ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Josh Johnston
Environmental Services Administrator
208 E Colvin Ave, Suite 5
Warren MN 56762

Phone: 218-745-5841

The Mission of the Environmental Services Office is to promote the protection of Marshall County’s surface water, ground water and related land uses through the implementation of environmental programs and appropriate administration of the County’s zoning ordinances. Direction for the County’s policy is obtained from the Marshall County Local Water Management Plan, the Marshall County Comprehensive Land-Use Plan and the Marshall County Water Resource Advisory Committee.

PRELIMINARY FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS

The preliminary flood maps are available for your review and comment on Marshall County and Incorporated Areas.

To Find Your Map Number, click here The flood map is an overlay on the townships. Locate the map number in the red square over your township.

Once you have found your map number, click here
You are going to look for your map number preceeded by 27089C. To zoom in on the maps, press the + button on the tool bar. Maps do not print to 8 1/2" x 11".

Some former flood hazard zone designations have been changed as follows:

Old Zone(s) New Zone
A1-A30       AE
B                 X
C                 X

These preliminary maps are referenced to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988. To compare these elevations with official current maps that are referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, subtract 1.232 feet from the printed elevations on the preliminary maps.
To view the Flood Insurance Study, click here

MARSHALL COUNTY PLANS & REPORTS


Amendments to LWMP 2012-2015

      1. Goals, Objectives, Actions for Amended Plan
      2. Implementation Schedule for Amended Plan
      3. List of Acronyms
      4. 2010 List of Impaired Waters for Marshall County
      5. 2010 Map of Impaired Waters for Marshall County
      6. Summary of Accomplishments 2006-2010


NRBG REPORTS

FY2016 NRBG Grant was received November 2015. We will not spend these grant dollars until our calendar year starts January 2016, therefore these funds are not reported for year 2015. Block amounts received were LWM: $14,993, WCA: $20,308, Shoreland: $2,668, SSTS: $18,600, and SSTS Upgrade Grant: $28,778.

CLEAN WATER FUND REPORTS

ZONING


PROGRAMS


WETLANDS
Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 218-745-5010


PERMIT APPLICATIONS

Permit Fee Schedule for Landowners in Marshall Co.

  • For Land Use (construction/land alteration) Permits in shoreland and floodplain areas.
  • For SSTS Permits county wide to install, repair or replace all sewage treatment systems.
  • Landowners are responsible for submitting permit applications and fees to the Water and Land Office prior to work.

Fees Approved by County Board and effective March 2, 2010.

Buildings
FP/SL

Septic
System
Countywide

Land Alteration
FP/SL

Conditional
Use

Variance


Platted
Subdivisions SL

Appeals of
Administrative
Decision



 

 

Public Hearing
County Board

Public Hearing
Board of
Adjustment

Public Hearing
County Board


Public Hearing
Board of
Adjustment

$50

$50

$50

$250

$300

$200

$300

After-the-Fact Permit is 3 times regular permit fee.

 

MARSHALL COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCES

PERMIT REQUIREMENTS IN THE COUNTY

Septic systems in all areas of the county require permits. A permit is required prior to installation and must be obtained from the Water and Land Office. All sewage systems in the County must have soil verifications. All septic systems shall be designed, installed, inspected, altered and repaired by a MN licensed ISTS professional except as provided under MN Rules 7083. Minimum lot size for a property with a septic system is one (1) acre with room for two drain fields.

Building, land use and septic systems permits are required in the Floodplain and Shoreland Zoning Districts of Marshall County. Minimum lot size for a property is one acre.

Permits in floodplain and shoreland areas are required for:

  • The construction of buildings, additions, decks and remodeling.
  • The installation, repair and or alteration of sewage treatment systems (privies and holding tanks require permits also).
  • The placement of roads, driveways and parking areas.
  • Construction and modification of feedlots.
  • Specific grading, filling and other land alteration activities.
  • Other.

 

Set Backs from Water
Ordinary High Water Level  (OHWL)

  Structure Sewage 
Systems
Lot
Width
Natural Environment Lakes
(Thief, Mud, Kuriko, Elm, Horseshoe)
150’ 150’  200’
Recreational Lake (Florian Reservoir) 100’  75’ 150’
Forested River (part of Middle River) 150’ 100’  200’
Agricultural River (Red River of North, Tamarac, Snake, Middle, Thief) 100’ 75’ 150’
Tributary (part of Tamarac, Middle) 100’ 75’ 150’

 

Applications for permits must be submitted with time allowed for the technical work of soil verifications, determination of ordinary high water lines for setbacks, floodplain elevations and for application reviews.