NEW HAVEN TOWNSHIP   Olmsted County, Minnesota
Notices and Elections


Office Coverage
Meetings with the Planning and Zoning Administrator are by-appointment scheduling.  Planning and Zoning Administrator Ann Fahy-Gust can be reached at 507.206.9772 for appointments.  Burning permits can be obtained from Ann or any of the Township Supervisors.  Their numbers are:

Mary Andrist - Chair - 507.951.4624
Denny Beyer - 507.282.5741
Brian Hervey - 507.951.1957

You can also send any of us an email at

Township Right-of Way Notice
The New Haven Town Board reminds residents that it is unlawful to perform any work or prohibited actions within the Township's road right-of-way (ROW) without prior approval.  The complete notice can be viewed here.  The Township ROW ordinance can be viewed here.  Permits to do work in Township ROWs are required and can be obtained through the Planning and Zoning Administrator.  Political campaign signs cannot be placed within the Township's ROW, and may be removed.

Swing-away Mailbox Post Policy
The New Haven Township swing-away mailbox policy for township roads, adopted by the Town Board on June 11, 2019, can be viewed here.

Road Grading Policy
The Michael Wood LLC road grading policy, approved by the Town Board on November 10, 2015, can be viewed here.

Snow Removal Policy
The Michael Wood LLC snow removal policy, approved by the Town Board on October 13, 2015, can be viewed here.

Fee Policy
The fees for copies of public records, NSF returned checks, and burning permits, were adopted by the Town Board on April 2, 2019.  The fee policy can be viewed here.

Douglas Center Grove Cemetery
The Douglas Center Grove Cemetery has a website that can be viewed here:
The website includes a short history of the cemetery, veteran information, along with other information and pictures.

House-Number Fire Sign Application
The House-number fire sign application can be accessed here.  New Haven residents can purchase fire signs for $50, including installation.

Campaign Certifications Of Filing
Under Minnesota Statute 211A.02 subd. 6, the Campaign Financial Report Certifications of Filing can be viewed by selecting the year below:
2020   2019   2018   2017   2016

Douglas State Trail
The Douglas State Trail is a 12.5-mile multiple-use trail developed on an abandoned railroad grade, with parallel asphalt and natural surface trails.  About 7.4 miles of the trail are in New Haven Township.

For more information on the Douglas State Trail:
Google Maps virtual tour:
MN State Auditor Report

The Minnesota State Auditor released the 2018 Town Finances Report in November 2019:

Excerpts from State Auditor report for townships in Olmsted County can be viewed by selecting a financial year:  2018   2017   2016   2015   2014  

Analysis shows that New Haven Township is in great financial shape.  New Haven Township has the lowest tax levy mill rate and lowest taxes per capita in Olmsted County.  New Haven Township also has one of the highest total reserves for any township in Olmsted County and no debt.

Property Tax Mill Rates
New Haven Township once again has the lowest property tax mill rates in Olmsted County in 2020.  A comparison of the property tax mill rates for townships in Olmsted County can be viewed by selecting the year below: 
2020   2019   2018   2017   2016   2015

Historical property tax mill rates for municipalities in Olmsted County:

A comparison of historical property tax mill rates for New Haven Township and some neighboring municipalities is available here

To calculate the property tax from a government unit on a parcel, divide the taxable market value of the parcel by 10,000 and multiply by the mill rate for the government unit.

A chart presented to the Town Board by the township clerk at the April 14, 2020, regular town board meeting, showing a long-term plan to balance cash reserve decreases with property tax levy increases over the next five years, can be viewed here

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