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 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.

About the Jail

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The current Lyon County Jail was constructed and began full operations in 2010. The Jail operates 24 hours Jail_0550a day and 7 days a week. The designed maximum capacity for the facility is 87 beds. The Lyon County Jail operates in indirect podular style. This design promotes our operating philosophy, which is built on individual accountability and responsibility, where staff and inmates are encouraged to interact in a positive and constructive manner through the use of good interpersonal communication.

The Lyon County Jail provides for the safe, secure, and humane detention of offenders in Lyon County.

To fulfill this responsibility the Lyon County Adult Detention Facility shall follow the standards established by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minnesota State Statutes, and the United States Constitution.

We are committed to the embracing the following ideals:
  • All persons are held accountable for their behavior.
  • Our staff is our greatest resource and we will provide training to accomplish a safe, secure and humane environment.
  • The preservation of basic human rights and dignity of the public, staff, and inmates.
  • An atmosphere that encourages positive behavior and the integration of responsible individuals who are returning to our community.

 The Lyon County Jail is an integral part of the criminal justice system. We strive to cooperate with other agencies, promote mutual respect, and welcome community involvement. We are a credit to our profession and a source of pride to Lyon County.