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.


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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

About the Jail

The current Lyon County Jail was constructed and began full operations in 2010.  The Jail operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  The designed maximum capacity for the facility is 87 beds.  The Lyon County Jail operates in indirect podular style.  This design promotes our operating philosophy, which is built on individual accountability and responsibility, where staff and inmates are encouraged to interact in a positive and constructive manner through the use of good interpersonal communication.  
The Lyon County Jail provides for the safe, secure, and humane detention of offenders in Lyon County. To fulfill this responsibility the Lyon County Adult Detention Facility shall follow the standards established by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minnesota State Statutes, and the United States Constitution. We are committed to the embracing the following ideals:
•  All persons are held accountable for their behavior.
•  Our staff is our greatest resource and we will provide training to accomplish a safe, secure and humane environment.
•  The preservation of basic human rights and dignity of the public, staff, and inmates.
•  An atmosphere that encourages positive behavior and the integration of responsible individuals who are returning to our community.
The Lyon County Jail is an integral part of the criminal justice system.  We strive to cooperate with other agencies, promote mutual respect, and welcome community involvement.  We are a credit to our profession and a source of pride to Lyon County.




Recycle Container Locations

recycle-map.png In addition to curbside recycling, Recycling Drop-off Containers are currently available for all County Residents at the following locations. (NOTE: Businesses are not allowed to utilize recycling sheds or containers)

-->> CLICK HERE for a map link showing locations.

Amiret:           Across from the grain elevator

Balaton:          Next to the railroad tracks and E 2nd Street

Cottonwood:  By the County Highway / Cottonwood City Shop

Florence:        Next to the City Shop

Garvin:           SE corner of Sherman Street and 1st Street

Ghent:            In the alley next to the City Maintenance Building

Green Valley: North side of town, West of the Church on Township Hall property

Lynd:              North River Street

Marshall:        County Fair Grocery Store parking lot
                       Lyon County Fairgrounds - parking lot on east side of Public Works Building

Minneota:      County Road 3 on South edge of town by County Shop

Russell:          Next to the County Shop

Taunton:        West side of the Fire Hall

Tracy:             Tracy Food Pride

Park Lodge Rental

Nestled in the oaks woods at the top of the old tubing hill, the Garvin Park Warming House provides a scenic vista view of the park; making this a great location in any season for your gathering; whether that is a family reunion, fun day for the kids, or a corporate retreat in a rustic setting. Lyon County has added some new luxuries to the Warming House. The building now offers a big screen television with a DVD player, rustic bar, and furniture to provide users with some inside entertainment on those too cold or wet to sled days. In addition, we have added some warm new touches to the décor, such as a few local pelts and some historic prints and signs that encompass the history of Garvin Park.”The Warming House is now called the Park Lodge and can be used for company get-togethers, family gatherings, sledding weekends, etc.

Book your rental today! Rental - $ 50 Rental Fee
           $ 75 Damage Deposit (refunded upon inspection)
All reservations require a 48-hour advance notice, and a rental agreement (attached below) with the deposit




Victim Rights

What to do if you have been a victim of a crime: 

If you have been a victim of a crime or witnessed a crime in progress, call 911.
If you have been a victim of a crime that does not require an emergency response, or if you desire to file a report of a crime call the Lyon County Sheriff's Office at (507) 537-7666 - 24 hours a day.
Crime Victims Rights:
As a crime victim, you are afforded rights under MN Statute 611A.015
  1. You have the right to apply for financial help for losses resulting from a violent crime. This assistance does not cover property losses. For application and information call 612-282-6256 or outside the Twin City area call 1-800-247-0390 or TDD 1-612-282-6555.
  2. Under certain circumstances you have the right to request that the Lyon County Sheriff's Office withhold public access to data revealing your identity. MN Statute: 13.82 Subd. 17.
  3. You have the right, if an offender is charged, to be informed of and participate in the prosecution process, including the right to request restitution (money court ordered from the offender and paid to the victim). 
  4. If you feel your rights as a victim have been violated, you can contact the MN Crime Victims Ombudsman's Office at 1-612-282-6258 or 1-800-247-0390 or TDD 1-612-282-6555. 
Domestic Assault Victim Rights:
You can ask the county or city attorney to file a criminal complaint. You also have the right to go to court and file a petition requesting an Order for Protection from domestic abuse. The order may include the following:  
  • An order restraining the abuser from further acts of abuse.
  • An order directing the abuser to leave your household.
  • An order preventing the abuser from entering your home (or reasonable area around your home), school, business, or place of employment.
  • An order awarding you or the other parent custody of / or visitation of your minor children.
  • An order directing the abuser to pay support to you and the minor if the abuser has a court order indicating such.  
You also have the right to notification if prosecution of the case is declined or criminal charges are dismissed.    
You may call "Women's Rural Advocacy Programs (WRAP)" CRISIS LINE: (507) 532-2350 or 1-800-639-2350 for assistance in getting your Order for Protection. 
Local Advocacy Programs:
New Horizons Crisis Center:
The mission of New Horizons Crisis Center includes but is not limited to, providing services and support for crime victims, advocacy for families, and educational programs in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, and Redwood Counties.
Women's Rural Advocacy Programs (WRAP):
Is a cooperative of Domestic Violence Community Advocacy programs serving southwestern Minnesota.  One of the services they offer to battered women is providing information - about their situation, their options, and their rights.
Safe At Home Address Confidentiality Program:
Safe at Home is a program offered by the Secretary of State’s office in collaboration with local victim service providers. This program became effective September 1, 2007 and is designed to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or others who fear for their safety establish a confidential address.
The intent of Safe at Home is to allow its participants to go about their lives, interacting with public and private entities, without leaving traces of where they really live in an attempt to keep their abuser from locating them.  Safe at Home provides a mail forwarding service. Participants use an address that Safe at Home assigns them and their correspondence is forwarded to their actual mailing address, which is not disclosed. Safe at Home also accepts service of process on the participant’s behalf.


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Notary Public Information
  If you want to become a Notary Public, you must contact the Secretary of State.  Online applications are accepted at:  https://notary.sos.state.mn.us Once you have made your application and receive your Notary Public Commission from the Secretary of State, you will need to file this with the county of your residence.  In Lyon County, you need to present your Notary Public Commission, along with a filing fee of $20.00.  At the time of filing you will be asked for a specimen of your signature to have on file in the Recorder’s Office. You may be asked for two signatures, the first signature required is the same as what the commission shows, the second signature is how you will be signing your notary.  If these are both the same, then you will need to sign only once.

Comprehensive Plan

This document is the Comprehensive Plan for Lyon County, Minnesota. This Plan sets forth the basic guiding principals that have been embraced by Lyon County to shape its future. It evolved through the interchange of information, analysis and response between the citizens, community leaders, staff and public officials within the county through a planning process undertaken from 2001 to 2002.

Please click the "Read More" button to view the attached files.

Download this file (Introductory_Pages.pdf)Introductory Pages69 kB
Download this file (Chapter01_Introduction.pdf)Chapter 01 - Introduction132 kB
Download this file (Chapter02_Demographic_Characteristics.pdf)Chapter 02 - Demographic Characteristics257 kB
Download this file (Chapter03_Economic_Development.pdf)Chapter 03 - Economic Development124 kB
Download this file (Chapter04_Housing.pdf)Chapter 04 - Housing Chapter120 kB
Download this file (Chapter05_Community_Facilities.pdf)Chapter 05 - Community Facilities207 kB
Download this file (Chapter06_Transportation.pdf)Chapter 06 - Transportation242 kB
Download this file (Chapter07_Environmental_Features.pdf)Chapter 07 - Environmental Features151 kB
Download this file (Chapter08_Land_Use_Zoning_Growth.pdf)Chapter 08 - Land Use Zoning & Growth159 kB
Download this file (Chapter09_Growth_Corridor_SubArea_Plan.pdf)Chapter 09 - Growth Corridor Sub-Area Plan236 kB
Download this file (Chapter10_Implementation.pdf)Chapter 10 - Implementation68 kB
Download this file (Appendix_A.pdf)Appendix A47 kB
Download this file (Appendix_B.pdf)Appendix B16 kB
Download this file (Appendix_C.pdf)Appendix C15 kB
Download this file (Appendix_D.pdf)Appendix D879 kB
Download this file (Appendix_E.pdf)Appendix E82 kB
Download this file (Appendix_F.pdf)Appendix F393 kB
Download this file (Appendix_G.pdf)Appendix G16 kB
Download this file (FIG_1-3.pdf)Figure 1-3: Lyon County Base Map1255 kB
Download this file (FIG_6-1.pdf)Figure 6-1: Roadway Jurisdiction266 kB
Download this file (FIG_6-2.pdf)Figure 6-2: Jurisdiction Change Potentials272 kB
Download this file (FIG_6-3.pdf)Figure 6-3: Existing Traffic Volumes168 kB
Download this file (FIG_6-4.pdf)Figure 6-4: Projected 20 Year Traffic Volumes164 kB
Download this file (FIG_6-5.pdf)Figure 6-5: Road Restriction Map262 kB
Download this file (FIG_6-6.pdf)Figure 6-6: Roadway Right of Way462 kB
Download this file (FIG_6-7.pdf)Figure 6-7: Hierarchy of Movement32 kB
Download this file (FIG_6-8.pdf)Figure 6-8: Functional Classification Relationship-Access & Mobility50 kB
Download this file (FIG_6-9.pdf)Figure 6-9: Roadway Functional Classification270 kB
Download this file (FIG_6-10.pdf)Figure 6-10: 5 Year Construction Plan426 kB
Download this file (FIG_6-11.pdf)Figure 6-11: Trail Plan305 kB
Download this file (FIG_7-2.pdf)Figure 7-2: County Slope Information837 kB
Download this file (FIG_7-3.pdf)Figure 7-3: Public Open Space1214 kB
Download this file (FIG_8-1.pdf)Figure 8-1: Existing Land Cover2153 kB
Download this file (FIG_8-2.pdf)Figure 8-2: Important Agricultural Land1496 kB
Download this file (FIG_8-3.pdf)Figure 8-3: Future Land Use1080 kB
Download this file (FIG_9-2sub.pdf)Figure 9-2: Sub Area Plan Corridors327 kB
Download this file (FIG_9-3.pdf)Figure 9-3: Future Land Use, Sub Area Growth Corridor253 kB
Download this file (FIG_9-4a.pdf)Figure 9-4a: Future Land Use Assumptions, City of Marshall258 kB
Download this file (FIG_9-5.pdf)Figure 9-5: Trunk Highway Study Corridors284 kB
Download this file (FIG_9-6.pdf)Figure 9-6: Trunk Highway Growth Corridors - Access Inventory865 kB
Download this file (FIG_9-7.pdf)Figure 9-7: Trunk Highway Growth Corridors - Access Inventory791 kB
Download this file (FIG_9-8.pdf)Figure 9-8: Trunk Highway Growth Corridors - Access Inventory924 kB
Download this file (FIG_9-9.pdf)Figure 9-9: Trunk Highway Growth Corridors - Access Inventory729 kB
Download this file (FIG_9-10.pdf)Figure 9-10: Trunk Highway Growth Corridors - Access Inventory1095 kB
Download this file (FIG_9-11.pdf)Figure 9-11: Trunk Highway Growth Corridors - Access Inventory853 kB
Download this file (FIG_9-12.pdf)Figure 9-12: Trunk Highway Growth Corridors - Access Management Plan851 kB
Download this file (FIG_9-15.pdf)Figure 9-15: Trunk Highway Growth Corridors - Access Management Plan660 kB
Download this file (FIG_9-16.pdf)Figure 9-16: Trunk Highway Growth Corridors - Access Management Plan793 kB
Download this file (FIG_9-17.pdf)Figure 9-17: Trunk Highway Growth Corridors - Access Management Plan854 kB
Read more: Comprehensive Plan

Lyon County Court Administrator

County Court Administrator: Kim Jelen
Phone: (507) 537-6096
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: Tricia Zimmer
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


Lyon County Final Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM)

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Disclaimer: These maps are for reference only. Lyon County is not responsible for errors herein contained.

Interactive Flood Maps

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Flood Insurance Rate Maps by Township in PDF format

Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Amiret.pdf)Amiret3987 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Lucas.pdf)Lucas3883 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Lynd.pdf)Lynd3950 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Lyons.pdf)Lyons4014 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Monroe.pdf)Monroe3904 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Nordland.pdf)Nordland4102 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_RockLake.pdf)Rock Lake3967 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Shelburne.pdf)Shelburne4233 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Sodus.pdf)Sodus3990 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Stanley.pdf)Stanley3971 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Vallers.pdf)Vallers3940 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Clifton.pdf)Clifton3960 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Westerheim.pdf)Westerheim3891 kB
Download this file (FloodplainMarshall.pdf)City of Marshall3229 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_CoonCreek.pdf)Coon Creek4159 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Custer.pdf)Custer4038 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_EIDSVOLD.pdf)Eidsvold4114 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Fairview.pdf)Fairview3974 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_Grandview.pdf)Grandview3872 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_IslandLake.pdf)Island Lake4123 kB
Download this file (FloodplainTownships_LakeMarshall.pdf)Lake Marshall4063 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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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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