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Host Your Event at the Fairgrounds

Lyon County is proud to support community events through rental of Fairgrounds Buildings, and the Portable Stage! Several annually events are held at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in addition to the Lyon County Fair. Relay for Life, wedding receptions, Rolle Bolle events, and 4-H events occur throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Rental agreements and rates are included as attachments at the bottom of this article. Please note that some events may also require a certificate of liability insurance.

We are happy to host your event. Please contact the Environmental Department for fairgrounds buildings rental and events information.

Rental Rates are listed in the "Fee Schedule" attachment below.

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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.

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 - 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 - SAP 42-611-030 and SAP 42-611-032 Bidding on September 4, 2014

Sealed Proposals will be received until 4:00 p.m. on September 4, 2014 in the Council Chambers of Tracy City Hall located at 336 Morgan Street, Tracy, MN 56175 by Michael Votca, Tracy City Administrator on behalf of the Lyon County Board of Commissioners and the City of Tracy for the following:

SAP 42-611-030 and SAP 42-611-032

Comprising Approximately:

Remove Bituminous Pavement                                   149,070 SF

Mill Surface                                                                13,000 SY

PVC Sanitary Sewer (8”-18”)                                     3,280 LF

RCP Storm Sewer (12”-30”)                                      4,020 LF

PVC Watermain (6” & 8”)                                          3,580 LF

Concrete Walk                                                            25,250 SF

Concrete Curb & Gutter                                             4,675 LF

Type SP 12.5 Bituminous                                           6,000 TON

Specifications may be examined at the office of the Highway Engineer, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN or the office of the City Administrator, 336 Morgan Street, Tracy, MN. Plans and Specifications may be downloaded from www.questcdn.com. All parties interested in obtaining construction documents online will need to log on to www.questcdn.com to download the documents. Sign up for a free membership, if you do not already have one, to gain access to the documents. The QuestCDN number is 3483386. The downloading fee for the documents in a pdf format will be $20.00. The downloading fee is non-refundable.

Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the Issuing Office, ISG, at 115 East Hickory Street, Suite 300, Mankato, MN 56001 (Phone 507.387.6651) for a non-refundable fee of $200.00 each. For documents that must be mailed, the fee is $250.00. When requesting mailed documents, please include your address, phone number, and fax number. Make checks payable to ISG.

Sealed Bids should be mailed or hand-delivered to Michael Votca, City Administrator, 336 Morgan Street, Tracy, MN 56175, and should be clearly marked as a sealed bid for SAP 42-611-030 and SAP 42-611-032. Each Proposal must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond, payable to the City of Tracy, for at least 5% of the amount of the Bid. The City & County reserve the right to reject any or all bids.

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

Veteran Services

Contact Us:

Lyon County Government Center

607 West Main Street

Marshall, MN 56258

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (507) 537-6729

Fax: (507) 537-7371 

 

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Are you experiencing an emotional or mental health issue? 

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), Option 1 to speak with a 24/7 crisis counselor, or text 838255.  Secure chat is also available at the Veterans Crisis Line website. You may also call the VA Vet Center at 651-644-4022 during normal business hours to speak with a professional veteran's counselor and to arrange an individual counseling session in-person or in a group setting with other veterans. 

 

Am I a Veteran?  Watch this brief video for an explanation of the term "veteran" under state and federal law.

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

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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