Notices and Elections

Spraying Notice

New Haven Township will be spraying the ditches along township roads for weeds and brush in early June, depending on the weather.  If you have questions about this, please contact: Dave Andrist, Township Road Supervisor, at 507-273-0461

Meeting Notice

The New Haven Town Board members will be attending the Olmsted County Township Officers Association Meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2024, beginning at 7:30 PM, at the Elmira Township Hall, 27 Winona St, Chatfield, MN  55923.

Burning Permits

A burning permit grants the individual holder the right to burn small amounts of dry leaves, plant clippings, brush, and clean untreated-unpainted wood if weather conditions do not pose a fire hazard.

An online burning permit is a convenient way to get your permit. You can activate it through your online account or by phone as often as needed (if conditions are safe to burn). It costs $5.00 (transaction fee) and is good for the calendar year. If you anticipate having more than one fire during a calendar year, please consider an annual permit. For more information, click on the link below:

Burning permit information | Minnesota DNR (

A written burning permit can be obtained through an active local fire warden at no cost. It is good for one or three continuous days, as listed on the permit. Contact the local fire warden below to obtain a 1-day or 3-day burning permit:

Dale Thomforde (507-226-1082)

Annual Township Election Results

Township Elections were held on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.  Click below to view the election results:

Mankato-Mississippi River Transmission Project

Recently, the Mankato-Mississippi River Transmission (MMRT) Project issued a Notice of Filing Route Permit Application. They are looking for feedback on new electric transmission line routes in our area. This transmission line may affect residents in New Haven Township. One of the Segment 4 alternative routes goes down the western edge of New Haven Township along the existing transmission line route, then goes east across New Haven Township between 85th Street NW and Co Rd 14. Click below for the Notice of Filing Route Permit Application that was sent to some residents that may be affected:

For more information on the MMRT Project, click on the link below to an external website. Detailed maps of the alternative routes are available on the ‘Segments’ page. There is an interactive map that includes a zoom function and satellite view for more detail.

Work / Obstructions in Township Road Right-of-Way

Residents are reminded that it is unlawful to perform any work or prohibited actions within the Township’s road right-of-way without prior approval. Under Minn. Stat. § 160.2715 it is a criminal misdemeanor to perform unauthorized work within the road right-of-way.

Prohibited actions within the Township’s road right-of-way include, but are not limited to, the following: depositing snow, plowing, planting of crops, trees or shrubs, erecting a fence, installing posts or flags, erecting driveway headwalls, digging holes, removing earth, removing gravel or rock, obstructing ditch drainage, placing or maintaining any building, placing unauthorized advertisements, as well as any other unauthorized activity.

House Number Fire Sign Application

New Haven Township residents can purchase fire signs for $50, including installation. Click below to view the house-number fire sign application and details.

Campaign Certification of Filing

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