Environmental Services is a division of Public Works that includes Zoning (Ordinance and Land Use Permits), Septic Systems, Feedlots, Solid Waste Regulation and Recycling, as well as Water Planning and Floodplain Management in Mower County.
If you live in the City of Austin, please contact theAustin Fire Department for a Burning Permit. For other incorporated areas, contact your local officials.
Payments can be made online or in person. We continue to accept payments at the office, by mail, or over the phone at the Public Works Building (1105 8th Ave NE, Austin) from 7a - 4p Monday - Friday. You may call 507-437-7718 to arrange for payment. Please note that a 2.5% service charge ($1.50 minimum) applies to all credit/debit transactions either online or by phone, and a flat fee of $1.50 for e-checks (transactions up to $10,000).
Access the Environmental Services Map to view features of your property, see approximate parcel boundaries, or sketch your site drawing.