Landfill Fees

Solid Waste Hauling Operation  $        50.00 base
Solid Waste Hauling Truck License  $        25.00 per truck
Solid Waste Facility Application  $      250.00 application
Solid Waste Facility License  $      100.00 annual
Municipal Solid Waste Tip Fee  $        43.00 ton
Solid Waste Surcharge (GMLCF)  $          7.00 ton
Minimum charge – 240 lbs.  $          7.00 up to first 240 lbs
Demolition Debris  $        25.00 ton
Solid Waste Surcharge (GMLCF)  $          7.00 ton
Minimum charge – 500lbs  $          6.75 up to first 500 lbs
Industrial Waste – Daily Cover  $        15.00 ton
Petroleum Contaminated Soils  $        41.00 cy @ 2600 lbs/cy
Contaminated Soils (non-petroleum)  $        38.00 cy @ 2600 lbs/cy
   * 200 cy minimum    
Banned Material (not removed from loads; ie appliances, electronics, tires, etc.  $        15.00 per item


Fluorescent Tubes, u-shape, circle  $          0.50   item  
Compact Fluorescent Bulb (CFL) - Residential   FREE     item  
 CFL - Commercial  $          2.00   pound  
High Density (HID)  $          1.75   item  
Shatter-shield or lamp with ballast  $          2.00   item  
Ballast  $          1.00   pound  
Broken bulbs  $          1.00   pound  
Appliances  $        15.00   item  
Any TV / Monitor / Flat Screen  $        10.00   item  
Commercial Other (printer/DVD/VCR/Dish/etc)  $        10.00   item  
Residential Other (printer/DVD/VCR/Dish/etc)  $          5.00   item  
Commercial (Large) Copier / Printer  $        25.00   item  
Tire Individual (Car / Light truck)  $          3.00   item  
Truck Tire  $        12.00   item  
Tire with Rim  $        10.00   item  
Tire by Pound (Car / Light Truck)  $      250.00   ton  
Tire by Pound (Large Truck & Tractor)  $      375.00   ton  
Tire by Pound (Heavy Equipment)  $      400.00   ton  
Oil Filters  $          0.25   each  
mattress recycled (in region)  $          7.00   item  
mattress recycled (outside region)  $        15.00   item  
mattress in garbage  $        25.00   item  
car seat recycled (in region)   FREE     seat  


Become Involved In Local Government

The Lyon County Board of Commissioners invites applications from interested individuals to fill the following positions:

1 (one) position on the Lyon County Extension Committee.  This is a one (1) year term.

2 (two) positions on the Lyon County Natural Resources and Recreation Board.  This is a three (3) year term.

1 (one) position on the Marshall Lyon County Library Board. This is a three (3) year term.

Each of these positions begin January 2018.  If you have additional questions please contact the Lyon County Administrator’s Office at 537-7043.  Lyon County values diversity and welcomes applications from all individuals.

Correctional Officer


Correctional Officer


Lyon County is accepting applications for the position of a full-time Correctional Officer in the jail; females are encouraged to apply. Minimum Qualifications Include: high school diploma and valid driver’s license. The current range of hourly pay is $17.12-$23.96, with two pay increases in the first year of employment, and full county benefits. Correctional Officers work a rotating schedule of weekdays, weekends, holidays, as well as day & overnight shifts with opportunities for overtime pay. Application forms and a full job description are available at the Lyon County Administrators Office located at 607 West Main Street in Marshall, MN 56258 or http://www.lyonco.org/employment. Submit completed application materials to Lyon County Administrators Office, Attn: Human Resources, at 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258. Fax: 507-537-4073, and email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. submissions are also accepted. This position will be posted until filled. Lyon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Prepaying 2018 Property Taxes

2018 Property Tax Prepayment Frequently Asked Questions

Due to recent federal income tax law changes, many taxpayers are choosing to prepay 2018 property taxes.  If you would like to do so, please read the frequently asked questions below before making your payment:

​ 1.) What forms of payment are accepted?
​ a. Prepayments may be made via check or cash. Online payments for prepayments are not accepted. We recommend you indicate in the memo line “2018 Prepayment” AND your parcel identification number(s).

​ 2.) What amount can I prepay? 
​a. You may prepay any amount on a parcel up to the amount on the Truth-in-Taxation statement.  Payments in excess of your actual 2018 taxes will be refunded back to you after tax statements are finalized in March.

​ 3.) What if I pay too little? 
​a. Check your tax statement(s) in March for any balance owed and be sure to pay by the applicable due date or penalty will be accrued.

​ 4.) What if I want a refund on my prepayment later (tomorrow, next week, next month, etc.)? 
​a. Refunds will not be issued on any prepayments unless you have overpaid when tax statements are finalized in March.

​ 5.) I have an escrow account and I want to prepay my taxes. Do I need to do anything else?
​ a. We recommend you contact your escrow company to determine how this will affect your escrow or if any additional steps will need to be taken if you choose to prepay your property taxes.

​ 6.) I am currently enrolled in the Direct Payment Plan (ACH/Direct Debit) with Lyon County. What will happen if I prepay my 2018 property taxes?
​ a. If you are currently enrolled in Direct Payment Plan with Lyon County, prepaying property taxes will adjust your tax accordingly (or stop collection for 2018 if already paid in full).

​7.) What is the deadline for making a prepayment?
​a. All prepayments must be received by the Auditor/Treasurer's office by close of business at 4:30 PM on Friday, December 29, 2017.  We cannot honor postmark dates or predate items brought to the office or found in the dropbox in 2018.

​If you have further questions regarding how prepaying your 2018 property taxes will affect your income tax return, please consult with a professional income tax preparer.
​If you have additional questions regarding prepayments, please contact the Auditor/Treasurer's office at (507) 537-6724, option 1 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Notice to Suppliers - 2018 Bituminous Materials. Bidding on March 13th, 2018

Sealed Proposals will be received until 10:00 A.M. on March 13, 2018 by E.J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer, Lyon County Government Center, Marshall, Minnesota on behalf of the Board of Commissioners for the following:
Specifications may be examined at the office of the Public Works Director, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN.  All Proposals must be on forms furnished by the Public Works Director. Lyon County will be advertising all construction projects on the Lyon County website; www.lyonco.org.   The Specifications may be requested by calling the Lyon County Highway Department at 507-532-8205.  There is no charge.  Sealed bids should be mailed to E.J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer, 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN  56258 and should be clearly marked as a Proposal for 2018 Bituminous Materials.  Each Proposal must be accompanied by a certified check, or bid bond, payable to the Treasurer of Lyon County, for at least 5% of the amount of the Proposal.  The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Aaron VanMoer
Lyon County Highway Engineer Please post:     February 7, 2018

Lyon County Technical Assistant II

Lyon County Technical Assistant II
Lyon County is requesting applications for a Technical Assistant II to provide administrative support and customer service at the Lyon County Landfill. Duties include landfill accounts payables and receivables, as well as front office customer support for area haulers. Minimum qualifications: Associate’s degree or a high school diploma/GED with a minimum of two years in a customer service field or in an accounting support function; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. This position may be expected to participate in a weekend (Saturday only) rotation.  Starting pay is at least $16.66/hr. DOE, with excellent full time benefits. Application packet and full position description can be downloaded at www.lyonco.org. Position will remain open until filled.  Initial screening of applications will occur on February 23rd. Send signed Lyon County application to:

Lyon County
ATTN: HR Director
607 W. Main St.
Marshall, MN 56258


Lyon County Seasonal Building & Grounds Worker

Lyon County Seasonal Building & Grounds Worker
Lyon County is hiring a seasonal Building & Grounds Worker from approximately mid-April to October.  This position is to provide general maintenance at Garvin Park; mowing, light equipment maintenance, and performing additional tasks as assigned. Applicants must possess a high school diploma, or GED, and the ideal candidate would live near Garvin Park. Starting hourly wage is $15.27.  A county application form is required and may be picked up at the Lyon Administrator’s Office at: 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258. Or, visit the Lyon County website at www.co.lyon.mn.us to retrieve an application and job description. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a county application. Application materials are due by March 1, at 4:00 p.m. Send, email, or fax to:
Lyon County
ATTN: HR Director
607 W. Main St.
Marshall, MN   56258
Fax: 1-507-537-4073

Lyon County 2018 Summer Engineering Intern

2018 Summer Intern
Lyon County is accepting applications for one (1) Engineering Intern. B.S. in Civil Engineering or related studies in process or recently completed. Approximate start date of May 7, 2018 through August 24, 2018. Minimum Requirements: Minimum age 18. Valid MN driver’s license required. Hourly rate of pay is at $10.00-$13.50 per hour. Application forms are available at the County Administrators Office located at 607 West Main Street in Marshall, MN 56258 or www.lyonco.org. Submit completed application to County Administration, Attn: Human Resources, at 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258. Deadline is 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018. Lyon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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

County Court Administrator: Karen Bierman
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Phone: (507) 537-6734
Fax: (507) 537-6150
Address: Lyon County Court Administrator
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 (closed weekends and legal holidays)
Now Pay Your Ticket By Web or Phone
Tickets issued by the State Patrol, the Department of Natural Resources, or local law enforcement anywhere in Minnesota can now be paid via an automated phone system or online using a credit card.  The service is only available for citations that do not require a court appearance. Pay Fines Online or Pay By Phone 800-657-3611
Honorable Judge of the District Court: Leland Bush
Honorable Judge of the District Court: Michelle Dietrich
  • Family - Dissolutions, adoptions, and support matters
  • Civil - Small claims/conciliation court, civil matters, probate (wills)
  • Criminal - Felony, gross misdemeanors and misdemeanors
  • Traffic - Court appearances
  • Juvenile and Juvenile Traffic Hearings
Links: Court Forms Online
Minnesota State Law Library
Minnesota Legal Services Coalition
Minnesota House of Representatives
Minnesota Senate
Minnesota Northstar Online
Minnesota State Bar Association
US Bankruptcy Court - Minnesota
Minnesota State Court System
US Federal Court System



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

Lyon County Highway Department is responsible for road and bridge maintenance, plowing and grading of county roads, and other road and bridge maintenance functions.


Plans and Proposals will now be available free of charge by downloading Plan and Proposal pdf files from this website. Proposals downloaded from this website will not have the Schedule of Prices sheets or Back Sheet included. If desired, Bidder may obtain a printed copy of Plans and Proposal for the amount listed in the Notice by contacting Nancy Boogaard at the Lyon County Highway Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 507-532-8205. IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are a Bidder who chooses to download bidding documents from this website, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to complete the information in the attached pdf file and send it to the Lyon County Highway Department. After this information is received by Lyon County, the Schedule of Prices sheets and Back Sheet will be emailed to you for bidding purposes. You will also receive any Addendums that may be issued on the Project. When submitting a sealed bid, the complete Proposal, along with the Schedule of Prices sheets and Back Sheet, must be submitted. You may contact the Lyon County Highway Department at 507-532-8205 with any questions.


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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