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Mar 27, 2020

Renville County Offices Closed to the Public Beginning March 30, 2020

March 27, 2020
Renville County Offices Closed to the Public Beginning March 30, 2020

OLIVIA, MN - Beginning at 8:00 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2020, all Renville County offices will be closed to the public.  The intent of this measure is to implement prevention and protection measures in response to the expanding COVID-19 pandemic, and to comply with the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order. 

Employees will continue to be available to help the public via email, phone and virtual visit; however, the License Office will not be able to provide any services or process any documents, due to the state disabling access for the duration of the “Stay at Home” order.

A listing of department contacts can be found on the county’s website: https://www.renvillecountymn.com/departments/index.php   

If you have documents or payments to drop off for a county office, please place them in the drop box located in the main lobby of the Government Services Center.   Keep in mind, the License Office will not be able to complete any transactions until April 13 or later, based on direction from the Governor.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our community safe.

Bob Fox, Renville County Board Chair
Lisa Herges, Renville County Administrator

*If unsure who to call, please contact Administration.
Thank you very much for your cooperation!
Mar 27, 2020

Renville County COVID-19 Newsletter

Renville County COVID-19 Newsletter 03.27.2020

Printable version of the Renville County COVID-19 Newsletter available here:
COVID-19 Week One
Mar 27, 2020

New GIS Application - Recorded Documents Lookup

Introducing the latest GIS application for Renville County residences, the ‘Recorded Documents Lookup.’  This application allows the public to view a list of the recorded documents, such as deeds, under any tax parcel.  The project, a collaboration between Renville County, TriMin and Pro-West & Associates, allows users to search by parcel number or property address as well as manual navigation by zooming in and panning across the map.  

To view the actual documents a subscription is required to Renville County's Landshark map.  Info on the subscription can be found here.   This application is designed for the express purpose of recorded document viewing.  Because Renville County has many ways to view our county tax parcels, should you want to view parcels with county aerial imagery, please use the ‘Tax Parcel Viewer’ or our ‘Mobile Mapping’ applications.

Locations to find this application on the county website include:

County Maps - https://www.renvillecountymn.com/about_us/county_maps/index.php

GIS Hub Site - https://hub-renvilleco.hub.arcgis.com/

County Recorder - https://www.renvillecountymn.com/departments/recorder/index.php

Mar 26, 2020

Stay Home.  Stop the Spread.  Save Lives.  #StayHomeMN

On March 25, 2020, Governor Tim Walz announced a "Stay Home Order" starting Friday, March 27 at 11:59 pm through April 10, 2020 (two weeks). A stay at home order directs Minnesotans to limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs. By limiting social interactions, we decrease the chance of transmission of COVID-19 and help our health care sector prepare for increased demands. Learn more here: https://mn.gov/governor/covid-19/



Mar 19, 2020

What's Safe to Flush?

What’s Safe to Flush?
A message from Environmental Services: As toilet paper and disinfectant wipes fly off the shelves due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to note what should be going into subsurface sewage treatment systems (also known as your septic system). Do not flush anything other than human waste and toilet paper down the toilet.

Septic systems are not designed to handle paper towels, flushable wipes, facial tissues, personal hygiene products, and disposable diapers, which add to the buildup of solids in the tank and can cause blockages in pipes. These items will shorten the life of your system and have the potential to cause sewage to backup into your residence. Dispose of these products properly in the garbage, and keep your septic system working efficiently!
Mar 17, 2020

Renville County License Bureau Offering Tab Renewal by Mail

Dear Residents,

As an added service during this time, the License office offers the ability to renew your tabs by mail. If you choose to do this, please check the following items:

1. Return address is correct.

2. Fill in your insurance information on the bottom portion of the renewal slip. (Company, policy number, full expiration date).

3. Make check or money order paid to the order of: Renville County License Bureau.

4. Please list current phone number in memo line of check or money order.

5. Mail to:

Renville County License Bureau
500 E DePue Ave - Suite 201
Olivia, MN 56277 

If you have not received your renewal notice in the mail, follow the same steps as above, but make sure to add the vehicle’s information - year, full VIN number, and plate number in a letter to our office.

If you have questions, please feel free to call the office at (320) 523-3612.

Thank you,
Renville County License Bureau

Mar 17, 2020

Postponing 2020 Truck Weight Education Training

As a precautionary measure to mitigate the risk of exposure of the COVID-19 Coronavirus to the community, the University of Minnesota has made the decision to suspend in-person instruction and events from March 16 until April 1. (For the latest information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please see the Safe Campus website.) 

We have decided to postpone the Truck Weight Course until a later date.  This is the right decision to make despite the frustrations and helplessness that all of us are feeling right now. 

It is our intention to reschedule this event, although no additional details are available at this time.  Our staff will follow up with all registered participants as soon as more information is available.  Registrations will remain in place for the rescheduled event. 

Thank you for your patience. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact us at ccapsconf2@umn.edu.  Thanks for choosing to expand your skills and capabilities with us.  We appreciate the trust you have put in us. Be healthy, safe, and well.

With warmest regards,
Center for Transportation Studies and the College of Continuing and Professional Studies 

Mar 16, 2020

Postponed:  Ditch System Redetermination of Benefits Meeting and Public Hearing

The Renville County landowner meeting for Redetermination of Benefits of Renville County ditch systems 52, 55, 98A & B, 109, 114, and Judicial Ditch 14/23 scheduled for this Thursday, March 19th at 9:00 a.m. and the April 1st Public Hearing for these systems, have been postponed until a later date and time due to the concerns brought on by the COVID-19 virus.

Mar 10, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Renville County, click to see this info sheet.

The BEST thing that you can do is what you are likely already doing:
Stay home if you are sick
                 •  Cover your cough
                 •  Wash your hands frequently

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 
or Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html

Mar 04, 2020

Renville County Seasonal Load Restrictions

Renville County seasonal load restrictions will go into effect at 12:01am on Friday, March 6, 2020 and will apply to all roads in Renville County.

Per MN State Statute 169.87, unless posted otherwise by the local road authority the weight on any single axle shall not exceed five tons on any unpaved street and ten tons on any paved street. The posted weight will always govern the legal weight of the roadway. The local road postings may change as conditions change to protect the roadway from additional damage. There will be no overweight permits issued during this time.

A printable map of Renville County seasonal load restrictions can be found here: https://bit.ly/38mGtkB

For any questions regarding Renville County roads, please call the Public Works Department at (320) 523-3759.
Mar 04, 2020

Coping with Farm and Rural Stress in Minnesota

Farming can be a stressful occupation. Financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, production challenges, marital difficulties, and social pressures can be real sources of stress for farmers and farm family members. If you need help, you can learn more about people and organizations who are ready to assist by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2IhbVpK
Jan 30, 2020

UPDATED  - Renville County Electronics and Appliance Collections

Jan 01, 2020

Updated Landfill Hours - 2020

EFFECTIVE MARCH 24, 2020 - Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Renville County Demolition Landfill and Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed until further notice.

Hours Effective 1/1/2020
December 1 - March 31: 
Mondays 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
April 1 - November 30:
Mondays and Thursdays 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
First Saturday of each month 8:00 AM - Noon
Excluding holidays
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Feb 06, 2019

CCT Volunteer Drivers Needed for Residents of Renville County

Flexible hours customized to your schedule
Mileage reimbursement
Local, short and long distance travel
Making a difference for individuals in your community!
Contact Central Community Transit - Olivia 320-523-3589 or tcollins@cctbus.org
Jul 26, 2018

Renville County now offers direct debit of your property tax payments!

Renville County now offers direct debit of your property tax payments!

 This convenient, hassle free payment allows your property tax payment to be automatically deducted from a checking or savings account at your financial institution on a semi-annual or annual basis.

 If you are interested in our direct debit option please contact our office at 320-523-2071 or read and complete the form with required information. Visit the Auditor/Treasurer's page on Renville Counties webpage to view this form. http://www.renvillecountymn.com/Auditor/Direct%20Debit%20Authorization%20Application.pdf