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Absentee Voting

Check the status of your application or ballot on the Secretary of State website.

Absentee ballots will be available 46 days before an election. Minnesota voters do not need a reason to vote absentee.

Hours for absentee voting:

   8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Monday-Friday) 09/21 to 11/02

 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Saturday, 11/03

   8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Monday, 11/05

Read more: Absentee Voting

MN DL/ID Information

Beginning October 1, 2018 Standard, Enhanced, and REAL ID will be available to Minnesota residents.

There is no rush to get a REAL ID compliant card. REAL ID is not required for air travel or entering Federal facilities until October 2020. For Federal facilities, please check ahead of time if additional identification will be required. 

 

Pre-applications are now available online! Fill out the application ahead of time and save some time at the office. 

 

Not sure which card is for you? Check out this comparison chart or this fact sheet. Still not sure? 

 

For additional REAL ID information click here.

  • In order to apply for a REAL ID compliant driver's license or identification card, you'll need to provide documents that meet certain requirements. 

 

For additional Enhanced DL/ID information click here.

  • Only Minnesota residents who are also United States citizens and at least 16 years of age may apply for an Enhanced Driver's License or Enhanced Identification card. 
  • Enhanced Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards applications are available at the Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer's office by appointment only. Appointments are scheduled for 45 minutes and are available Wednesday to Friday from 9:00am to 11:15am and 2:15pm to 3:45pm. To schedule an appointment or inquire about availability, please call 507-537-6724 option 3.

 

For additional Standard DL/ID information click here.

Citizen Complaints

Citizen Complaints

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) is committed to providing professional, high quality services to all citizens; the LCSO does not tolerate misconduct or wrongdoing on the part of its staff. If individuals believe they have been subjected to, or witnessed misconduct of any type, the LCSO encourages them to report the incident by fully completing and returning the Citizen Complaint Form.

Attachments:
Download this file (Citizen Complaint Form.doc)Citizen Complaint Form107 kB

Engineering Technician

Lyon County Engineering Technician
Lyon County is requesting applications for an Engineering Technician.  Civil engineering duties such as performing construction and safety inspections; preparing sketches and plans; surveying; designing projects and preparing state and federal documents; consulting with county departments and governmental jurisdictions are expected. Minimum education and experience requirements: Vocational/technical diploma or AA degree in Civil Engineering Technology, or related field required; with five years’ experience in engineering, design, surveying or related field preferred.  Qualified individual must possess Minnesota Class D Driver’s License.  Pay range: $22.16 to $31.01/hr. with excellent benefits. Application packet and full position description can be downloaded at www.lyonco.org/employment. Position will remain open until filled.  Send signed Lyon County application and resume to: Lyon County
ATTN: Human Resources
607 W. Main St.
Marshall, MN 56258 EOE

ResQ Zone Computer Refurbishing Project

The ResQZone is a recycling initiative to refurbish unwanted, usable computer equipment for use by low income County residents and non-profit organizations providing assistance to under-served Lyon County residents.

Lyon County collects useable computer equipment at the Lyon County HHW facility. Currently, the ResQZone collects FREE of charge the following equipment:

  • Flat Screen Monitors in working condition
  • Monitor stands
  • Laptops supporting Windows 7 or newer
  • Desktops supporting Windows 7 or newer
  • All Macintosh equipment

 

We employ Department of Defense (DoD) data security protocol 5220.22 M to securely sanitize hard disk drive (HDD) data on each computer  received. We can provide upon request a certificate of destruction and transfer for each machine donated for refurbishing.

For more information please check out the information attached to this article, or call our office at (507) 532-8210.

911 Dispatcher

Lyon County is accepting applications for 911 Dispatcher. The purpose of this position is to answer emergency and non-emergency calls for police, ambulance, and fire and CAT services. This position is also responsible for performing additional tasks as assigned by the Sheriff.  Minimum Qualifications Include: High school diploma required.  Individual must have strong communication skills, ability to work under pressure and strong technical/computer skills. The starting hourly rate of pay will be based on experience. Full pay range is $17.55 to $24.56. 911 dispatch work a rotating schedule of weekdays, weekends, holidays, as well as day & overnight shifts.  Application forms and full job descriptions are available at the Lyon County Administrators Office located at 607 West Main Street in Marshall, MN 56258 or www.lyonco.org.  Submit completed application materials to Lyon County Administrators Office, Attn: Human Resources, at 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258. Position open until filled. Lyon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Attachments:
Download this file (911DispatcherJobDescription.pdf)911 Dispatcher Job Description86 kB

Lyon County AIS Concerns

With the news that zebra mussel was found in Murray County (Lake Sarah) it is clear that no lake is immune from potential aquatic invasive species (AIS) threats. Please remember to follow State of Minnesota invasive species laws by taking the steps below, or learn more at the MN DNR AIS website.

clean

1. CLEAN all visible aquatic plants, zebra mussels, and other prohibited invasive species from watercraft, trailers, and water-related equipment before leaving any water access or shoreland.
 

drain

2. DRAIN water-related equipment (boat, ballast tanks, portable bait containers, motor) and drain bilge, livewell and baitwell by removing drain plugs before leaving a water access or shoreline property. Keep drain plugs out and water-draining devices open while transporting watercraft.

Q&A – Boat draining, drain plugs, and bait container draining  PDF

dispose

3. DISPOSE of unwanted bait, including minnows, leeches, and worms, in the trash. It is illegal to release bait into a waterbody or release aquatic animals from one waterbody to another. If you want to keep your bait, you must refill the bait container with bottled or tap water.

Lyon County Extension Technical Assisant

Extension Technical Assistant II for Lyon County
Lyon County is hiring a part-time temporary administrative assistant to work out of the Extension Office up to 30/hrs per week.  This position administers the daily affairs of the County-based Extension office, supports the 4-H Program Coordinator, provides customer service and the administration of programs and activities. Work is performed independently under general supervision from the County Administrator. This position requires a high school diploma plus several related classes, two years of recent experience or equivalent, and a valid driver’s license. One to two years of college level coursework in business, secretarial, or related field is preferred. Pay will be $16.66 per hour with no benefits. Application and position description can be downloaded at www.lyonco.org/employment. Position is available beginning February 1st through the end of March.  Selection process will begin immediately. Send signed Lyon County application and resume to:

Lyon County
ATTN: Human Resources
607 W. Main St.
Marshall, MN 56258

EOE

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?

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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
      NOTE:
      - Written and Driving Exams are given at the office located at 601 N. Highway 59 Telephone 537-7024 for hours and additional information.
      - For vehicle registration, tabs, automobile licensing, etc you must go to the Auto Licensing Bureau at 302 W Redwood St (507) 532-4643.
Treasurer Services
  • Current and Delinquent Real Estate Records
  • Print and mail tax statements
  • Property tax collections and payment entry
  • Compute and prove tax settlements
  • Escrow records
  • Distribute taxes to taxing entities
  • Investment Officer for county investments
  • Mortgage Registry Collections
  • Deed Tax computations and collections
  • Financial Records - banking and reconciliation of accounts
  • 1990 and 2000 Lyon County Census information
  • Maintain records of Auctioneer Certificates
District 1
Charlie Sanow
 District 2
Steve Ritter
District 3
Mark Goodenow
District 4
Rodney Stensrud
 District 5
Rick Anderson
Charlie Sanow Steve Ritter Mark Goodenow Rodney Stensrud Rick Anderson

532-5901
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829-8070
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532-3861
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  872-6858
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734-5194
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The county board normally meets at 9am on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in CR 1 & 2

 

County Board Room

 

Human Resources

 

Human Resources administers the personnel policies and procedures adopted by the Lyon County Board as well as classification and compensation plans, performance planning and review programs, and maintaining personnel records for each employee. Human Resources coordinates the recruitment, selection, orientation, development, transfer, and separation of employees. Affirmative action, Civil Rights compliance, Minnesota and Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, short-term disability, HIPAA regulations compliance, and ADA compliance are also major functions of the office.  The office coordinates and administers employee benefit programs for all departments, and works closely with Lyon County Administration and the County Board. 

The County Recorder is the custodian of the land records and vital statistic records pertaining to Lyon County. It is the responsibility of this office to preserve these records in an archival quality format and assure easy and accurate access to the same. Duties are defined as:

  • Record documents relating to real property transactions in Abstract
     & Torrens Divisions
  • Collect & receipt Recording Fee and Well Disclosure Certificate Fee
  • Collect & distribute Well Disclosure Certificates
  • Maintain indexes and issue copies of all recorded documents
  • Maintain and issue copies of birth, death and marriage certificates
  • Process Marriage License Applications & issue marriages license
  • File and maintain Ordinations
  • File Notary Commissions
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Military Discharges
  • Genealogy research
  • UCC filing and searches
    (Uniform Commercial Code)
  • CNS filing and searches
    (Central Notification System)
  • Federal and State Tax Liens
  • Hospital and Medical Assistance Liens

Books

Sheriff Mark Mather

 

 

Sheriff Mark Mather

 
 

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Support Administration

 
 

Sergeant Todd Roelfsema #103

 
 

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Sergeant Eric Wallen #111

 
 

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Law Enforcement Center Click Map for Directions

New!!!

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new Community Information Service designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our area using the latest technology. This service, “Nixle”, delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications instantly sent to you by cell phone text message, email and web. There is NO Spam or Advertising. Nixle is completely free (standard text message rates apply for cell phone subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers). Register now and learn more at www.nixle.com. You will have immediate access to public safety alerts that are relevant to you, important neighborhood advisories you want to know about, and other valuable community information. You decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email or just simply over the web. We are excited about this opportunity and hope you find it beneficial to you!

Register at: http://local.nixle.com/lyon-county-sheriffs-office/

The Lyon County Public Works Building is located on the County Fairgrounds at 504 Fairgrounds Road Marshall, MN 56258. Click HERE for a map link

 Locator Map

 

Lyon County Public Works includes the following Departments:

Highway (Road and Bridge): County road and bridge maintenance, road signage, flood control structure maintenance, and snow removal from county roads.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Maintains the County E-911 system, and provide mapping services.

Planning & Zoning: Also includes county programs for feedlots, shoreland management, septic systems, ditches, and invasive weed inspections.

Environmental: Manages the regional landfill, household hazardous waste program, and coordinates recycling, water management planning, and solid waste reduction efforts.

Parks: Manages the County Park system, and County Fairgrounds

GIS Cataegory

 

 

Lyon County operates a Geographic Information System (GIS) to provide current and accurate geospatial (map) information to County departments, the general public and other entities. We seek to ensure that Lyon County residents and decision makers have access to geographic information that is complete, timely, accurate, and reliable. We promote the use of GIS and related technologies to more effectively and efficiently address problems, develop plans, and manage the natural, cultural, economic, and infrastructure resources of the county. Lyon County is implementing GIS to streamline county operations and to make County data and records available to the citizens of Lyon County. GIS Department Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and create geospatial information
  • Maintain Lyon County Parcel data
  • Rural Address assignment and E9-1-1 System maintenance
  • Maintain GIS Interactive Mapping Sites
  • Hard Copy map production
  • Platbook creation and maintenance

Hours and Locations

Lyon County Government Center

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Public Works Building

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Law Enforcement Center

8:00-4:00 M-F   Map

Lyon County Zoning/SWCD

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Lyon County Landfill

6:00-4:00 M-F   Map

7:00-NOON SAT

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