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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 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.

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Lyon County is located in Southwest Minnesota approximately 60 miles north of the Iowa border and lyoncountymnmapapproximately 25 miles from the South Dakota border. It’s home to primarily agricultural land and to a variety of industries. Sheriff 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, Renville, and Redwood counties Drug Task Force as well as Emergency Response Unit (ERU) 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.

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.

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