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Dodge County Courthouse
22 6th Street East
Minnesota 55955
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 Planning and Zoning Office, enforce 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 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.  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 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. 


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.

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

2012 NRBG Reports - Feedlot  LWM  SSTS  Shoreland  WCA
2013 NRBG Reports - Feedlot  LWM  SSTS  Shoreland  WCA

NEW! Feedlot Flyer Newsletter - December 2013 Edition -  Click here to view.

New! Updated "2013 Dodge County Water Programs and Trends" Powerpoint presentation.

Free Radon Test Kits available for Dodge County Residents. (While supplies last)  

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


Mark Gamm
Environmental Services Director

Melissa DeVetter
Zoning Administrator
Sandra Schaefer
Septic System Coordinator
Dept. Accountant
Dean Schrandt
Water Program Manager

Terry Selthun
Solid Waste Facility Manager
Ryan Thesing
Feedlot Officer
Rita Cole
Waste Management Specialist
Administrative Assistant
Mary Greening
Assistant Zoning Administrator
Administrative Assistant