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.


Nobles County load postings follow recommendations from the seasonal load limits set by MnDOT. They are typically inplace for 8 weeks, but may be longer depending on the opinion of the County Engineer and MnDOT.

Spring Load Limits begin on Friday, March 15, 2019.

County employees are scheduled to install weight limit signs on restricted paved roads on Friday,  March 15, 2018.

 The local road authority can keep spring restrictions on longer if they deem them necessary.  MnDOT can keep state highways weight-restricted for a maximum of 8 consecutive weeks.

The Nobles County 2018 Spring Load Restriction map is available for download at 2019 Weight Restrictions

Engineering Department Staff

Rocky Kolar
Engineering Support Supervisor

Pat Thier
Engineering Technician

Duane Hattendorf
Engineering Aide

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.
2019 Weight Restrictions Map
2019 Nobles County Posted Bridges
Driveway or Entrance Permit
Moving Permit
Utility Permit
Intersection Widening Permit
Parade & Special Event Permit
County Highway Map