New Construction Abatement

The purpose of the Lyon County Tax Abatement Policy for New Construction of Single and Multi-Family Homes is to provide incentives in Lyon County to encourage the construction of new owner occupied and residential rental housing units and increase the value of the future tax base for Lyon County taxpayers. 

Any person or entity who constructs a new single family home, duplex, or multi-family complex consisting of 12 units or less, and who files application material and seeks formal approval from Lyon County between July 1, 2018, and December 31, 2022, may be eligible to receive a tax abatement of the County’s share of increased real estate taxes as a result of building newly constructed housing or a home, for a period of four (4) years provided all of the following are met:

  1. Property is located within Lyon County and zoned and permitted properly for the proposed development project.
  2. The applicant has not and will not receive other local public financial assistance (tax increment financing/TIF, Workforce Housing, Small Cities Development Program), however, this program will coordinate with other local government tax abatement programs.
  3. Project is built to building codes adopted at the time building permit is obtained.
  4. Property taxes are current and paid on time and in full.
  5. Program approval is obtained for construction beginning after January 1, 2018.
Read more: New Construction Abatement

Zebra Mussel Monitoring Program

Zebra Mussel Monitoring Program

Zebra mussel on a piece of wood

Zebra mussels are spreading to lakes and rivers in the Midwest. These small invasive mussels attach to hard surfaces in lakes and rivers killing native mussels, limiting recreational activities, clogging water supply pipes, and competing with larval fish for food. You can provide important help tracking their distribution in Minnesota by spending a few minutes monitoring the lake or river where you live without any specialized equipment. Early detection for zebra mussels is important in protecting your property and Minnesota's water resources.

How can you monitor for zebra mussels?

Delinquent Tax List

Minn. Stat. § 279.09 requires counties publish a list of delinquent real property in the officially designated newspaper (Minneota Mascot for 2019).  The first publication must be made before March 20th with the 2nd publication not less than two weeks later.

All five newspapers of the Lyon County Newspaper Association published the Delinquent Tax List on March 13th. The 2nd publication was published on March 27th.  

The Delinquent Tax List below, which was taken from the March 27, 2019 publication of the Minneota Mascot, is the version that appeared in the five newspapers of the Lyon County Newspaper Association as part of the second publication.

To determine how much interest and costs must be added to pay the tax in full, contact the Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer's office at (507) 537-6724 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Notice of Expiration of Redemption


You are hereby notified that the parcels of real property described below and located in Lyon County, Minnesota, are subject to forfeiture to the state of Minnesota because of the nonpayment of delinquent property taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest, and costs levied on those parcels.

The time for redemption from forfeiture expires if a redemption is not made by the later of (1) 60 days after service of this notice on all persons having an interest in the parcels or (2) May 13, 2019. The redemption must be made in the Auditor/Treasurer’s office.




The amounts listed above must be paid to redeem if paid on or before March 31, 2019. Additional costs will be incurred during the process that must be paid to redeem any parcel. Please contact the Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer’s office for the total amount due.

Inquiries about the delinquent tax proceedings described above can be made to the Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer at the contact information listed below.


E.J. Moberg

Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer

607 W Main St

Marshall, MN 56258


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2019 Spring Load Restrictions

Marshall MN 56258
Ph. (507) 532-8205
Fax (507) 532-8216 Aaron VanMoer
Lyon County Engineer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SPRING LOAD RESTRICTIONS March 15, 2019 Lyon County is announcing that truck spring load restrictions will be starting Monday
March 18, 2019 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 Friday, March 15, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. 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 2019 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 of Final Hearing for Redetermination of Benefits


For Redetermination of Benefits

In the Matter of the Redetermination of Benefits of the following drainage systems described below in the County of Lyon, State of Minnesota.


WHEREAS, the Lyon County Drainage Authority has appointed viewers to redetermine the benefits and damages determined for each drainage system described below in the County of Lyon, State of Minnesota, and whereas, the Viewers Report for the Redetermination of Benefits for each drainage system has been filed with the Office of the Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer.

The drainage systems affect properties in:

County Ditch 12: Sections 7, 18 T 110 N R 42 W
  Sections 1, 11-14, 24 T 110 N R 43 W
County Ditch 17: Section   6 T 110 N R 42 W
  Sections 30-31 T 111 N R 42 W
  Section   1 T 110 N R 43 W
  Sections 25, 35-36 T 111 N R 43 W
County Ditch 25: Section   31 T 109 N R 42 W
  Section   36 T 109 N R 43 W
County Ditch 49: Sections 3-5, 8-10, 16 T 110 N R 43 W
  Sections 32-33 T 111 N R 43 W


NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that a final hearing on said Redetermination be had before the Lyon County Drainage Authority on April 2, 2019 starting at 1:00 pm in the Commissioner Room of the Lyon County Government Center, 607 West Main Street, Marshall, Minnesota.  Said authority will consider said Redetermination, hear all parties of interest and take such action with reference thereto as it deems proper in the following order for each drainage system:

            County Ditch 17                      1:00 p.m.

            County Ditch 25                      1:15 p.m.

            County Ditch 49                      1:30 p.m.

            County Ditch 12                      2:00 p.m.

If you need further information regarding this hearing, please contact Lyon County Ditch Inspector Todd Hammer at 507.532.8208.  A copy of the Viewer’s report which list the properties affected and the owners of those properties is on file with the County Auditor/Treasurer and is available for inspection during normal business hours.

DATED:  February 27, 2019                                                                

E.J. Moberg

Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer

Help Expand Broadband Access with the "TestIT" App

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has rolled out a mobile app, TestIT, geared toward getting accurate information when it comes to who has broadband -- and more importantly who does not.

With the simple push of a button on a smartphone, you can help extend broadband coverage to bridge the digital divide.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has partnered with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) to develop a free mobile app designed to identify areas with low or no connectivity to help ensure adequate funding for broadband infrastructure is provided across the country.

"TestIT" is an iOS/Android mobile app that leverages a broadband sampling tool designed by Measurement Lab (MLab) to aggregate broadband speeds from app users.

 With the press of a single button, users can test broadband speeds from anywhere, comparing their internet speeds to the national average and minimum standards established by the Federal Communications System. TestIT even registers test results where no connection is available. And no personal information will be collected through this app.

A snapshot of each sample will be sent to a database, which will allow NACo and partners to analyze connectivity data. This will help identify areas where broadband service may be overstated and underfunded by comparing the data to the National Broadband Map.

Your help identifying gaps in our nation's broadband coverage is critical to making substantive changes to the process for reporting broadband service. Download the app today.

Notice to Suppliers - 2019 Bituminous Materials. Bidding on May 6, 2019

Sealed Proposals will be received until 10:00 A.M. on May 6, 2019 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 2019 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:     April 8, 2019


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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