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Information

WARNING FLOOD NOTICE: The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a Flood Warning for the Cottonwood River at New Ulm from Sunday morning until further notice. For more information, go to the National Weather Service Watch Website.


NOTICE: The Brown County Parks will NOT be opening on April 15, 2018 due to the delayed spring thaw. The parks will open as conditions allow. (Press Release)


Petition to Outlet Into CD 63, 5-15-2018 (PDF)

Spring Weight Restrictions in Effect, March 6th at 12:01am (PDF)

New Property Owners In Brown County Checklist (PDF)

2018 Highway 4/Country Road 29 Intersection Improvements (PDF)

Prescription Take Back Program (PDF)

County Board Meeting

Documents are updated the Thursday before a meeting.

County Commissioner Information

Welcome to Brown County!courthousefront sm

Brown County is located in the south central part of Minnesota, approximately 100 miles southwest of the Twin Cities.  Brown County has a population of 25,893 with New Ulm as the largest city and county seat.  The county is mostly agricultural, but also has many industrial and commercial businesses.

Brown County was officially organized by the U.S. Territorial Legislature on February 18, 1856 and is named after territorial councilor Joseph Renshaw Brown.  The earliest pioneers included Germans, Norwegians, English, Irish, Luxembourgers, and Danes.  Brown County is very proud of its historic roots and you will find history celebrated wherever you go.

Brown County has much to offer for recreation, community events, and business opportunities.  Enjoy camping in Flandrau State Park and Lake Hanska County Park, canoeing down the Minnesota and Cottonwood Rivers, visit historic Schell’s Brewery in New Ulm, attend some of the many community festivals including the Syttende Mai celebration (Norwegian Constitution Day) in Hanska, or check out some local history at the Brown County Historical Society Museum in New Ulm or the Depot Museum in Sleepy Eye.  Whether you are here to work or play, Brown County is the place to be!

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Office Hours: 8am to 4:30pm (most offices)

Main Office Phone: 507-233-6600

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073

Individual office Hours may vary.

 

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