Notice: The Brown County Landfill is closed today, 5-24-2024 due to weather conditions.

DrainageDB Online Portal

Welcome to the drainage portal that was purchased for use in Brown County with grant funding from BWSR.  Through this portal you can access a description of each drainage system, the status of repairs and historic documents.

This software is a comprehensive web-based drainage management portal this is used by many Minnesota counties and watershed districts to track ditch system proceedings.  Through Drainagedb, Brown County is able to offer 24/7 online access to historical and present documents for public view.  These documents may include original plan maps, orders by the Drainage Authority, petitions for repairs and improvements, inspection reports, meeting and hearing notices, and redetermination documents.

It is our goal to have all ditch files available on this site, however, at this time we are focusing on uploading current documents. If you would like to request information on a specific ditch file, please email

DrainageDB Website
Username: "Public Access"
Password: "public1!"

Contact Brown County Ditch Authority

Petitions for Repair/Improvement/Abandonment & Assessment Billings/Benefits

Auditor-Treasurer's Office - 507-233-6613

Drainage Repairs  - Ditch Inspector

Brown County Highway Department - 507-233-5702

Contact Auditor-Treasurer Office


Brown County Courthouse
14 S State Street
PO Box 115
New Ulm, MN 56073-0115

Located on the 2nd floor, Rm 206
Hours: 8 am – 4:30pm Weekdays

Telephone: (507) 233-6613
Fax: (507) 359-1430

Email County Auditor-Treasurer


Telephone: (507) 233-6614

Email Brown County Elections


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Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
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Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073