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Dispatch Center

 Lyon County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center

The Lyon County 911 Emergency Dispatch/Communications Center is comprised of ten dedicated dispatchers who work 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, on a variety of shifts.   The dispatchers are responsible for answering all emergency and non-emergency calls for service and gathering the necessary information needed to determine the proper response.  The dispatchers then facilitate contact with police, fire and ambulance services in Lyon County, along with fire and ambulance services for portions of surrounding counties.  The dispatchers are also responsible for the exterior doors to the Lyon County Jail, the camera system in the Lyon County Government Center and the Lyon County Jail.
When should I call 911?
  • Call 911 anytime you have an emergency.
How does 911 work?
  • When calling 911 from your home phone the address for the phone line, the phone number you are calling from, and the name of the telephone account holder will appear for the dispatchers to see.  The location of the address you are calling from will also be displayed on a map.  Along with this information the 911 system will alert the dispatcher of which emergency service agencies cover your location.
  • If you call 911 from a cell phone; your phone number, cell phone provider, and most often the GPS coordinates of your location will be displayed.  Your location according to the provided GPS coordinates will also be displayed on a map.  The GPS location will be within 14 to 20 meters of your actual location.  Like a land-line, the 911 system will also provide the dispatcher with what emergency service agencies cover your location.
  • If you call 911 and either hang up or the line becomes disconnected the dispatcher will make a return phone call to you to verify that everything is ok.  Depending on the situation the dispatcher may have an officer also respond to your location as well.
  • When calling 911 the dispatcher will ask you several questions to verify your location, the location of the emergency, and the nature of the emergency.  The first question the dispatcher will likely ask you is; What is the address or location of your emergency?  This is done to ensure we have the proper location of the emergency in case contact is lost with the caller.  Once the dispatcher has obtained the preliminary information he or she will dispatch the appropriate emergency services.  You will not be able to hear the dispatcher doing this.  Once emergency services have been dispatched the dispatcher will obtain more detailed information from you, therefore it is important to stay on the line until the dispatcher states that it is ok to hang up.
Next Generation 911 (NG911)
  • Like with everything else technology is allowing advancements in how 911 and other emergency services are accessed and provided.
    NG911, when operational, will allow callers to contact 911 via text message, and send video files or digital photographs of incidents as they are occurring.  Lyon County is currently in the process of having equipment installed to allow for this technology.
  • Please stay tuned for further information on when this service will become available.

Your Lyon County Dispatchers are:

Mary Gislason
Christian Olzlog
Joe Jensen
Robin Scharfe
Terri Lovre
Mary Wikstrom 
Alyson Bossuyt 
Sherri Schwisow 
Tony Gielczyk
Lori DeBates
Tammy Isaackson

 

Pictured above is one of three dispatch stations that the Lyon County Sheriff's Office takes calls for service from.

 

Lyon County 0.5 Percent Transit Sales and Use Tax

Official Notice of Local Sales and Use Taxes with Lyon County

Effective October 1, 2015, Lyon County has a 0.5 percent transit sales and use tax. The Minnesota Department of Revenue administers these taxes. Revenues will fund the projects identified in Resolution #2015-13, as listed in the Lyon County 2015 – 2024 10-year Highway Construction Plan.

This 0.5 percent transit tax applies to retail sales made within Lyon County. The transit use tax applies to taxable items used in the County if the local sales tax was not paid.  Please see the attached sheet for more information.

Vehicle sales

Lyon County sales and use tax does not apply to sales of motor vehicles registered for road use. Fact Sheet 164, Local Sales and Use Taxes, contains more information about local taxes and is available at www.revenue.state.mn.us or directly at http://www.revenue.state.mn.us/businesses/sut/factsheets/FS164.pdf.

 

For specific tax information and assistance contact the Minnesota Department of Revenue at:

     Phone: (651) 296-6181 or toll free 1-800-657-3777

     Fax: (651) 556-3102

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     Write: Minnesota Revenue
               Sales and Use Tax Division
               Mail Station 6330
               St. Paul, MN 55146-6330

     Or visit the Minnesota Department of Revenue website at www.revenue.state.mn.us.

 

Read more: Lyon County 0.5 Percent Transit Sales and Use Tax

Patrol Division

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office currently has twelve full-time licensed Deputy Sheriff’s and one part-time licensed Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Patrol Division. The patrol deputies provide law enforcement and other sheriff’s services to the citizens of Lyon County. The patrol deputies are responsible for the service of all civil process, court security, prisoner, juvenile transports, act as the county coroner medical examiners, and provide support services for other LE, Fire and EMS Services as needed. The patrol deputies conduct these services while answering and responding to calls for service and emergency situations throughout Lyon County. All patrol deputies can be reached at (507) 537-7666 or at their corresponding e-mail address.  
       
 
 
Deputy Sheriff Hat
  Deputy Sheriff Badge

 

 

Deputy Sheriff

Badge #

E-mail Address 

 

Adam Connor

 105

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Brandon Coens

 106

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Robert Lund

 107

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Adam DeSutter

 108

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Scott Wilson

 109

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Matthew Hoekstra

 112

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Matthew Boettger

 113

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Valerie Peichel

 114

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Kyle Mooney

 116

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 Derek Daniels

 117

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 Tyler Sandgren

 118

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 Joel Walerius

  119 

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 Part Time Deputy Sheriff

   
 

 Open Position

 

 

 

 Open Position

 

 

 

 

Public Notice Five Year Construction Plan

Public comment will be received on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room of the Lyon County Government Center, Marshall, Minnesota.  A draft copy of the Plan is available at www.lyonco.org.  If you can not attend but wish to make comment, please forward your comments in writing to the Lyon County Highway Engineer, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN  56258 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Services

Please contact us for information or for assistance with applying for benefits for Veterans and family members:

 

 

VA Health Care

VA Educational Benefits

VA Compensation and Pension

VA Home Loans

VA Life Insurance

Veteran's Housing and Homelessness Support

CHAMPVA Health Benefits for Dependents & Survivors

Death Benefits, Burial and Memorial Benefits

Survivor's Pension and Compensation Benefits 

Military Retirement Benefits and Tricare Health Insurance for Military and Dependents

Dental, Optical and Special Needs Grants 

Military Records Requests (including DD 214 or equivalent)

                                                    Individual and Group Mental Health Counseling

 

 

 

Veteran Services Van

 Need a ride to your VA appointments?

The Lyon County Veterans Van is now traveling to the following locations:

Sioux Falls VA Hospital

(Every Tuesday and Wednesday)

Saint Cloud VA Hospital

(1st and 3rd Mondays)

 Arrange your ride in advance by calling:

(507) 537-6729

 

Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grants

Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans

Educational Assistance

Gulf War Veteran Information

Minnesota Property Tax Exclusion

Minnesota Military Retired Pay Subtraction

VA Choice Program overview

Non-VA Emergency Care

Veterans Justice Program

Tips on Giving to Charity and Avoiding Scams

VA Dental Insurance Program

Caregiver Support

Tax Credit For Military Service in a Combat Zone

Camp Lejeune Family Member Program

Other VA Benefits Factsheets

 

For more information or assistance with navigating VA benefits and services, contact:  

          Lyon County Veteran Services          

 (507) 537-6729
 

 

Human Resources

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, Minnesota and Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, long-term disability, HIPAA 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. In addition, Human Resources  supports all Lyon County divisions and departments in the areas of:

 

  • Staff training
  • Employee Relations
  • Leads County wellness initiatives
  • Labor Relations
  • Employee Health & Safety 
  • Risk Management/Workers Comp
  • Employee Recognition Awards
  • Grievance and Disciplinary Action

 

 

Attachments:
Download this file (Live Well at Lyon - Well-being Brand.pdf)Lyon County Wellbeing Brand313 kB

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

 
County Court Administrator: Karen Bierman
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Phone: (507) 537-6734
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: Leland Bush
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

 

 

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

Lyon County Highway Department is responsible for road and bridge maintenance, plowing and grading of county roads, and other road and bridge maintenance functions.

PLAN AND PROPOSAL DOWNLOADS

Plans and Proposals will now be available free of charge by downloading Plan and Proposal pdf files from this website. Proposals downloaded from this website will not have the Schedule of Prices sheets or Back Sheet included. If desired, Bidder may obtain a printed copy of Plans and Proposal for the amount listed in the Notice by contacting Nancy Boogaard at the Lyon County Highway Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 507-532-8205. IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are a Bidder who chooses to download bidding documents from this website, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to complete the information in the attached pdf file and send it to the Lyon County Highway Department. After this information is received by Lyon County, the Schedule of Prices sheets and Back Sheet will be emailed to you for bidding purposes. You will also receive any Addendums that may be issued on the Project. When submitting a sealed bid, the complete Proposal, along with the Schedule of Prices sheets and Back Sheet, must be submitted. You may contact the Lyon County Highway Department at 507-532-8205 with any questions.

 

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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