Public Drainage

Due to redetermination of ditch benefits, Sibley County will be seeding 16.5 foot buffers on County Ditches 23, 29, 42, 43, 50 and 54 as well as Joint Ditch 18 SM.

All benefitted landowners on these systems were sent a notice of this seeding back in April.  Our contractors have had difficulty seeding due to the late spring and now wet summer!  They will get out there soon to cut down the weeds and seed those buffers!

Sibley County Auditor-Treasurer Office 

Attn: Ditches
400 Court Ave
PO Box 51

Gaylord, MN 55334
Phone:  (507) 237-4070
Fax: (507) 237-4358

The County Auditor-Treasurer oversees the maintenance of the 550 miles of public judicial and county drainage systems and 150 miles of county tile in Sibley County.  Our Ag & Ditch Department inspects and maintains these ditches with ditch repairs, cleanouts, spraying and cutting trees.

Since 1977, every new and improved public judicial and county ditch should have one rod of grass strip (16 1/2 feet) on each side of a ditch.

Drainage Repair Request Form
Sibley County Buffer Ordinance

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Notices of Meetings & Public Hearings3 documents

  • CD 50 - Notice of Public Hearing
    document date 07-30-2019
  • JD20SN - Notice of Continuation Meeting
    document date 07-25-2019
  • JD18SM - Notice of Public Meeting
    document date 07-25-2019

JD18 Documents10 documents

  • Agenda - 09/10/19 - Repair
    document date 09-12-2019
  • Tillable Value Comparison
    document date 09-12-2019
  • HEI-Technical Memorandum - JD18 Delta Study
    document date 09-06-2019
  • JD18 Culvert Update
    document date 09-06-2019
  • Notice of Meeting - Sept 10, 2019
    document date 08-20-2019
  • Meeting Presentation
    document date 08-15-2019
  • Two-Tier Ditch System
    document date 08-05-2019
  • Lateral Repairs
    document date 08-05-2019
  • 256th Lane Culvert Analysis
    document date 08-05-2019
  • Meeting Agenda
    document date 08-05-2019