Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste

Planning & Zoning Information
County Map      
2014 Highway Weight Restrictions Map      
Permits & Applications
Moving Permit      
Application for Access (Driveway/Entrance)      
Utility Permit - Cover Letter      
Utility Permit - Right-of-Way Ordinance      
Utility Permit - Restoration Plates      
Utility Permit - Right-of-Way Fees and Charges      
Utility Permit - Permit Forms      
Spraying Refusal Form


Sealed proposals for construction of projects as listed below will be received at Mower County Public Works (formerly Highway Department), 1105 8th Avenue N.E., Austin, MN 55912, until 1:00 o’clock P.M., on October 9th, 2014 at which time they will be opened publicly and read.


S.A.P. 050-601-031; BRIDGE NO 50594, located 1.3 miles East of JCT CSAH 7 on CSAH 1 over North branch Root River, 4.9 miles East of Sargeant, MN, Section 24 of Sargeant Township. The approximate major quantities of work are: 3,437 (P) sq. ft. Bridge Slab Concrete (3Y33A), 56,660 (P) pound Reinforcement Bars (Epoxy Coated), 420 lin. ft. Steel H-Piling Driven 10”, 560 lin. ft. Steel H-Piling Driven 12”, 100 lin. ft. Traffic Barrier Design Special, 200 lin. ft. Traffic Barrier Design B8338, 4 ea. End Treatment – Tangent Terminal, 1,674 cu. yd. Common Excavation, 2,400 sq. yd. Bituminous Pavement Reclamation (full depth), 400 ton Type SP 12.5 Wearing Course Mixture (3C), 400 ton Type SP 12.5 Non Wearing Course Mixture (3B).

Proposal forms, plans and specifications are available at Mower County Public Works Department at 1105 8th Avenue N.E., Austin, MN 55912.

(Plan & Proposal - $25.00 Each Project – Non Refundable Incl. tax)

Plans and Proposals will also be available as a PDF form via email – no charge – Please contact our office at 507-437-7718.

As a proposal guaranty, each proposal must be accompanied by a bidder’s bond or certified check in the amount of at least 5% of the total amount of the proposal, made payable to the Treasurer of Mower County, Minnesota.

The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive defects therein and to award to other than the lowest bidder if it is in the best interest of the County.

County of Mower, Minnesota

County Coordinator

Publish on Mower County Web site starting: 9/12/2014 Publish in Austin Daily Herald: 9/12, 9/19, and 9/26/2014

Planning & Zoning Information

Mower County Zoning Maps - By Township
Adams Austin Bennington Clayton Frankford    
Dexter Grand Meadow Lansing LeRoy Lodi    
Lyle Marshall Nevada Pleasant Valley Racine    
Red Rock Sergeant Uldolpho Waltham Windom    


Planning Permits          
Conditional User Permit Application   $500.00 + $46.00 Filing Fee      
Variance Application   $500.00 + $46.00 Filing Fee      
Re-Zoning Application   $500.00 + $46.00 Filing Fee      
Change of Non-Conforming Use   $500.00 + $46.00 Filing Fee      
Platting   $500.00      
Zoning Permit   $30.00      
Environmental Health Permits          
Permit to Construct Sewage Treatment System   $500.00      
Yearly Fee (299 or fewer animal units)   $42.00      
Yearly Fee (300 or more animal units)   $130.00      
New Feedlot Fees:          
          10-99 animal units    $26.00      
          100-299 animal units     $105.00      
          300-499 animal units     $210.00      
          500-699 animal units     $525.00      
          700-999 animal units     $735.00      
          1000-3000 animal units     $1050.00      

Planning Commission & Board of Adjustment - Meeting Minutes Archive

Proposed Mower County ISTS/SSTS Ordinance Changes  
Zoning Ordinance updated 08-30-2011  
Flood Plain and Ordinance Amendments - updated 8-27-2013  
Wind Power Development Addition to Zoning Ordinance  
           Microwave Isle Plat Map  
           Microwave Isle Topo Map  
Subdivision of Land 13-1  
ISTS Ordinance  
Water Management  
Ten-Year Mower County Water Plan  
          Board Resolution Approving Water Plan  
          Mower County Local Water Management Plan: 2006 - 2015  
Woodstove Use Brochure  
2011 DNR Shoreland Activity Report  
2011 Annual Feedlot Performance Credit Report  
2011 Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) Allocation  
2011 Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) Funding Report  
2011 Wetland Conservation Act Report  
2012 Natural Resources Block Brant (NRBG) Allocation  
2012 Annual Feedlot Performance Credit Report  
2012 SSTS Accelerated Implementation Grant Report  
2013 BWSR Grant - Shoreland Report  
2013 BWSR Grant - Feedlot Report  
2013 BWSR Grant - SSTS Report  
2013 Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) - Feedlot  
2013 Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) - Shoreland  
2013 Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) - WCA  
2013 Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) - LWM  
2013 Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) - SSTS  
Clean Water, Land and Legacy Stories  

2002 Mower County Comprehensive Plan

The compete plan has been broken into sections for ease of downloading
    Cover Page
1.   Intro Pages
2.   Introduction
3.   Background
4.   Assumptions & Projections
5.   Planning Goals
6.   Land Use Element
7.   Transportation Element
8.   Economic & Housing Element
9.   Environmental Protection Element
10.   Waste Management Element
11.   Public Services Element
12.   Implementation Plan

Pleasant Valley 161 kV Transmission Line and 34.5/161 kV Substation Project


Environmental Assessment

Public Works
1105 8th Aveneu NE, Austin, MN  55912
(507) 437-7718   fax: (507) 437-7609


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