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 Natural Resources and Recreation Board.  This is a three (3) year term.

1 (one) position on the Lyon County Planning & Zoning Board.  This is a three (3) year term.

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.

Camping Reservations

Garvin Park is open for camping, however All Garvin Park Trails are closed until July 9. This includes horseback riding trails.

For questions, please call (507) 829-5423. 


Garvin Park Reservations are taken through ReserveAmerica.

1. 19 of Garvin Park's 59 campsites can be reserved;

     5 sites in each camping loop can be reserved;

          Lower Campground (Sites 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

          Upper Campground (Sites 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)

          Horse Campground (Sites 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

          4 Tent-Only sites in the primitive camp. (Sites 1, 2, 3, 6)

2. Payment (credit card only) due at time of reservation.

     Fee is $20 / night electric, OR $ 5 / night Primitive (tent only)

     ReserveAmerica carges $ 3.50 per reservation fee, and 2.2% transaction CreditCard transaction fee.

3. Site details (electrical, length of camping pad, etc.) are posted on the Reserve America site map.

4. Walk-ins (1st Come 1st Serve) are not allowed at Reservable Sites.

5. For questions please call Roger Schroeder at (507) 829-5423. 



2018 Spring Load Restrictions

The Lyon County Highway Department will be keeping Spring Load Restrictions on all gravel and posted paved roads until Monday, May 7th.  MnDOT has ended their restrictions after 8 weeks but due to the early start of postings and unseasonably cold and wet month of April, Lyon County will be keeping postings up for one additional week to help preserve its gravel roads and pavements.


Marshall MN 56258
Ph. (507) 532-8205
Fax (507) 532-8216 Aaron VanMoer

Lyon County is announcing that truck spring load restrictions will be starting Thursday
March 8, 2018 for all Lyon County Highways. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the starting date of spring load
restrictions in the SOUTH FROST ZONES starting on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:01 a.m.  County employees are scheduled to install weight limit signs on restricted paved roads on Thursday.  Gravel county roads will not be posted as they are restricted to 5-ton axle weights during the spring load restrictions period by statute. In general, spring load restrictions on local roads (county, city and township roads) follow the
same dates as the State Trunk Highways, however any local road can be restricted at any time
during the year so long as the restricted load limit is posted. This depends on the condition of the
roads. The local road authority can keep spring restrictions on longer if they deem them
necessary.  MnDOT can keep state highways weight-restricted for a maximum of 8 consecutive weeks. The Lyon County 2018 Spring Load Restriction map can be viewed at the Lyon County website at
www.lyonco.org.  A regional map showing neighboring counties’ road postings is also available. Please contact the Lyon County Highway Department at (507) 532-8205 for further information.
Aaron VanMoer
County Engineer
Lyon County Highway Department

Notice to Contractors: SP 042-070-011.Bidding on July 10 2018



Notice is hereby given that sealed bids/proposals will be received until 2:00 p.m. on July 10, 2018 at the County Government Center, 607 West Main, Marshall, MN  56258, by E.J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer, on behalf of the Board of Commissioners for the projects listed below. 


Minimum wage rates to be paid by the Contractors have been predetermined and are subject to the Work Hours Act of 1962, P.L. 87-581 and implementing regulations.




The Minnesota Department of Transportation hereby notifies all bidders: in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Act), as amended and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Subtitle A Part 21, Non-discrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation, it will affirmatively assure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded maximum opportunity to participate and/or to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin in consideration for an award;


in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 230 Subpart A-Equal Employment Opportunity on Federal and Federal-Aid Construction Contracts (including supportive services), it will affirmatively assure increased participation of minority groups and disadvantaged persons and women in all phases of the highway construction industry, and that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be provided to all persons without regard to their race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin;


in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.08 Unfair Discriminatory Practices, it will affirmatively assure that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be offered to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age;


in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.36 Certificates of Compliance for Public Contracts, and 363A.37 Rules for Certificates of Compliance, it will assure that appropriate parties to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement possess valid Certificates of Compliance.


If you are not a current holder of a compliance certificate issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and intend to bid on any job in this advertisement you must contact the Department of Human Rights immediately for assistance in obtaining a certificate.


The following notice from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights applies to all contractors:


“It is hereby agreed between the parties that Minnesota Statute, section 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 are incorporated into any contract between these parties based on this specification or any modification of it.  A copy of Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 is available upon request from the contracting agency.”


“It is hereby agreed between the parties that this agency will require affirmative action requirements be met by contractors in relation to Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules 5000.3600.  Failure by a contractor to implement an affirmative action plan or make a good faith effort shall result in revocation of its certificate or revocation of the contract (Minnesota Statute 363A.36, Subd. 2 and 3).”


This project has a Race Gender Neutral (0%) DBE Goal.


SP 042-070-011

Durable Pavement Marking  in Lyon County, MN

Major Items Comprising Approximately:

Pavement Marking Removal               453,071.0 Lin Ft

4” Solid Line Multi-Component         165,464.0 Lin Ft

6” Solid Line Multi-Component         442,202.0 Lin Ft


Electronic versions of plans/proposals are available to view/download at https://egram.lyonco.org/ .  Look under “Projects in Bidding” .***


Paper plans/proposals may be examined at the Lyon County Highway Department. ***


Paper plans/proposals may be purchased from the Lyon County Highway Department for a fee of $50 plus $10 shipping.  Make checks payable to Lyon County Highway Department and send payment to Lyon County Highway Department, Attention: Plan Request, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall MN  56258. ***




(1) In order to be a registered plan holder you must purchase a paper plan/proposal set OR sign in to the eGram website and download the appropriate bid documents.


All Proposals must be on forms furnished by the Lyon County Engineer.  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 sealed bid for SP 042-070-011.  Bids must be accompanied by a certified check, cashier’s check or bidder’s bond, payable to Lyon County Treasurer, for at least 5% of the amount bid.


The Lyon County Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities thereof.


Aaron VanMoer, P.E.

Lyon County Engineer

(507) 532-8205

Postponed: Broadband Feasibility Meeting and Survey


This meeting has been postponed for a later date.


The Lyon County Board of Commissioners will meet in the Commissioner’s Room, 607 W. Main St, Marshall, MN, at 6:30 pm Wednesday April 18, 2018, to take public comment on the status of Internet/Broadband service in rural and underserved areas of Lyon County. The county board will also review a recent Broadband Feasibility Study addressing needs for increased capacity within Lyon County.  The public is invited to attend to review the report and share their concerns.  If you cannot attend, you may send your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to Lyon County Administrator, 607 W. Main St, Marshall, MN 56258.

In addition we are also encouraging the public to fill out a survey so that we can better understand the perceived need of broadband internet in Lyon County.   Please fill out the survey located at:

Lyon County Broadband Survey

Download this file (BroadbandFeasibilityReport.pdf)Broadband Feasibility Report2435 kB

Twin Lakes Park Directions

Opened in 2016, Twin Lakes Park is Lyon County's newest park; nestled between East Twin and West Twin lakes. From Florence, MN drive South on Minnesota Highway 23 to Lyon County Road 51 and Turn South for 2 miles. County Road 51 passes through Twin Lakes Park.


Flooding Assistance Hotline

Lyon County is still gathering information on homes affected with any flooding, sewage backup and any damage that may have occurred as a result of the July 3, 2018 rain event.  The information gathered will be compiled and forwarded to the State of Minnesota to see if we reach the threshold for an Individual Assistance Declaration and other financial assistance related to your property.  At this time, there is no individual assistance declaration, but Lyon County along with Minnesota's Department of Homeland Security are working diligently to secure a declaration.  Please call 507-337-6176 to report your property issues. Flood cleanup kits are available at the Law Enforcement Center 611 W. Main St. Marshall, MN.


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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