Auditor / Treasurer

Auditor/Treasurer: E. J. Moberg
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Phone: (507) 537-6724
Fax: (507) 537-6091

Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258

located on the second floor of the Lyon County Government Center

Department Functions



















The Auditor/Treasurer’s office interacts with Commissioners, the Administrator, other county departments, residents, vendors, elected officials, state and federal agencies, cities, school districts, townships and special districts. The Auditor/Treasurer is the county's chief financial officer, property tax administrator, as well as the chief election official at the county level. The Auditor/Treasurer is also a member, by statute, of the County Board of Equalization and the county canvassing board.


Accounting & Financial Reporting The Auditor/Treasurer's office issues payments for county department obligations, including consolidated payroll and related liabilities, collects all county revenues, prepares monthly reports and the annual financial statement.

Cash Management The office invests all surplus county funds, maintains and monitors the county's investment portfolio and all county bank accounts, and reconciles monthly statements from banks and brokers.

Property Taxes, Values & Rates The office handles property tax administration which includes calculation of property taxes, collection and monitoring of current and delinquent real estate tax records, escrow management, settlement of tax receipts to taxing entities, forfeited land proceedings and special assessments including ditches.

Voter Registration & Elections Duties of the chief election officer include candidate filing, voter registration, ballot preparation, roster generation, training of election judges and clerks, maintenance of the State Voter Registration System, election reporting to the secretary of state and review for the Canvassing Board.

County Drainage Ditches The Auditor/Treasurer is a liaison between the benefited property owners on official county drainage ditches and the County Board.

County Licensing The office is a multi-licensing office that offers the following licenses:

  • Liquor
  • Tobacco
  • Auctioneer
  • Transient merchant

Driver’s License Driver’s license, permits and identification cards are processed in the Auditor/Treasurer's office at the Lyon County Government Center. Vision test and photos are taken in our office.

NOTE: - For vehicle registration, tabs, automobile licensing, etc you must go to the Auto Licensing Bureau at 302 W Redwood St (507) 532-4643.


Notice of Expiration of Redemption


You are hereby notified that the parcels of real property described below and located in Lyon County, Minnesota, are subject to forfeiture to the state of Minnesota because of the nonpayment of delinquent property taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest, and costs levied on those parcels.

The time for redemption from forfeiture expires if a redemption is not made by the later of (1) 60 days after service of this notice on all persons having an interest in the parcels or (2) May 8, 2017. The redemption must be made in the Auditor/Treasurer’s office.




Read more: Notice of Expiration of Redemption

Campaign Finance Reporting

Minnesota statute §211A.02, subd. 6 requires local governments with websites to upload political campaign reports for local government candidates based on jurisdiction population and dollar amounts spent.   The reports are required to be available on the website for at least four years.

Listed below are the candidate campaign finance reports for Lyon County elected officials/candidates related to 2016 and 2014 elections.  

Applicable city, school district, or town clerks with 400 or more registered voters as of January 1 of the election year and with websites are responsible for candidate filings within those entities.


County Commissioner District 1

Charles Sanow


County Commissioner District 4

Gary Crowley

Joel Dahl


County Commissioner District 5

Rick Anderson


District Court Judge District 5

Michelle Dietrich 


Soil & Water Conservation Supervisor District 1

Gary Laleman


Soil & Water Conservation Supervisor District 3

Mark Meulebroeck


Soil & Water Conservation Supervisor District 5

Steve Prairie

Read more: Campaign Finance Reporting

Driver's License

What do I need to bring?

New License: Refer to this page New to Minnesota

New ID: Refer to this page New ID

Renewal: Current License or ID

*Beginning July 2015 CDL driver's are required to bring proof of citizenship (birth certificate or passport) for renewals


Driver’s Licenses


Class A, regular


Class A, under age 21


Class B, regular or under age 21


Class C, regular or under age 21


**School Bus Processing Fee - original and renewal applications


Class D, regular or under age 21


Provisional Driver’s License


Class D Provisional License upgrade to under age 21 driver’s license-no violations on record ($3.50 credit)


Duplicate Driver’s License - all classes



Identification Cards


Under Age 65


Age 65 and Older


Physical Disability, Developmental Disability or Qualified Mental Illness





Class D Instruction Permit (valid for 2 years)


*Class A, B or C Instruction Permit

no fee

*Endorsement Examination Fees


*Motorcycle Instruction Permit/Endorsement Fee


*Motorcycle Endorsement Renewal (2-wheel only)




Written Exam - Given in Marshall Every Monday and Tuesday from 8:00am - 11:15am & 12:30pm - 3:45pm

Driving Exams - By Appointment Only

 Located at 601 N. Highway 59

Telephone 537-7024  


Drivers License Manual

Schedule Road Test

Download this file (Exam Schedule 9-15.pdf)Exam Schedules201 kB

Tax Forfeited Land Auction 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the parcels of land described in the List of Tax-Forfeited Land #2017-1, that is contained herein, shall be sold to the highest bidder at public sale.  The sale will be governed by the provisions of Minn. Stat. § 282.01 and by the resolution of the Lyon County Board of Commissioners authorizing said sale.  All property is sold “as is” and may not conform to local building and zoning ordinances.  Lyon County makes no warranty that the land is “buildable.” 

The minimum bid acceptable will not be lower than the basic sale price.  Other charges to be collected at the sale include a 3% surcharge for state assurance account, recording fee of $46, state deed fee of $25, and the state deed tax.  The balances of special assessments subject to reassessment shown in the List of Tax-Forfeited Land #2017-1 are amounts that were levied before and canceled at forfeiture. These are not included in the basic sale price but may be reassessed by the municipality.  The approved County resolution included the following:

  1. All parcels of tax-forfeited land listed on the List of Tax Forfeited Land be classified as non-conservation land;
  2. The basic sale price of each parcel on the List of Tax Forfeited Land #2017-1 be approved and authorization for a public sale of this land be granted, pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 282.01;
  3. The sale will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, January 5, 2018 by the Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer in the Commissioner Room at 607 West Main St. in Marshall, for not less than the basic sale price; and that all sales shall be full payment with cash, check, or money order at the time of the sale.



Parcel Identification Number


Basic Sale Price

City of Balaton

161 Lake Ave. N.


Corner of Lyon St. & Lake Ave.

$1,000.00  [Image]

City of Florence

250 Roosevelt St.


White house before the alley.

$800.00  [Image]

City of Garvin

No Address (Bare Lot)


4th St. side, between Quincy & Adams St.


No Address (Bare Lot)


3rd St. side, between Quincy & Adams St.


City of Tracy

668 3rd St.


Between Craig Ave. & Hollett St.

see terms & restrictions in the List of Tax-Forfeited Land for Public Sale 2017

$500.00  [Image]

165 1st St. E.


Between State & Union St.

$2,000.00  [Image]

148 Union St.


Between Center & East 1st St.

$3,000.00  [Image]

161 Morgan St. E.

(no house)


Corner of East Morgan & East 1st St.

$500.00  [Image]

200 Union St.


Corner of Union & East 1st St.

$1,000.00  [Image]

 Map link locations are for reference only. For exact property boundaries, a survey must be obtained.

For additional information, click on the attachments below.

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Hours and Locations

Lyon County Government Center

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Public Works Building

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Law Enforcement Center

8:00-4:00 M-F   Map

Lyon County Zoning/SWCD

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Lyon County Landfill

6:00-4:00 M-F   Map


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Auditor / Treasurer

E. J. Moberg
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
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Election Information

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Property Tax Information

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