Nobles County, Minnesota

Engineering Department Staff

Mark Lathen
Engineering Support Supervisor


Pat Thier
Engineering Technician

Rocky Kolar
Engineering Technician

Nobles County Public Works Office

Stephen P. Schnieder

960 Diagonal Road
PO Box 187
Worthington, MN 56187

(507) 295-5322 (p)
(507) 372-8348 (f)

Forms, Permits & Maps

Instructions: click on a form or permit application to download. Fill out the form in its entirety and return to the Nobles County Public Works Office.

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Engineering Department

Services & Responsibilities

The Engineering Department is responsible for the surveying, designing and inspection of all construction projects on the County State Aid Highways system, the County Road System and all County and Township bridge replacement projects through-out the County. The Department is also responsible for the safety inspection of 208 township bridges, 136 county bridges and 9 city bridges. The Department seeks and implements Federal and State funding for eligible projects. Engineering is responsible for maintaining the section corner information and is currently working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation towards implementing a Global Positioning System (GPS) within the county.

2014 Bituminous overlay and turnback project:

Notice to bidders

Plan holders list


Nobles County Public Works is announcing that truck spring load restrictions will be starting on

Friday, March 13, 2014 for all Nobles County Highways.

Spring load restrictions on all local roads (county, city and township roads) can be restricted at any time during the year so long as the restricted load limit is posted. This may depends on the condition of the roadway. The local road authority may extend spring restrictions if they feel conditions make it necessary.

A map of Nobles County 2014 Spring Load Restriction may be viewed at

2014 Spring Load Restrictions Map


Stephen P. Schnieder

Public Works Director

Nobles County Public Works 

Ph. (507 295-5322

Fax (507) 372-8348


Nobles County Section Corner Information

The Engineering Department has placed the Section Corner Ties and Descriptions onto our website for the convenience of Land Surveyors and Property Owners.

To view a list of Sections, please click the button below.

Click Here to View Nobles County Section Corner Information

Nobles County Five Year Plan

The Engineering Department has placed all proposed construction projects set by the Nobles County Board of Commissioners for the next 5 years online.

To view the Five Year Plan, please click the button below.

Click Here to View Nobles County Five Year Plan