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


Mower County’s vision is as follows:

Vibrant communities where all people thrive


Mower County’s mission is as follows:

Provide quality services for the people of Mower County

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

Mower County’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement is as follows:

Mower County is dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of all people and to building an inclusive culture where difference is valued. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination. We believe we will reach our full potential as a society when we live up to the ideal that we are all created equal. Mower County will support and foster a culture that encourages and celebrates diverse voices by upholding the values of diversity, equity and inclusion as well as strive to create a workplace that reflects our communities. 

2023 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 now through December 31, 2025 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. 

Housing Tax Abatement Policy

View the Housing Tax Abatement Policy (PDF).

View the Housing Tax Abatement Application Form (PDF).

View the Participating Taxing Authorities

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 and also summarized in the PACE Flyer and PACE Brochure.

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.