NOTICE - Updated 4/9/2020

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 until further notice.  
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 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 or
Further updates will be posted to our website and Facebook page as they become available.

Driver's License and Identification Cards

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Governor Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-20 effective Friday, March 27, at 11:59 PM through Friday, April 10.

As part of the order, all driver’s license agents and deputy registrar offices must close and cannot process any applications or conduct any business during that period.

The Minnesota House and Senate passed a bill on March 26 to provide coronavirus relief funding.  The bill also extends the expiration date for all valid Minnesota drivers’ licenses set to expire during Minnesota’s peacetime public health emergency until at least 60 days after the period is ended by Gov. Walz.

The Lyon County driver's license office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but you need to arrive by 4:15 p.m.

Cash, check or credit card (2.5% convenience fee) are accepted.  

For questions or inquiries call (507) 537-6724.

Pre-applications are now available online! Fill out the application ahead of time and save some time at the office. 

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NOTICE: Every air traveler 18 years of age or older will need a REAL ID, enhanced driver’s license or ID, passport or passport card or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States or enter federal facilities beginning Oct. 1, 2020. A standard Minnesota driver’s license will not be accepted for federal use as of that date, but it will still be a valid form of identification and valid for lawful driving privileges. Click here for the full MN DVS news release.

 Not sure which card is best for you? Try our chart or the DVS Help me Choose online tool.

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