The Environmental Services Department provides services for the protection of public health and the environment. These services include waste disposal, recycling, composting, hazardous waste treatment, and water testing. The Environmental Department, together with the Zoning Office, enforces regulations including septic systems, storm water management, shoreland use, wetland conservation, and solid waste disposal.
The Zoning Office is responsible for regulating land use through administration and enforcement of the Dodge County Zoning Ordinance, Dodge County Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Ordinance, and the Dodge County Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The office is also responsible for the County Feedlot Program which is implemented under a delegation agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Zoning duties include, but are not limited to, receiving and reviewing land use applications, including Zoning Permits, Conditional Use Permits, Interim Use Permits, Variance requests, Amendment requests and Appeals. Staff also receive and review septic permits, perform soil verifications and inpsections of new sewage treatment systems. In addition, zoning staff provide regulatory information and education on special areas such as floodplains, shorelands and wetlands. The office also investigates land use complaints and violations and pursues compliance with zoning regulations, septic regulations and permit conditions.
The Environmental and Zoning Offices have combined to provide customers a one stop location for services related to land use and the environment.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposal to Increase Waste-to-Energy Service Fee effective May 1, 2017.
See attached Public Notice and Fact Sheet.
2016-2017 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE for Dodge County Transfer Station/Recycling Center
Dodge County now Quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer
To learn more, read the following: EAB News Release
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Have you tested your home for Radon? Free radon kits are available at Dodge County Environmental Services- 2nd floor of the Government Services Building.
Waste-to-Energy Service Fee Increase effective April 1, 2014.
Click here for more information.
2012 NRBG Reports - Feedlot LWM SSTS Shoreland WCA
2013 NRBG Reports - Feedlot LWM SSTS Shoreland WCA
2014 NRBG Reports - Feedlot LWM SSTS Shorelend WCA
2015 NRBG Reports - Feedlot LWM SSTS SSTS Incentive Shoreland WCA
"2013 Dodge County Water Programs and Trends" Powerpoint presentation.
GRANT FUNDING may be available for failing septic systems. See Septic Systems page for details and application.
Water Program Manager
Solid Waste Facility Manager
Assistant Waste Management Administrator
Assistant Zoning Administrator