Business and Government

City Administration

The Organization

The City of Marshall was incorporated in 1901 and the city charter was adopted in 1969. Marshall has a Home Rule Charter government structure operated by a Mayor and six Council members and an appointed City Administrator. Fifteen active citizen boards and commissions assist the Council. The City oversees the Marshall Municipal Utilities, the Marshall/Lyon County Library, and the Marshall Public Housing Commission.

Assessing Property

Important Property Tax Law Change

Important Property Tax Law Change
Beginning with property taxes payable 2012, new legislation was enacted eliminating the homestead credit and replacing it with a new benefit, the homestead market value exclusion. The attached "Important Property Tax Law Change" bulletin can provide additional information on how this new benefit differs from the previous homestead credit.

It is important to note, however, that the generalized information on page 2 of the bulletin regarding taxpayer impact can vary greatly between jurisdictions. While this bulletin indicates that the elimination of the homestead credit and replacement with the exclusion is going to mean higher property taxes for most property owners, that statement is NOT true for the homestead property owners in the City of Marshall. Most homestead property taxes in the CIty of Marshall, in fact, estimated to go down for 2012. This can be attributed to the city's large non-homestead tax base, TIF property coming on to the tax rolls, and new construction growth.


Auditor/Treasurer: E. J. Moberg
Phone: (507) 537-6724
Fax: (507) 537-6091
Address: Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
    Auditor Services
  • Financial - Payroll
  • Current Tax Calculation
  • Settlements to School Districts, Cities and Special Districts
  • Voter Registration and Voter Tally
  • Transfer of Deeds
  • Special Assessments - Ditch and Cities
  • Transent Merchant License - application
  • Tobacco License
  • Driver's Licenses
    - Written and Driving Exams are given at the office located at 601 N. Highway 59 Telephone 537-7024 for hours and additional information.
    - For vehicle registration, tabs, automobile licensing, etc you must go to the Auto Licensing Bureau at 302 W Redwood St (507) 532-4643.

  • Treasurer Services
  • Current and Delinquent Real Estate Records
  • Print and mail tax statements
  • Property tax collections and payment entry
  • Compute and prove tax settlements
  • Escrow records
  • Distribute taxes to taxing entities
  • Investment Officer for county investments
  • Mortgage Registry Collections
  • Deed Tax computations and collections
  • Financial Records - banking and reconciliation of accounts
  • 1990 and 2000 Lyon County Census information
  • Maintain records of Auctioneer Certificates

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