Environmental Services

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.

January 1, 2021 (Friday) is a Holiday; Mower County offices are closed


Mower County Burning Permits effective January 1, 2021 are now issued from Environmental Services through an Online Permit Application.  Please note: at this time payments can be made in-person at the Public Works Building (1105 8th Ave NE, Austin) from 7a - 4p (M-F), sent by mail to the same address, or paid with credit card over the phone (service charge will apply).  Please call 507-437-7718 to arrange payment. An integrated payment system is in development, however, with the high demand for online services we were unable to have this available for 2021 release.  

Do you have a question, or need some information?  email us at: zoning@co.mower.mn.us

Access the Environmental Services Map to view features of your property, see approximate parcel boundaries, or sketch your site drawing.  Many other maps and apps are available at the main GIS HUB page!

Environmental Services is the home for Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment/Appeals.  

2021 Calendar:2021 Public Hearing Calendar