Basic Policies for the Jail

Visiting Hours:

The following rules will apply to all professional and personal visits. Violations of visiting rules and regulations by an inmate or visitor may result in the loss of visiting privileges. Violations of visiting rules and regulations by a visitor may result in the visitor being removed or banned from the facility. These rules have been established to provide for the safety and security of the jail, inmates, staff, and visitors.

Visits may be denied and/or terminated for any of the following reasons:  

  • Eating or drinking in the visiting rooms.
  • The use of cell phones within the facility during visiting.
  • The passing of materials to an inmate except for legal materials, which has already been inspected and approved by a Correctional Officer.
  • If a visitor(s) is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • If a visitor refuses to submit to search procedures. 
  • If a visitor refuses or fails to produce required identification or provides false identifying information.
  • If a visitor(s) allows their children to disturb others.
  • If a visitor(s) engages in inappropriate activity or inappropriate atire.
  • If a visitor(s) conduct is deemed by Correctional staff as disruptive to the order and operations of the facility or the safety and security of the facility.
  • If a visitor(s) fails to follow facility rules or staff directives.

Professional Visitation:

Professional visiting is reserved for visitors entering the facility in a professional capacity. This may include Clergy, Probation/Parole Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, Attorneys, Bail Bondsman, Social Workers, medical professionals, and mental health professionals. All professional visitors must provide proper identification, as directed by the facility staff.

Professional visitors will be allowed to visit 7 days a week during the following times:
8:00 AM to 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM, and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

  • Administrative Lockdown 11:30 to 1:00 PM – No visiting allowed 
  • Administrative Lockdown 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM – No visiting allowed

Personal Visitation:

Inmates will be allowed visits with family or friends on the following days: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Visitation times will be from 8:00 AM to 11 AM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. There is no visiting on Monday.

To schedule an inmate visit, please contact Hillary Buysse at (507) 929-6622. 

The following rules will apply:

  • Two visits per day, per inmate. Two persons maximum allowed in visit.  Must be different visitors during visits.
  • The visit will be approximately thirty-(30) minutes in duration.
  • Switching of visitors during the visit is not allowed.
  • One-(1) child will be allowed in the visit, when the other visitor is over the age of 18.
  • The visitor must be at least 18 years old.
  • The visitor(s) must present a valid picture ID with their current address before being able to visit.
  • The visitor must not have been incarcerated within the last 60 days. If so, they must have permission to visit from the Jail Administrator, prior to the visit.
  • You may sign up for a visit 24 hours in advance by phone or in person; although this is not required.
  • All visitors must show a valid picture ID with a current address on it in order to visit.
  • If your visitor(s) is not here by 10 minutes after the beginning of the scheduled visit time the visit will be canceled. For instance, if the scheduled visit time is 3:00 and the visitor(s) show up at 3:15, the visit will be canceled.

Inmate Money Deposit:

Money may be dropped off for an inmate at any time during the day or night. To drop off money for an inmate come to the main entrance of the Lyon County Law Enforcement Center. During business hours the doors will not be secured and you may proceed to the Jail lobby. After hours the doors will be secured so you will need to pick up the beige phone in the first lobby. In either instance you will use the kiosk in the Jail lobby to deposit funds in the account of your choosing.  You will not receive a receipt, but you may write down the transaction number that the kiosk will display.

You can also make a deposit to an inmates account via credit card online at the:

Inmate Canteen Website.


The Lyon County Jail will complete fingerprint cards prints for applicant fingerprints.  The fee is $15.00 per card.  This must be in cash.  You will receive a receipt.  Fingerprints will be taken Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Pay For Stay:

The Minnesota Legislative session of 2001/2002 passed a law that allows County Boards to authorize County Jails to collect room, board, and other related correctional expenses for offenders who have been convicted of a crime and confined in a County Jail. Minnesota State Statute 641.12, Subd. 3 allows for the collection of these charges/fees.  All convicted inmates will pay $20.00 per day, to include credited days. An invoice will be mailed to or sent along with the inmate at the time of release for any unpaid balance. The inmate will be responsible to either pay in full the amount due within 30 days or arrange payments within 30 days of release from custody. If you wish to request a waiver of Pay for Stay fees you may do so, but it must be in writing.  You must write the Sheriff or Jail Administrator within 5 days of your release from incarceration after receiving your Pay for Stay invoice.  You must list the reasons why you are seeking a waiver for the Pay for Stay fees applied. As long as payment arrangements have been made and payments are being received the account will remain active until paid. If, after 30 days from release of custody, no payments have been made, in part or in full, and/or the inmate has not contacted the Facility Administrator at # (507) 537-7666 or 611 West Main Street Marshall, MN 56258, to arrange for payments to be made, the account will be turned over to a collection agency for collection.

Work Release, Education Release, STS, etc...

Offenders that are afforded the privilege of a release program must meet with the Correctional Sergeant prior to reporting to for the start of their sentence. An inmate that does not report prior to beginning their sentence will be held in until employment and paperwork are verified and completed. You may contact the Correctional Sergeant at (507) 537-7666.


Bail may be posted by coming to the front lobby of the Jail after normal business hours. Between the hours of 8:00 and 4:30 bail is to be posted at the Court Administrator’s office on the 3rd floor of the courthouse. When posting bail at the Jail request to speak with the on duty Sergeant or Correctional Officer and they will then begin the process of paperwork. No personal checks will be accepted for bail purposes.  You may also utilize a bail bondsman, if that is an option allowed by court order. Bail Bonds are located in the telephone book in the yellow pages under Bail Bonds.

Inmate Release Times:

Sentenced inmates are released at approximately 8:00 am on their scheduled release date. They can be picked up in the front lobby of the jail anytime after 8:00 am. Please note that they may not get out right at that time, but we will try to ensure a timely release. Please be patient with our release process.

Facility Address and Message Information:

All incoming mail should be addressed as follows:

Lyon County Jail 

C/O “Inmate Name”

611 West Main Street

Marshall, MN  56258

No envelopes will be allowed to be mailed out of the facility if the envelope has writing or drawings on it, other than the address required. There are no exceptions to this rule. All outgoing mail must have the inmate's name clearly printed on the envelope.

You may have friends, relatives, or your attorney call (507) 532-8973 and leave a message for you.  This is not a private message line.  It is your responsibility to get your messages and return the calls. The Jail will not accept collect calls, nor will staff pass messages to inmates.

Leave an inmate a message:

If you would like to leave a message for an inmate at the jail please call (507) 532-8973.

The Roles of Jails in Communities:


  • Jails have a far greater significance in our communities than most of us realize. They are a primary responsibility for local governments. They are a critical component of the criminal justice system and they play an integral role in providing safety and security in our communities.  When a community recognizes the importance of its local operation and supports the Jail operation with adequate resources the community as a whole will benefit.
    Jails receive newly arrested people directly from the street, amongst others. Many are in a state of physical or mental crisis when they enter a Jail. They may be angry, afraid, intoxicated, and/or ill. Jails cannot choose whom they will accept. Ultimately a facility will take all arrestees brought to their door no matter what their condition, attitude, or frame of mind.
    Contrary to common belief Jails are much different than prisons.
  • Jails receive and process people immediately after they are arrested for a crime.
  • Jails hold people in pre-trial detention; not as punishment, but instead to ensure their appearance in court if bail is not posted or if bail is not obtainable for the crime committed.
  • Jails incarcerate people who have been convicted of misdemeanor and felony offenses for up to one-(1) year.
  • Jails hold people when they have been sentenced to State prisons and are awaiting transfer when they violate probation or parole and when they are being detained for other jurisdictions.
  • But most importantly, Jails are operated and financed at the local level with local tax dollars. They are significant legal and financial responsibility for communities.
  • Prisons on the other hand incarcerate only those people who have been tried and convicted of serious felony crimes and sentenced to long terms of incarceration. Also, prisons are run by state or federal agencies using state or federal funds. So, compared to prisons Jails handle a much wider spectrum of offenders, and for shorter less predictable stays.


The “Prison Rape Elimination Act” of 2003 (PREA) is a federal mandate that prohibits and seeks to eliminate sexual abuse and sexual harassment in correctional institutions. 

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has zero tolerance toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment (28 CFR 115.111).  The office will not tolerate retaliation against any person who reports sexual abuse or sexual harassment or who cooperates with a sexual abuse or sexual harassment investigation. 

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office will take immediate action to protect prisoners who are reasonably believed to be subject to a substantial risk of imminent sexual abuse (28 CFR 115.162). 

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office will investigate any criminal allegations.  Any person may report any allegation on behalf of any inmate to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at (507) 537-7668 or to New Horizons Crisis Center at (507) 532-5764 or (800) 881-7493.

Inmates may report sexual abuse and harassment incidents anonymously or to any staff member they choose.  Staff shall accommodate all inmate requests to report allegations of sexual abuse or harassment.  Staff shall accept reports made verbally, in writing, or through the “Turnkey” kiosk, anonymously or from third parties and shall promptly document all verbal reports. 

Inmates who have consensual sexual contact with another inmate may be disciplined.

Inmates who have non-consensual sexual contact with another inmate shall be disciplined and/or criminally prosecuted. 

Falsely reporting a sexual abuse incident will not be tolerated and will result in discipline and/or criminal prosecution.


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.      


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


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. 


$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.


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.

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.


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
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Served on the County Board since: 2013

Board/Committee Appointments:

District 8 Land Use Task Force
Drug Court
Insurance Collaborative (alternate)
Investment Committee
MLCL Board (alternate)
Plum Creek Regional Library Board
Policy Committee
Southern Prairie Community Care
Supporting Hands Nurse Family Partnership
WCA Transportation Advisory Committee
Union Labor - Mgmt 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:

Airport Commission
ACE (alternate)
Capital Expenditures
Fairgrounds Ag Society (alternate)
Audit Committee
Budget Committee
Insurance Collaborative
Insurance Committee
Joint LEC Management Board
Library Board - JP - Budget Committee
MLCL Board
Planning and Zoning
P&Z Board of Adjustment
Zoning Appeal Board
Regional Landfill Board
Rural Energy Task Force
SW Regional Solid Waste Committee
Western Mental Health

Association of Minnesota Counties

HHS Committee
Environment & Natural Resources Committee

Paul Graupmann (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
Airport Commission (alternate)
Fairgrounds Ag Society
CPT (alternate)
Extension Committee
Joint LEC Management Board (alternate)
Marshall/County Liasion Committee
MLCL Board (alternate)
Natural Resources and Recreation (Park Board)
Planning & Zoning (alternate)
P&Z Board of Adjustment (alternate)
Zoning Appeal Board (alternate)
Regional Radio Board
Union Labor Management

Association of Minnesota Counties

General Government Committee
Transportation Committee

Gary Crowley, Board Chair (District 4)


2994 210th Ave
Marshall, MN 56258
Term of office expires: 2020
Phone: Cell # (507) 829-4720
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Served on the County Board since: 2017

Board/Committee Appointments:

Area II Water Project (alternate)
Audit Committee
Budget Committee
Cottonwood Shop Committee
Drainage Committee
Extension Committee
Law Library
Library Board - JP- Budget Committee
One Watershed/One Plan
P & Z
RCRCA (Alternate)
Regional Landfill Board (alternate)
Rural Energy Task Force (alternate)
Rural Water (alternate)
Safety Committee
SW Regional Solid Waste Committee (alternate)
SWCD Board
Toward Zero Death Board
Western Mental Health Center (Alternate)
Yellow Medicine River Watershed

Association of Minnesota Counties

HHS Committee
Environment & Natural Resources Committee


Rick Anderson (District 5)

Rick Anderson

2332 140th St.
Balaton, MN 56115
Term of office expires: 2016
Phone: Cell # (507) 829-2608
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Served on the County Board since: 2011

Board/Committee Appointments:

Airport Zoning Board - Tracy
Area II Water Project
Capital Expenditures
Drainage Committee
Historical Society Liaison
One Watershed/One Plan (alternate)
Policy Committee
Prime West
Regional EMS Board (alternate)
Rural Water
Southern Prairie Community Care
Supporting Hands Nurse Family Partnership
Trails Committee

Association of Minnesota Counties

AMC General Government
AMC District 8 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

Recycling Basics


Curbside recycling collection occurs every week! Collection of curbside recyclables is done by Southwest Sanitation. Residents covered by the Lyon County recycling contract received a recycling cart for the sole purpose of curbside recycling pickup. These carts are the property of Lyon County, and must stay at the residential address to which they were delivered.

Lyon County supports residential curbside recycling, and has recycling sheds / containers in all towns and cities in Lyon County for ease of access for residents to recycle common household items including paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and metal. Unfortunately less than 60% of all County residents recycle. Although this is an increase from 2009 residential surveys, we still have a long way to go.

Below you will find information to download about residential recycling in Lyon County.Feel welcome to call with questions about recycling!

Recycle Today!  Please feel welcome to call the Lyon County Environmental Office at (507) 532-8210 with questions about recycling.


Download this file (Recycling Guide 2019 Lyon.pdf)Recycling Guide 2019 Lyon.pdf1006 kB

Lyon County Sheriff's Office Boat & Water Patrol


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

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.


2018 & 2019 Grants To Lyon County

 2018 Grant:

Allocated: $1,172.00
  Grant Period: Jan. 1st 2018 - June 30th 2019
  Total Expended and Invoiced to date: $920.20

 2019 Grant:

Allocated: $1,150.00
  Grant Period: Jan. 1st 2019 - June 30th 2020
  Total Expended and Invoiced to date: $0.00

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.

2018 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 2018, 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


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.


 Click for full size map.








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.


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
Download this file (DiscGolfScoreCard_FrontAndBack.pdf)Lyon County Disc Golf Scorecard504 kB


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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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

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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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