COVID-19 Information

If you have any concerns or questions concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Please call the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Hotline at: (651) 201-3920

COVID-19 Preventions for Brown County Buildings

To eliminate the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus we encourage individuals  to do the following:

  • Paperwork. Paperwork should be dropped off in the appropriate dropboxes located at:
        -Law Enforcement Center
        -Community Services Building
       Paperwork is building specific.
  • Call Ahead.  Brown County staff may be able to help you over the phone, or find an alternative way to help you


The Brown County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet via conference call on April 14th 2020 at 9:00 AM. Members of the public who are interested in joining the meeting should contact the planning and zoning office at 507-233-6640 or by sending an email to

Spring Load Restrictions Begin Friday March 06, 2020 at 12:01am Press Release - Map (PDF)

Public Review & Feedback for Brown County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF)

2020 Election Dates - Presidential Primary Nomination Information

As of January 2, 2020 the License Bureau hours are changing. Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2020-2021 Minnesota Family Investment Program for Public Review - Comment by Email (PDF)

Documents needed for REAL ID Application Process (Link)

New Property Owner Checklist (PDF)

Prescription Take Back Program (PDF)

MNBID - Bid on County Surplus Equipment

County Board Meeting

Documents are updated the Thursday before a meeting.

County Commissioner Information

Agriculture Best Management Practices Loan Program (AgBMP)

The Agriculture Best Management Practices Loan Program (AgBMP) is a water quality program that provides low-interest loans to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply businesses. The purpose is to encourage agricultural Best Management Practices that prevent or reduce runoff from feedlots, farm fields and other pollution problems identified by the county in local water plans.

Common Project Areas:

  • Conservation Tillage
  • Erosion and Water Retention
  • Feedlot Improvements
  • Manure Management
  • Septic Systems
  • Well Sealing
  • Various other projects to improve water quality

What are the details, and how do I get started?

The AgBMP Loan Program is able to fund any activity or practice that helps to improve water quality, or that helps maintain high water quality.  Loans may only be used to solve existing water quality problems, not for new construction or refinancing.

  • Maximum interest rate 3%
  • Maximum loan term length is 10 years
  • Frequency of payments are determined by lender
  • Maximum loan amount of $200,000

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the Planning and Zoning Office (507-233-6641) for additional information and to apply. 

Additional information and resources:



Data Practices:

Salary Compliance Notice:

Performance Measure Report:


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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