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's Office 

Attn: Ditches
400 Court Ave, PO Box 171
Gaylord, MN 55334
Phone:  (507) 237-4070
Fax: (507) 237-4073
Email:  Ditches@co.sibley.mn.us

The County Auditor oversees the maintenance of the 550 miles of public judicial and county drainage systems and 150 miles of county tile in Sibley County.  Our ditch inspectors inspect and maintain 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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  • JD 5 SN Repair Report #18-147
    document date 10-01-2018
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    document date 10-01-2018
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    document date 08-17-2018
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    document date 10-01-2018
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    document date 09-20-2018