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Property Tax 101

Property tax is collected on any property owned by a person or a business for the purpose of funding roads, public safety, and other operations performed by local Government.  Anoka County, MN has created a video that explains the basics of Property Tax in Minnesota.   This video explains how property taxes are collected, what impacts your property tax, and why property tax can fluctuate from year to year. 

 

Notice to Contractors - CP15:HS - Highway Striping. Bidding on Sept 11, 2015

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

 

Quotes will be received until 10:30 a.m. on September 11, 2015, 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 15:HS

Highway Striping - Latex

Approximate quantities

6” Solid Line White – Paint                          638140.8 L.F.

4” Solid Line Yellow – Paint                        256052.54 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 1, 2015 thru September 11, 2015

Notice to Suppliers - 2017 Bituminous Materials. Bidding on March 28, 2017

NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS
Sealed Proposals will be received until 10:00 A.M. on March 28, 2017 by E.J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer, Lyon County Government Center, Marshall, Minnesota on behalf of the Board of Commissioners for the following:
2017 SEASONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR BITUMINOUS MATERIALS
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 2017 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:     February 27, 2017

Notice to Contractors - SAP 42-606-011, SAP 42-608-031, etc. Bidding on March 15, 2017

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed Proposals will be received until 10:00 a.m. on March 15, 2017 at the Lyon County Government Center in Marshall, MN by E.J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer on behalf of the Board of Commissioners for the following Project.  Bid opening will take place in the County Administrative Conference Room, 607 West Main, Marshall, MN
SAP 042-606-011, SAP 042-608-031, SAP 042-609-034, SAP 042-610-041, SAP 042-610-043, SAP 402-611-033, SAP 042-624-017, CP 17:01 and FOB Mix
Bituminous Overlay and Aggregate Shouldering
Comprising Approximately:
Shoulder Base Agg. Class 5 Mod          41,105.0 Tons
Milling                      14,095.0 S.Y.
Bituminous Mixture                  70,145.0 Tons
Solid Line Paint                327,626.0 L.F. Specifications may be examined at the office of the Public Works Director, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN.  Plans and 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 for a charge of $85.00, includes shipping and tax.  All Proposals must be on forms furnished by the Public Works Director.  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 sealed bid for SAP 042-606-011, SAP 042-608-031, etc.  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 Bid.  The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Aaron VanMoer, P.E.
County Engineer
Lyon County, MN
Please post:  February 17, 2017 thru March 15, 2017

Notice to Contractors - CP 15-74 Camden Regional Trail. Bidding on Sept 9th 2015

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

 

Sealed Proposals will be received until 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of September, 2015 by E.J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer, on behalf of the Board of Commissioners at 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258, for Camden Recreational Trail – Phase 2, Lyon County, Minnesota, at which time the bids shall be publicly opened and read aloud.

 

The approximate quantities of work on which proposals will be received is as follows:

 

            5,200             Cu. Yd.                        Common Excavation

            2,800             Cu. Yd.                        Common Borrow

            6,000             Ton                  Aggregate Base, Class 5

            2,700 Ton                  Type SP 12.5 Wearing Course Mixture (2,B)

                 660 Lin. Ft.             CP Pipe Culvert (18” - 42”)

                 140 Lin. Ft.             CS Pipe Culvert (18” - 24”)

                 56 Lin. Ft.             RC Pipe Culvert (30” - 36”)

  1. 0   Acre Turf Establishment

                                                                              

Mobilization, Traffic Control and other miscellaneous items and related work.

 

All proposals shall be made on forms furnished by the Engineer, shall be clearly marked as a sealed bid for CP 15:74, and shall be accompanied by bid security in the form of a certified check or bid bond, made payable to Lyon County, Minnesota, in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid, which security becomes the property of the County in the event the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract and post satisfactory bond. All work shall by substantially complete on or before November 15, 2015, with final completion, and ready for final payment on or before June 1, 2016.

 

The proposed contract is subject to minimum wage rates set forth by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and incorporated into the Specifications.

 

The County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technicalities and irregularities and to increase, decrease or delete items of work to comply with budget limitations.

 

The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Plans and Specifications may be examined at the office of the Engineer, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN. Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $15.00 by inputting Quest project # 4056511 on the website's Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of the proposal forms and specifications for individual use may be obtained from the office of the Engineer, DGR Engineering, 2909 East 57th Street, Suite 101, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108 telephone 605-339-4157, Fax 605-339-4175, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., upon payment of $100.00, none of which is refundable.

 

                                                                                    LYON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

 

                                                                                    By   /s/                                       

                                                                                                Aaron VanMoer, P.E.

                                                                                                Lyon County Engineer

Attachments:
Download this file (CP_15_74_Notice_To_Contractors.pdf)Notice to Contractors CP 15-7410 kB

Closed: Notice to Contractors – CP 11:74 Camden Recreational Trail. Bidding on February 25, 2015

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

 

Sealed Proposals will be received until 10:00 A.M. on the 25th day of February, 2015 by E.J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer, on behalf of the Board of Commissioners at 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258, for Camden Recreational Trail – Phase I, Lyon County, Minnesota, at which time the bids shall be publicly opened and read aloud.

 

The approximate quantities of work on which proposals will be received is as follows:

 

            12,900             Cu. Yd.                        Common Excavation

            12,500             Cu. Yd.                        Common Borrow

            12,800             Ton                  Aggregate Base, Class 5

            4,400 Ton                  Type SP 12.5 Wearing Course Mixture (3,B)

                 416 Lin. Ft.             CP Pipe Culvert (various sizes)

                 104             Lin. Ft.             RCP Pipe Culvert (various sizes)

            5,350 Sq. Ft.              Block Retaining Wall

  1. 5 Acre                 Turf Establishment

                                                                              

And other miscellaneous items and related work.

 

All proposals shall be made on forms furnished by the Engineer, shall be clearly marked as a sealed bid for CP 11:74, and shall be accompanied by bid security in the form of a certified check or bid bond, made payable to Lyon County, Minnesota, in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid, which security becomes the property of the County in the event the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract and post satisfactory bond. All work shall by substantially complete on or before June 30, 2015, with final completion on or before August 1, 2015.

 

The proposed contract is subject to minimum wage rates set forth by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and incorporated into the Specifications.

 

The County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technicalities and irregularities and to increase, decrease or delete items of work to comply with budget limitations.

 

The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Plans and Specifications may be examined at the office of the Engineer, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN. Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $15.00 by inputting Quest project # 3679429 on the website's Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of the proposal forms and specifications for individual use may be obtained from the office of the Engineer, DGR Engineering, 2909 East 57th Street, Suite 101, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108 telephone 605-339-4157, Fax 605-339-4175, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., upon payment of $100.00, none of which is refundable.

 

                                                                                    LYON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

 

                                                                                    By   /s/                                       

                                                                                                Aaron VanMoer, P.E.

                                                                                                Lyon County Engineer

Septic Systems

Lyon County Planning & Zoning administers Minnesota Rules Chapters 7080-7083 through their local Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) ordinance; issuing permits for systems designed with flows up to 10,000 gallons per day. 

In Lyon County, inspections are required for all new septic system construction and replacement. Lyon County ordinances also state that septic systems must be in compliance with Minnesota Rules Chapter 7080-7083 at the time of a property transfer. Existing systems must also be inspected when there is a bedroom addition on a building permit, or when any building permit or variance is requested for systems located in a shoreland area.

Lyon County currently offers low-interest loans for qualifying residents seeking to upgrade an existing system. Loan dollars are offered through local watershed districts, and are applied to property taxes as a special assessment. The length of the loan can be up to 10 years at a rate of interest of 4%.

Lyon County Attorney

County Attorney: Rick Maes
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Phone: (507) 537-6755
Fax: (507) 537-6495
Address: Lyon County Attorney
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
 
  • Prosecution of crimes - both adult and juvenile
  • Represent Lyon County Board of Commissioners in county matters
  • Child support enforcement for Region VIII North Welfare Department
  • Judicial Commitments
  • Represent Region VIII North Welfare Department in child and adult protection matters

Notice to Contractors - SP 42-070-010. Bidding on July 5th 2017

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed Proposals will be received until 2:15 p.m. on July 5, 2017 by E.J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer, of Lyon County at the County Government Center at 607 West Main, Marshall, MN  56258, on behalf of the Board of Commissioners for the construction of the projects listed below.  Proposals will be opened and read publicly in Conference Room # 3 of the Lyon County Government Center in Marshall, Minnesota, immediately after the hour set for receiving bids. Minimum wage rates to be paid by the Contractors have been predetermined and are subject to the Work Hours Act of 1962, P.L. 87-581 and implementing regulations. READ CAREFULLY THE WAGE SCALES AND DIVISION A OF THE SPECIAL PROVISIONS AS THEY AFFECT THIS/THESE PROJECT/PROJECTS The Minnesota Department of Transportation hereby notifies all bidders: in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Act), as amended and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Subtitle A Part 21, Non-discrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation, it will affirmatively assure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded maximum opportunity to participate and/or to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin in consideration for an award; in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 230 Subpart A-Equal Employment Opportunity on Federal and Federal-Aid Construction Contracts (including supportive services), it will affirmatively assure increased participation of minority groups and disadvantaged persons and women in all phases of the highway construction industry, and that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be provided to all persons without regard to their race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin; in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.08 Unfair Discriminatory Practices, it will affirmatively assure that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be offered to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age; in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.36 Certificates of Compliance for Public Contracts, and 363A.37 Rules for Certificates of Compliance, it will assure that appropriate parties to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement possess valid Certificates of Compliance. If you are not a current holder of a compliance certificate issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and intend to bid on any job in this advertisement you must contact the Department of Human Rights immediately for assistance in obtaining a certificate. The following notice from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights applies to all contractors: “It is hereby agreed between the parties that Minnesota Statute, section 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 are incorporated into any contract between these parties based on this specification or any modification of it.  A copy of Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 is available upon request from the contracting agency.” “It is hereby agreed between the parties that this agency will require affirmative action requirements be met by contractors in relation to Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules 5000.3600.  Failure by a contractor to implement an affirmative action plan or make a good faith effort shall result in revocation of its certificate or revocation of the contract (Minnesota Statute 363A.36, Subd. 2 and 3).” A minimum goal of 0.0% Good Faith Effort to be subcontracted to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. SP 042-070-010
Durable Pavement Marking  in Lyon County, MN
Comprising Approximately:
Pavement Marking Removal        490,580.0 Lin Ft
6” Solid Line Epoxy            834,800.0 Lin Ft
4” Solid Line Epoxy            313,290.0 Lin Ft Specifications may be examined at the office of the Public Works Director, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN.  Plans and 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 for a charge of $60.00 (includes shipping and tax).  All Proposals must be on forms furnished by the Public Works Director.  Sealed Bids should be mailed to E.J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer, 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258 and must be clearly marked as a sealed bid for SP 042-070-010.  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 Bid.  The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

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

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829-8070
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532-3861
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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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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

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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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