Drainage System

The Drainage Systems are owned by all benefited landowners and managed by the County.  The Drainage Inspectors, Drainage Authority and Auditor/Treasurer share in managing the system.  

The Freeborn County Board of Commissioners serve as the Drainage Authority, having jurisdiction over a system or project. 

  • The Drainage Authority through MN Statutes 103E is obligated to repair and maintain all systems, but cannot advocate for or against improvements, abandonments, or additions.  These must be initiated by the system landowners.