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A permanent prescription disposal box is available as a service to the public in the lobby of the Martin County Law Enforcement Center, 201 Lake Avenue, Fairmont, MN.


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Fall lakeside view from Courthouse.

Student Government Day 2019

Fishing on one of the many beautiful lakes in Martin County!

Budd Lake Sunset

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News Alerts!

Public Access Restrictions for Martin County Offices

Beginning Monday, November 23, 2020 public access to Martin County offices and all other county facilities/offices will be restricted until further notice.  Courts will remain open for scheduled hearings.

Members of the public are encouraged to conduct business with county staff by telephone, email, or special appointment. The public is requested to follow health and safety guidelines and keep a safe distance from employees and other visitors. Wearing face masks is required while visiting county buildings.

A listing of main office telephone numbers can be found at http://www.co.martin.mn.us/index.php/contact

Martin County Recorder's Office.

The Recorder’s office is now accepting passport applications BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.   Please call our office at 507-238-3213 to schedule a time to apply.    Due to CoVid19 regulations, we are trying to limit the number of people in the office at one time. 

Please be advised that the Passport Offices are still closed.  The processing of your application could take several months if not longer.  They are recommending that you wait to apply until all passport offices are fully staffed and operational.  You will be without your citizenship documentation for several months.   Go to www.travel.state.gov for updated passport and travel information.

Current County News

The Martin County Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment will be conducting a public hearing on November 24, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment November 24, 2020   The Martin County Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment will be conducting a public hearing on November 24, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.  The hearing will be held in the Martin County Commissioners Room, located on...

Acting VA Deputy Secretary Pam Powers thanked Vietnam Veterans “to whom we all owe the greatest debt of gratitude” at the Martin County Veterans M…

Acting VA deputy secretary thanks Vietnam Veterans during ceremony   The ceremony, hosted by Martin County and the memorial committee, dedicated AH-1-66-F-15327, or Cobra 327, which served in Vietnam and Laos from 1968-1971. Powers spoke of the helicopter’s missions in Southeast Asia...

Martin County Parks will be opening for both electric/water hookup camping and primitive camping starting on June 17th, 2020.

Martin County Parks will be opening for both electric/water hookup camping and primitive camping starting on June 17th, 2020. Signs will be placed in the parks on cleaning and social distancing measures that should be followed while using the parks. Bathrooms and...

County Assessor Inspections during the COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Property Assessment Inspection Policy.pdfCounty Assessor Michael Sheplee, SAMA The purpose of this communication is to explain how Martin County Assessment staff will conduct property inspections during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Assessor’s Office is committed to the health, safety, and welfare of...

Martin County Property Tax Relief for COVID-19-Related Hardships

Approved by Martin County Board of Commissioners May 7, 2020 Reduction of the penalty for payments made after May 15, 2020.  o  1% (from May 16th to June 30th); o  2% (from July 1st to July 31st ); o  back to the existing penalty/interest...

2020 Building Permit Advertisement

Residents of Martin County are reminded a BUILDING PERMIT is required PRIOR to constructing, moving-in a structure, or adding-on to an existing building.Printable PDF file...Click Here

2020 Manure Application Advertisement

PLANNING TO APPLY MANURE? Setbacks for Manure Application The following setbacks shall be maintained during the application of manurePrintable PDF file...Click Here


*IMPORTANT PROPERTY TAX HOMESTEAD NOTICE* This will affect your 2020 property taxes and eligibility for Property Tax Refund.  Have you purchased or moved into a property in the past year? Contact your county assessor to file a homestead application...


The Martin County Highway Department will soon begin spot spraying for noxious weeds in county road ditches. The weed spray the County uses is non-toxic to livestock.  It is recommended to wait 14 days after spraying to allow the chemicals...


PLANTING, PLOWING & DRIVEWAYS IN COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY Please be advised that planting and plowing within the highway right-of-way as well as depositing field rocks is in violation of Minnesota Statute 160.27, as is removing, injuring or displacing right-of-way markers. Also...