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County Assessor

County Assessor: Sherri Kitchenmaster
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Phone: (507) 537-6731
Fax: (507) 537-6091
Address: Lyon County Assessor
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
 
  • Work with local units of government to value and classify all property in the county for tax purposes
  • Local Board of Review
  • County Board of Equalization
  • State Board of Equalization

Military Discharge

Military Discharge Information     After you have been discharged, you will need to file your DD-214 with your county of residence.  Please bring your complete DD-214, or mail it, to the Lyon County Recorder, 607 West Main Street Marshall, MN 56258.  We will file it and return the original back to you.  We would also like to suggest that you stop in and meet the Lyon County Veterans Service Officer and staff.  There is a lot that they can do for you. When you need to prove your veterans' status, a certified copy of your DD-214 might be required.  You can obtain those from the recorder's office.  There is no fee to the veteran for a certified copy of his/her DD214, but you will be required to complete an application.  Access to these records are restricted.  You may contact our office at 507-537-6722 or the VSO Office at  507-537-6729 if you have any questions.

Cities

Balaton
Clerk: Roberta Joehnck
Mayor: Lonnie Lambertus Sr.
Phone: (507) 734-4711
Fax: (507) 734-2316
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Web Site: www.balatonmn.com
Address: PO Box 388
Balaton MN 56115
Business Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Council Meeting: 2nd Monday
Census 2010: 643

 

Cottonwood
Clerk: Teather Bliss
Mayor: Corey Moseng
Phone: (507) 423-6488
Fax: (507) 423-5368
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Web Site: www.cityofcottonwoodmn.com
Address: 78 W Main St PO Box 106
Cottonwood MN 56229
Business Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Council Meeting: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 7:00pm
Census 2010: 1,212

 

Florence
Clerk: Shirley Pagel
Mayor: Jerry Hachmann
Phone: (507) 823-4695
Fax:  
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Web Site:  
Address: 1764 State Hwy 23
Russell MN 56169
Business Hours:  
Council Meeting: 2nd Monday, 7:00pm
Census 2010: 39

 

Garvin
Clerk: Sherri Roemeling
Mayor: Jim Julien
Phone: (507) 746-4459
Cell: (507)828-9596
Fax: (507) 746-4459
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Web Site:  
Address: 125 Sherman St
Garvin MN 56132
Business Hours: 7:00am - 1:30pm Tuesday, Thursday
Council Meeting: 2nd Thursday
Census 2010: 135

 

Ghent
Clerk: Dawn Vlaminck
Mayor: Ronald Sussner
Phone: (507) 428-3214
Fax: (507) 428-3544
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Web Site:  http://www.ghentmn.com/
Address: PO Box 97
Ghent MN 56239
Business Hours: 8-4 Monday-Thursday
Council Meeting: 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm
Census 2010: 370

 

Lynd
Clerk: Dave Spencer
Mayor: Donald Williams
Phone: (507) 865-4514
Fax: (507) 865-4514 (Call first)
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Web Site:  
Address: 111 W Railroad PO Box 86
Lynd MN 56157
Business Hours: 8:00 - Noon Monday-Friday
Council Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 6:00pm
Census 2010: 448

 

Marshall
Clerk: Kyle Box
Mayor: Bob Byrnes
Phone: (507) 537-6760
Fax: (507) 537-6830
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Web Site: http://ci.marshall.mn.us/main/
Address: 344 W Main St
Marshall MN 56258
Business Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Council Meeting: 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 5:30pm
Census 2010: 13,680

 

Minneota
Clerk: Alexis Ramirez
Mayor: John Rolbiecki
Phone: (507) 872-6144
Fax: (507)872-6143
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Web Site: http://www.minneota.com/
Address: 129 E 1st St PO Box 307
Minneota MN 56264
Business Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Council Meeting: 2nd Monday, 6:30pm
Census 2010: 1,392

 

Russell
Clerk: Marie Grant
Mayor: Roger Hook
Phone: (507) 823-4366
Fax: (507) 823-4740
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Web Site:  
Address: 106 River St PO Box 357
Russell MN 56169
Business Hours:  
Council Meeting: 1st Tuesday after 1st Monday
Census 2010: 338

 

Taunton
Clerk: Rebecca Jurrens
Mayor: Mike Breyfogle
Phone: (507) 872-5950
Fax: (507) 872-5951
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Web Site:  
Address: PO Box 337
Taunton MN 56291
Business Hours:  
Council Meeting: 1st Monday, 7:00pm
Census 2010: 139
Tracy
Administrator: Kris Ambuehl
Mayor: Anthony Dimmers
Phone: (507) 629-5528
Fax: (507) 629-5530
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Web Site: http://www.tracymn.org
Address: 336 Morgan St
Tracy MN 56175
Business Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Council Meeting: 6:30pm 2nd & 4th Monday
Census 2010: 2,163

 

Wildlife Watching

Garvin County Park is the heart of the Cottonwood River in Lyon County. Almost 800 acres of riparian woodland reside along the growing Cottonwood River - nestled into the remnant prairie landscape. This rich mix of topography offer deep valleys for dense, woodland-loving species like Wild Turkey, Eastern Screech-Owl, Black-belled Cuckoo, and Eastern Towhee.

Garvin Park is a must stop during spring migration for a variety of species of warblers, tanagers, orioles, and buntings. Whip-poor-wills sing when springtime is nigh and Least Flycatchers are plentiful enough to make your ears ring. An autumn fallout of raptors in can turn up Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, Broad-winged, Sharp-shinned and Cooper's Hawks, and both Red-tailed and Swainson's Hawks have nested in or near the park. Winter is a good time to search for the growing Wild Turkey population, and both Long-eared and Screech Owls find refuge in the steep banks when the wind is bitter from the northwest. Bald Eagle can be seen in early winter looking for a feast. Northern Cardinal are growing in population as well. In spring and Fall, dense underbrush makes for suitable cover for the migrating sparrows. Some rare summer nesting species include Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and American Redstart; somewhat removed from their typical Minnesota range. 

Garvin Park is listed at a "hotspot" on eBird: eBird Hotspot - Garvin County Park

 

Twin Lakes Park in Southwest Lyon County doe not have much l;and to offer but its namesake lakes offer a variety to water-loving birds. East Twin Lake is typical of Southwestern Minnesota lakes - very trophic with a strong food source for pelicans, and herons. West Twin is disconnected from East, and has pristine water clarity; great for diving ducks and loons, and grebes during migration. A 20 acre wetland complex between the two lakes privides foraging for migrating geese and nesting for dabbling ducks, rails, and herons.

 

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Attachments:
Download this file (Garvin Bird Checklist.pdf)Garvin Park Bird Checklist116 kB

Prescription & Over the Counter Medication Disposal Drop Box

 Take It To The Box Safe Prescription Medication Disposal

What is it?

PrescriptionDropBox

  • The Lyon County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Marshall Police Department and the Marshall Area Crime Fund are serious about preventing medication misuse/abuse and providing environmentally safe disposal of unwanted medications.
  • The Take It To The Box program promotes the safe disposal of unneeded and/or expired prescription and over the counter medications. This includes both human and animal medications along with illegal drugs. (Sharps/Needles or infectious waste cannot be accepted)
  • A growing concern in our communities is the abuse, by youth and others, of medications not prescribed to them. Safe disposal makes medications less available. Proper disposal of medication helps protect our soil and water. Unsafe disposal of medications can contribute to environmental damage.
  • This program remains ongoing, in which a permanent prescription drop box has been securely installed in the lobby of the Lyon County Law Enforcement Center for 24/7 drop off availability.
  • There is no charge to individuals dropping off medications.

How do I use this program?

  1. Keep the medication in its original container.
  2. Leave the name of the drug and other content information clearly visible. Remove the individuals name and other identifying information by scratching the person's name out or by covering the name with a permanent marker. You may also cut off the part of the label with the individual's name.
  3. Take the unneeded prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to the: Prescription/OTC Drop Box in the main lobby of the Lyon County Law Enforcement Center located at 611 West Main Street Marshall, MN 56258.
  4. Drop the unneeded and/or expired medications into the drop box. No questions asked.
  • DO NOT flush medications down the toilet.
  • Ask an officer if you need assistance by calling (507) 537-7000.

I know someone who has a large amount of unneeded medication but is unable to bring it in for disposal. Can I drop off someone else’s medication?

Yes. If needed, friends or family members may bring medication to The Box for someone else. Please call if you have a question about this.

What happens to the medications dropped into The Box?

The Box will be emptied as needed. Contents are stored in secured locations. Periodically, law enforcement and a chemist from a qualified disposal company will sort the medication. Medicines will then be taken to a licensed site to be incinerated.

How do I obtain additional Information?

  • Call (507) 537-7000 and ask to speak with;
  • Marshall Police Sergeant, or
  • Lyon County Sheriff's Office Investigator Steven Louwagie.

Additional Web Resources:DropBox

Guidelines for Medication Use, Storage and Disposal Safe Use

  • Read and follow directions on all medications.
  • Take the recommended dose...not more...not less.
  • Take the medicine the number of times and the frequency recommended.
  • Do not share your prescription medicines with another person.
  • Do not take someone else's prescription medicine.
  • Know the names of your medications and their purpose.
  • Pharmacists and doctors can answer your questions about over the counter medicines...just ask!

Safe Storage

  • Keep medicines in a place away from children, teens and guests. Lock up medicines if necessary, especially narcotics or mood altering medicines.
  • Keep medicines in their original bottle or package.
  • Keep medicines in a cool, dry place away from light.
  • Follow storage directions on the medicine.

Notice to Contractors Highway Striping - CP 16:HS Quotes Recived Until September 16, 2016

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Quotes will be received until 10:30 a.m. on September 16, 2016, by Aaron VanMoer, Lyon County Engineer at the Lyon County Public Works Building located at 504 Fairgrounds Road in Marshall, MN for the following: CP 16:HS
Highway Striping - Latex
Approximate quantities
6” Solid Line Paint                679650.00 L.F.
4” Solid Line Paint                276400.00 L.F.
24” Stop Line Paint                                              348.00 L.F. Specifications may be examined at the office of the Public Works Director, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN.  Specifications may be downloaded from the Lyon County website, www.lyonco.org, (see further details on website) or by calling the Lyon County Highway Department at 507-532-8205 to request a paper copy.  There will be no charge for the Specifications.  All Proposals must be on forms furnished by the County Engineer.  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.  Quotes should be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope, including project number and time of opening.  All quotes should be addressed as follows:  Lyon County Highway Department, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN  56258.  The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Aaron VanMoer, P.E.
County Engineer
Lyon County, MN
                                
Please post:    September 9, 2016 thru September 16, 2016

Subcategories

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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