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NOTICE - Updated 3/26/2020

Due to the continued health concerns raised by the COVID-19 virus the Lyon County Government Center, Public Works and the landfill will be closed to the public effective 03/30/2020 – 4/10/2020. 
Auditor/Treasurer - 507-537-6724
Driver’s License - 507-537-6727
Recorder, Birth, Death, Marriage - 507-537-6722
Assessor - 507-537-6731
Court Administration - 507-537-6734
Probation - 507-537-6746
Veteran’s Services - 507-537-6729
Human Resources, Administration - 507-537-6961
Passports - 507-532-1339
Environmental (including Household Hazardous Waste and mattress recycling)   - 507-532-8210
Landfill - 507-865-4615
Lyon County Soil & Water Conservation District - 507-532-8207 Ext. 3
Highway - 507-532-8205
Residents may also contact county staff by email. Email addresses are listed on the county website at www.lyonco.org/departments. We apologize for any inconvenience that that this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding.  These precautions are necessary to ensure the safety of our employees and to slow the spread of the virus.  For more information about COVID-19 and how to prevent the spread of the virus, please visit www.cdc.gov or www.health.state.mn.us.
Further updates will be posted to our website https://www.lyonco.org and Facebook page as they become available.

LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FOR LYON COUNTY TO END JUNE 30, 2020

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MARSHALL (March 17 ,2020) — Lyon County Commissioners approved a resolution today to end the 0.5% local option sales tax as of June 30, 2020.  

Lyon County implemented the 0.5% local option sales tax in 2015 to complete projects on specific county roads that needed resurfacing, as identified in the 2015 capital improvement plan.

Collections of the 0.5% sales tax began on October 1, 2015 to fund projects estimated to cost $9.5 million.  Forty-five miles of surfacing were completed at a cost $8.5 million, reducing the anticipated collection period and total amount needed to be collected.

A requirement to terminate the local option sales tax includes providing the Minnesota Department of Revenue written notice before the end of the quarter preceding termination. Collections through the end of June will reimburse the County for surfacing project costs.

“Setting a June 30th termination date of the half percent local option sales tax is an important milestone for Lyon County and Commissioners are excited the projects were completed approximately $1 million less than originally estimated and that sales tax collections will end sooner than anticipated in 2015,” said Gary Crowley, Chair of the Lyon County Board of Commissioners.  

press release -- Lyon County sales tax