-Chair
AMC Extension Committee
AMC Public Safety

State Committees
Citizens Advisory Comm.- Univ. of Mn. Extension
At large member on the Legacy Advisory Comm. on Parks and Trails
Governor's appointment to Greater Mn. Parks and Trails Commission

Lyon County Sheriff's Office Boat & Water Patrol

 GRANT PROGRAM INFORMATION

 Grant Name: State Boat & Water Safety Grant to Counties
 Project Manager: County Sheriff
 Type: Legislatively-directed appropriation
 Purpose:

Preventing or reducing boating accidents & drownings and making Minnesota's waters safe & enjoyable.  This includes boating law enforcement, aids to navigation, response to & investigations of boating accidents / drownings, search, rescue, & recovery operations, permitting of events & temp. structures and rental boat inspections.

 

2016 & 2018 Grants To Lyon County

 2016 Grant:

Allocated: $2,002.00
  Grant Period: Jan. 1st 2016 - June 30th 2017
  Total Expended and Invoiced to date: $2,002.00

 2017 Grant:

Allocated: $1,198.00
  Grant Period: Jan. 1st 2017 - June 30th 2018
  Total Expended and Invoiced to date: $227.35

Early season boating safety reminders.

 Primary Messages:

Cold water kills. Wear your life jacket!

Inflatable life jackets are a convenient and comfortable option for adults.

2014 stats: 14 boating-related deaths statewide; a life jacket was not worn in 13 of those cases.

Taking time to prepare now will help ensure a safer and more enjoyable boating season.

 

  • From ice-out until early summer, lakes and streams are extremely cold. To survive an unexpected fall into cold water, it is imperative that you are already wearing a life jacket.
  • New styles of life jackets, such as inflatables, are designed for convenient and comfortable preventive wear. Inflatable life jackets are a Coast Guard-approved option for adult boaters.
  • Children younger than 10 years old must wear a life jacket anytime they are aboard a watercraft that is underway (i.e., not tied to a dock or anchored for swimming).
  • There must be at least one readily accessible and wearable life jacket on board per person. Watercraft 16 feet or longer must also have at least one throwable floatation device (except for canoes and kayaks).
  • HOWEVER, boat and water safety officials strongly recommend that all boaters wear life jackets, no matter their age, especially when on cold water.
  • The shock of cold water causes an involuntary gasp reflex, leading to inhalation of water. It takes less than a half-cup of water in the lungs to drown. The shock of sudden entry into the water can also cause cardiac arrest, even for people in good health.
  • More than 30 percent of boating fatalities in Minnesota occur in cold water. Life jackets not only keep you afloat, but Type III/foam-filled styles also add some insulation against the effects of cold water.
  • Anglers should be mindful of their boat’s weight capacity and occupancy limit. Overloading of small fishing boats with people and gear is a common cause of capsizing and swamping.
  • In 2014, there were 14 boating fatalities in Minnesota. Of those, 13 were not wearing a life jacket. Boating fatality and accident details are available online at www.mndnr.gov/boatingsafety.
  • Taking a few minutes now to ensure your boat has the needed safety equipment and that items are in working order will lead to a safer and more enjoyable boating season.
  • In addition to life jackets, safety equipment for motorboats includes: a horn or whistle, fire extinguisher and navigation lights. These may be required depending on size and type of boat, but their use on all motorboats is recommended by the DNR. Details can be found on pages 10-20 of the 2015 Minnesota Boating Guide.
  • All watercraft must have a valid boat registration, except for non-motorized watercraft 10 feet or less.
  • Youth operators 12-17 are required to have a watercraft operator’s permit to operate motorboats over 25 hp (age 13 minimum for personal watercraft under the visual supervision of someone age 21 or older). Details are on pages 25 and 36 of the 2015 Boating Guide.
  • Further details on boating safety, required equipment, boat registration and watercraft operator’s permits can be found at www.mndnr.gov/boatingsafety

 

Attachments:
Download this file (2011 West Twin Ordinance.pdf)West Twin Ordinance132 kB

Disc Golf

This 9-hole course includes the unique characteristics of Garvin Park as it passes through a mix of oak woods, elevation changes, open spaces, and the ever-present SW MN winds. The Main entrance of Garvin Park is located about 2 miles North of the intersection of US Highway 14 and US Highway 59.

 

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The following table includes distances, and par settings for three levels of play. Note also that elevation change is included for fairways from box to target. The total distance of play is about 3,100 feet, while the total walking distance is about 5,100 feet.  An overview map can be downloaded from the Attachments link below.

 

      PAR LEVELS
Hole Feet Elev. Pro Amateur Novice
1 269 -6 3 3 4
walk 411        
2 371 -26 3 4 4
walk 294        
3 280 -43 3 3 4
4 342 49 3 3 4
walk 270        
5 328 -64 3 3 4
6 345 18 3 4 4
walk 343        
7 393 9 4 4 5
walk 981        
8 441 +2 4 4 5
walk 306        
9 338 -5 3 3 4
PLAY LENGTH 3,107   feet 29 31  38
Attachments:
Download this file (DiscGolfScoreCard_FrontAndBack.pdf)Lyon County Disc Golf Scorecard504 kB

Garvin Park Directions

Back in the thirties, one of the most popular spots in Lyon County was a 27-acre track of woodland along the Cottonwood River. This park became a reality through the efforts of interested people, the Garvin Community Club, and Mr. H.C. Garvin a retired Winona businessman. In his youth, Mr. Garvin, was a station agent at Tracy for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. He became the chief contributor of money and equipment for the park.

As a result of the depression years, many men were out of work. Mr. Howard Bussard administered federal relief funds to pay a crew of men for the labor needed to create a park. Two log cabins were built, a ball diamond cleared, picnic tables built, fireplaces put in many locations and a swimming pool dredged. Mr. Frank Swain was hired as caretaker. He planted many flower beds and made a rock garden. He kept the park mowed and clean.

On May 30, 1935 a crowd of 5,000 attended the dedication event. The park was visited by hundreds during the next years, but spring floods washed away the bridge and destroyed much of the work done. Funds ran low and soon the area reverted to its wild state.

In November of 1967, after an 18 months process, the Lyon County Board levied local funds to match state and federal grants to enlarge Garvin Park by 490 acres and to develop recreational facilities; essentially establishing the current 750 Garvin Park footprint.

The Lyon County Board of Commissioners and Park and Recreation Board help to communicate local interest in managing the park for regional residents.

The Main Entrance for Garvin Park is along US Highway 59 only 1.5 miles North of the Intersection of US 59 and US Highway 14. Garvin Park is 13 miles South of Marshall from Minnesota Highway 23.

 

Park Lodge Rental

Nestled in the oaks woods at the top of the old tubing hill, the Garvin Park Warming House provides a scenic vista view of the park; making this a great location in any season for your gathering; whether that is a family reunion, fun day for the kids, or a corporate retreat in a rustic setting. Lyon County has added some new luxuries to the Warming House. The building now offers a big screen television with a DVD player, rustic bar, and furniture to provide users with some inside entertainment on those too cold or wet to sled days. In addition, we have added some warm new touches to the décor, such as a few local pelts and some historic prints and signs that encompass the history of Garvin Park.”The Warming House is now called the Park Lodge and can be used for company get-togethers, family gatherings, sledding weekends, etc.

Book your rental today! Rental - $ 50 Rental Fee
           $ 75 Damage Deposit (refunded upon inspection)
All reservations require a 48-hour advance notice, and a rental agreement (attached below) with the deposit

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Subcategories

Auditor/Treasurer: E. J. Moberg
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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
      NOTE:
      - 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

532-5901
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829-8070
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532-3861
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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

Books

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

New!!!

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

7:00-NOON SAT

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