Snowplowing FAQs


My mailbox was hit while the county was plowing, how do I get my mailbox fixed?

The county will repair at its expense mailboxes that are properly located and installed, and which were damaged by actual contact with County equipment. Damage resulting from snow flying from the plow is not the responsibility of the County. For more information related to this topic please click here to see our mailbox policy.

Where can I learn more about private or road association plowing services?

Click here to view Private Driveway and Road Assocation Plowing Terms & Conditions. If you have further questions related to the requirements, call 218-625-3800.

What are my responsibilities when it comes to plowing?

County residents are reminded that it is unlawful to plow snow from driveways onto or across County roads per MN Statue 160.2715. Piles of snow left on or near the road can freeze into a solid mass, creating a hazardous situation for vehicles and snowplows. Accidents and damages caused by snow piles placed in the roadway may result in liability to the property owner. Piles of snow increase the chances of snow drifting onto the roadway. As snow is plowed from roadways, operators leave as little snow as possible across driveways. County removal of this snow is not feasible and is the property owner's responsibility.

Do snow plow operators pull stranded vehicles out of a ditch?

The Public Works Department may assist stranded motorists by contacting law enforcement/emergency personnel. The department will not attempt to remove stuck vehicles from ditches, snowbanks or any other impediment.