Administration

Duties

The county administrator is the administrative head of the county and is responsible for the overall management of county operations and for carrying out all decisions, policies, ordinances and resolutions of the Board of Commissioners. Other responsibilities include:

  • Directing and facilitates special studies, as needed, to improve services
  • Overseeing the annual budget
  • Reporting directly to the board and acts as a liaison between the board and its departments
  • Serving on a wide variety of county-related boards and committees to enhance the organization in general and to serve the best interests of the county in accordance with its vision and mission

Vision

Mower County’s vision is as follows:

Vibrant communities where all people thrive

Mission

Mower County’s mission is as follows:

Provide quality services for the people of Mower County

2020 Fee Schedule

Notaries are $1 per signature and copies are $0.25 per page.

Economic Development / Financial Resources

Housing Tax Abatement

Any person who constructs a new single family home, duplex, or multi-family complex and who files application material and seeks formal approval from appropriate local jurisdiction between August 1, 2016 and December 31, 2022 may be eligible to receive 100% tax abatement of the County’s share of increased real estate taxes as a result of building newly constructed housing or a home, for a period of five years provided all of the following criteria are met.

View the Housing Tax Abatement Application Form (PDF).

Tax Abatement Policy

View the Tax Abatement Policy (PDF).

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

PACE provides low interest loan funds available to business owners to improve energy efficiency. More Information can be found on the Rural Minnesota Energy Board website.

Austin / Mower County Homeownership Fund Lending

The Austin/Mower County Homeownership Fund (A/MCHF) was created in 1997 to provide a flexible source of secondary funds to families and individuals interested in purchasing a home. For more information regarding Loan criteria please view the Loan Criteria (PDF)  or ask your local lender.