Castle Rock Town Hall
2537 240th St. W.
Farmington MN 55024

Welcome to the official site of Castle Rock Township, located in Dakota County, Minnesota.


Office Hours for September 18 - September 22, 2017:

Town Hall Office will be open as follows: Monday, September 18, 9 am to noon; Tuesday, September 19, CLOSED; Wednesday, September 20, 9 am to noon; Thursday, September 21, 9 am to noon; Friday, September 22, CLOSED.

Office Hours for September 25 - September 29, 2017


Office hours can vary. If you need to set up an appointment outside of scheduled hours, please leave a voice mail at 651-460-2221 or email

  • A Public Hearing to Amend Ordinance 2014-01 (see "Ordinances" tab for a copy) has been scheduled for 6:30 pm on Monday, September 25. Click here to see official notice.

  • The September Planning Commission Meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, September 25, following the Public Hearing. Agenda items, including building permits that need to be reviewed, need to be received by noon on Wednesday, September 20.

  • The October Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held on TUESDAY, October 10 at 7 pm (note change of day due to Federal Holiday on Monday, October 9). Agenda items are due by noon on Wednesday, October 4.

  • Effective July 1, 2017, the Building Official for Castle Rock Township is Inspectron, Inc. Please refer to "Permits" tab for the new building permit application forms.

  • The Randolph-Hampton Fire Department is seeking everyone's help for a special project. A Go Fund Me page has been set up to get support for an extractor washing machine. More information about this equipment is on the page, as well as instructions for making a donation. Click here to go to the Go Fund Me link.

  • Ordinance No. 2013-01 - Zoning Ordinance (See Ordinances tab for a complete list of current Ordinances and Amendments to existing Ordinances)


  • Dakota County has grant funds available to assist low income homeowners with upgrading failing septic systems. Click here to review more information about the program.

  • Online Survey on Trash and Recycling Strategies in Dakota County.  Dakota County Environmental Resources is conducting a survey of residents to aid in the development of the County’s Solid Waste Master Plan. The survey is open through May 31, 2017.
    Take the Survey
    The updated Solid Waste Master Plan will guide proper waste management for the next 20 years. Click here for more information on the Dakota County Solid Waste Master Plan update.
  • Background: Dakota County is revising its Solid Waste Master Plan to properly manage trash, recyclables, food waste, and hazardous materials. Our Township is a part of this important effort that affects everyone in the County. Over 500 County residents and businesses provided input on key issues from November 2016 through February 2017. Take a look at the Round 1 results, which will shape the County’s draft waste management strategies. Round 2 informational meeting was held on May 5. Results will be available in the near future.

  • To view updated local information regarding Dakota County Watershed Management, go to our "Links" page for helpful website links.

  • The Green Guide
    Dakota County has created a guide for residents to use to help determine the best way to get rid of your "stuff." It provides options for reusing or donating, information on what can be recylced and how to recycle it, and lets you know about items that need to be kept out of the garbage because of their effect on our health and our environment. Click on "The Green Guide" above to go to see this information on the Dakota County website

  • Rural Solid Waste Commission
    See "Links" tab for website information regarding programs available for recycling programs available in Dakota County.

  • Backyard Burning
    Castle Rock Township does not issue burning permits - look at the "Permits" page on this website under "Burning Permits" for more information.

    Burning and burying of garbage causes pollution and poses health threats. This is why it is illegal for Dakota County residents, including farmers, to burn or bury solid wastes—such as paper, plastic, cardboard, aerosols and other garbage. See Castle Rock Township Ordinance No. 2013-01 Section 7.19.G Waste Materials. Residents may either contract with a waste hauler or take their garbage to a local disposal facility. Read more

  • What Things Do I Need to Get a Building Permit For?
  • Citizen Complaint Policy and Complaint Form
  • Am I Registered to Vote?
  • Letter to Landowners & Residents: Mowing of Right-of-ways (dated 1/17/08)

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