Todd County’s Government Structure

Board of Commissioners

Todd County’s government structure begins with the County Board of Commissioners.  The Board of Commissioners is the governing body for the county. The five commissioners represent the citizens within their district.

County Commissioners address citizen concerns, oversee county activities and operations, and help make sure that we fulfill all federal and state requirements.

The Board of Commissioners meets twice a month, on the first and third Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m.  There are occasions where the schedule changes, and these changes are posted online and within the courthouse posting locations. Meetings are open to the public.The agenda is available online for each upcoming meeting. Meetings are held in the Commissioners Board Room in the upper level of the Historic Courthouse located in Long Prairie, MN.  

The complete board minutes are published after every meeting. These take some time to process and approve, but you can generally find them online within three weeks of the meeting.

Elected Officials  

In addition to the elected district Commissioners, the government structure includes the following elected officials:


The government structure also includes department directors, who manage the remaining County departments. The Board of Commissioners appoints department directors.

The County Coordinator provides day-to-day management and oversees the directors of the various County departments.

Administration: Administration, Facilities, Human Resources, Management of Information Systems, and Emergency Management

Property Records and Taxpayer Services: Assessor, Auditor/Treasurer, and Recorder

Health and Human Services:  Health Services, Community Health, Child Services, Financial Services

Public Works:  Public Works, Solid Waste, Ditch/Ag

Public Safety:  Court Administration, County Attorney, Sheriff

Soil Water Conservation Development District:  Planning and Zoning, GIS, Soil and Water Conservation, Aquatic Invasive Species

Community Corrections

Veterans Services

Economic Development

U of M Extension Todd County

Contact Us

Chris Pelzer
County Coordinator
215 1st Ave S, Suite 300
Long Prairie MN 56347

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Recent News from Todd County

Notice of Transportation Sales and Use Tax

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May 9, 2019
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STS Projects

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Todd County Health & Human Services is offering immunizations by appointment for those who meet eligibility requirements.

Immunizations are one of the most important ways to protect individuals from serious diseases. During this COVID‐19 pandemic it is even more important that children and adults receive their routine ...

June 29, 2020
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2020 Todd County Construction Update #4

(Please note that this schedule of work can and will change, but it gives a general idea of timing for work on these projects.  The projects are listed in the anticipated order that work wil...

June 22, 2020