Environmental Services

  1. Abandoned Wells

    The Clay County Abandoned Well Project accepts abandoned, unused wells in the program on a priority basis.

  2. Agriculture Inspector

    The duties of the county Agricultural Inspector (CAI) are to see that all laws and rules dealing with noxious weeds are carried out within their jurisdiction.

  3. Conservation Programs & Services

    Follow a list of some of the programs and services provided by the Clay Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

  4. Conservation Tree Program

    Each year the Clay Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) offers Trees - Conservation Tree Program thousands of trees to Clay County landowners at inexpensive prices.

  5. County Tree Planting Ordinance

    To access the Tree Planting Ordinance, go to Article M: Special Zoning, 8-3M-7: Trees; Tree Planting.

  6. Drill Rental

    The Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Office has 2 John Deere 15-foot no-till drills available for rent to Clay County landowners.

  7. Environmental Health

    Environmental Health consists of environmental programs designed to protect the public from health hazards which exist, or could exist, in the physical environment.

  8. Feedlots

    The Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will assist feedlot operators with registration, questions pertaining to feedlot regulations and check out compliance when complaints are received.

  9. Food & Beverage Inspections & Licensing

    Inspections and licensing of food and beverage facilities in Clay County are coordinated by Environmental Health.

  10. Noxious Weed Program

    The County Agricultural Inspector (CAI) assists in administering and enforcing the noxious weed law and rules in an effective and uniform manner, resulting in the protection of the county's citizens and the environment from the harmful effects of noxious weeds.

  11. Onsite Septic Systems

    Clay County Environmental Health inspects rural and urban septic systems, along with issuing permits and certifications.

  12. Pesticide Program

    Learn about pesticide applicator testing, the license processing, and study guide ordering.

  13. Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM)

    The Reinvest In Minnesota (RIM) Reserve Program strives to protect and improve water quality by encouraging landowners to retire environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production.

  14. Water Management

    Comprehensive Local Water Management (previous named Comprehensive Local Water Planning) was passed into law in 1986 as Chapter 110B.

  15. Water Supply Test

    Find out what kind of tests Clay County can do on your water supply.

  16. Well Disclosure Certificates

    Learn when a Well Disclosure Certificate is needed and view additional resources.

  17. Wetland Conservation Act (WCA)

    The Wetland Conservation Act achieves the purpose by requiring persons proposing to impact a wetland by draining, excavating, or filling to 1st attempt to avoid the impact; 2nd, attempt to minimize the impact; and, finally, replace any impacted area with another wetland of equal function and value.