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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 Emergency Management

Lyon County Emergency Manager: Tammy VanOverbeke

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  • Phone: (507) 929-6615
  • Address: 611 West Main Street Marshall, MN 56258
What is Emergency Management?
The process and activities of preventing, mitigation the effects of, protecting against, responding to, and recovering from all threats and hazards. MN State Statute:12.03 (Definition).
  • Mitigation: Identify hazards and activities to prevent/lessen the impact of a disaster on lives and property.
  • Preparedness: Assist individuals and communities take steps to be ready for a disaster.
  • Response: Support and coordinate local agency emergency response activities.
  • Recovery: Work to restore public services and return the community to normal.
Generalized Emergency Manager Responsibilities:
  1. Coordinating the county government response to the disaster.
  2. Coordinating with any local government(s) affected by and/or responding to the disaster.
  3. Coordinating with any state and/or federal agencies responding to the disaster.
  4. Coordinating with any businesses/industries directly affected by and/or responding to the disaster.
  5. Coordinating, registering, and channeling the service of volunteers.
  6. Generating appropriate public information.

 

Read more: Lyon County Emergency Management

General Information

Lyon County is located in Southwest Minnesota approximately 60 miles North of the Iowa border and 60 miles East of the South Dakota border. It’s home to primarily agricultural land and to a variety of industries. The Sheriff’s deputies patrol approximately 721 square miles, and contract police services to the cities of Cottonwood, Balaton, Lynd, Russell, and Ghent. Lyon County Sheriff Deputies are affiliated with the Brown, Lyon, and Redwood Drug Task Force as ERU and Liaison members. Onsite, with the LEC, the Lyon County Sheriff also houses the Correctional Detention Facility, Emergency Management, and is responsible for courthouse safety and security.
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Interesting Fact: Lyon County was established by two legislative acts on March 6, 1868, and March 2, 1869. It’s named after General Nathaniel Lyon, who was killed in the Civil War.

 

Administration

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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Notice to Contractors - SAP 42-598-43. Bidding on April 20, 2015

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

 

Sealed Proposals will be received until 2:15 p.m. on April 20, 2015 in Commissioner Room #3 of 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:

SAP 042-598-043

Bridge Replacement

Comprising Approximately:

Structural Concrete (3Y43)                               77.0 C.Y.

Bridge Slab Concrete (3Y33)                         2591.0 S.F.

Reinforcement Bars (Epoxy Coated)           35950.0 Lb.

Quarry Run Riprap                                            45.0 Ton

 

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 should be clearly marked as a sealed bid for SAP 042-598-043. 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: March 25, 2015 through April 20, 2015

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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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. 

 

Original Public Land Survey Plats

Original Public Land Survey Plats

These original public land survey plats were created during the first government land survey of the state. They serve as fundamental legal records for real estate, as an essential resource for surveyors, and as an analytical tool for the state’s physical geography prior to European settlement. The original public land survey plats are the official legal land records for Minnesota and all property titles and descriptions stem from them.

Lyon County
"lo" resolution about 600kb | "hi" resolution about 6mb

Eidsvold
T113 R43
lo | hi
Westerheim
T113 R42
lo | hi
Vallers
T113 R41
lo | hi
Lucas
T113 R40
lo | hi
Nordland
T112 R43
lo | hi
Grandview
T112 R42
lo | hi
Fairview
T112 R41
lo | hi
Stanley
T112 R40
lo | hi
Island Lake
T111 R43
lo | hi
Lynd
T111 R42
lo | hi
Lake Marshall
T111 R41
lo | hi
Clifton
T111 R40
lo | hi
Coon Creek
T110 R43
lo | hi
Lyons
T110 R42
lo | hi
Sodus
T110 R41
lo | hi
Amiret
T110 R40
lo | hi
Shelburne
T109 R43
lo | hi
Rock Lake
T109 R42
lo | hi
Custer
T109 R41
lo | hi
Monroe
T109 R40
lo | hi

Example
Survey
To learn more, click here: http://www.gis.state.mn.us/GLO/Index.htm

Closed: Notice to Suppliers - One Tandem Diesel Truck Chasis Only Bidding On January 13, 2015

NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS

 

Sealed bids will be received until 10:30 A.M. on January 13, 2015 by E.J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer in Commissioner Room #3, Lyon County Government Center, Marshall, Minnesota on behalf of the Board of Commissioners for the following:

ONE TANDEM DIESEL TRUCK - CHASSIS ONLY

Specifications may be examined at the office of the Public Works Director at the Fairgrounds in Marshall, MN. Proposals may be ordered by calling the Lyon County Public Works office at 507-532-8205. There is no charge for the Proposal. For viewing purposes, the Proposal will be posted on the Lyon County website, www.lyonco.org. All Proposals must be on forms furnished by the Public Works Director. 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 Bids should be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope, including type of equipment and time of bid opening. All bids should be addressed as follows: Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer, 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

 

 

Please publish: December 24, 2014

                                    December 31, 2014

                                   

Please post to County website: December 17, 2014

 

Affidavit of Publication is requested

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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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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