Environmental Services

Mission statement

To proactively address the needs of the community by providing solution-oriented services and standards that facilitate development and growth of the local economy; reduce and manage waste; and protect and enhance the quality of life and environment for current and future generations.

Residents and property owners with inquiries are strongly encouraged to either email, call or make an appointment. This allows county staff to provide the most efficient customer service by having the appropriate staff person available. It is helpful to include the parcel ID or address along with your inquiry.

Online permitting system

All permitting is conducted with an Online Permitting system. For more information or assistance, call 507-332-6113 or email [email protected]

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Comprehensive Plan

Rice County, in late 2021, completed its updated Comprehensive Plan. Visit the Comprehensive Plan page for more information.

Noxious weed notice