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Dodge County Seat
Mantorville, Minnesota 55955  
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Locations

Environmental Services

The Environmental Services Department provides services for the protection of public health and the environment. These services include waste disposal, recycling, composting, hazardous waste treatment, and water testing. The Environmental Department, together with the Zoning Office, enforces regulations including septic systems, storm water management, shoreland use, wetland conservation, and solid waste disposal.

The Zoning Office is responsible for regulating land use through administration and enforcement of the Dodge County Zoning Ordinance, Dodge County Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Ordinance, and the Dodge County Comprehensive Land Use Plan.  The office is also responsible for the County Feedlot Program which is implemented under a delegation agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Zoning duties include, but are not limited to, receiving and reviewing land use applications, including Zoning Permits, Conditional Use Permits, Interim Use Permits, Variance requests, Amendment requests and Appeals.  Staff also receive and review septic permits, perform soil verifications and inpsections of new sewage treatment systems.  In addition, zoning staff provide regulatory information and education on special areas such as floodplains, shorelands and wetlands.   The office also investigates land use complaints and violations and pursues compliance with zoning regulations, septic regulations and permit conditions.     

The Environmental and Zoning Offices have combined to provide customers a one stop location for services related to land use and the environment. 

NEWS UPDATES:

PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposal to Increase Waste-to-Energy Service Fee effective May 1, 2017.
See attached Public Notice and Fact Sheet

2016-2017 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE for Dodge County Transfer Station/Recycling Center

Dodge County now Quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer

To learn more, read the following: EAB News Release

Like us on Facebook and stay up to date with the Dodge County Environmental Services Department. 

Have you tested your home for Radon? Free radon kits are available at Dodge County Environmental Services- 2nd floor of the Government Services Building. 

Waste-to-Energy Service Fee Increase effective April 1, 2014.
Click here for more information.

legacy logo rgbClick on the links below for more information on the
Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment.
Septic
Feedlots

To view Dodge County stories click below:
Septics - 2010- 2011- 2012 - 2013
Feedlots
Water Quality


2012 NRBG Reports - Feedlot  LWM  SSTS  Shoreland  WCA
2013 NRBG Reports - Feedlot  LWM  SSTS  Shoreland  WCA
2014 NRBG Reports - Feedlot  LWM  SSTS  Shorelend  WCA 
2015 NRBG Reports - Feedlot  LWM  SSTS   SSTS Incentive  Shoreland  WCA

"2013 Dodge County Water Programs and Trends" Powerpoint presentation.


GRANT FUNDING may be available for failing septic systems. See Septic Systems page for details and application.  

 STAFF  

Mark Gamm
Environmental Services Director

 mark.gamm@co.dodge.mn.us

Melissa DeVetter
Zoning Administrator
 melissa.devetter@co.dodge.mn.us
Dean Schrandt
Water Program Manager
 dean.schrandt@co.dodge.mn.us
Ken Paulson
Solid Waste Facility Manager

 ken.paulson@co.dodge.mn.us

Rita Cole
Assistant Waste Management Administrator
 rita.cole@co.dodge.mn.us
Mary Greening
Assistant Zoning Administrator
Administrative Assistant
 mary.greening@co.dodge.mn.us