Drainage & Ditches

Department Overview


The Finance Department administers the county drainage system, as well as files special assessments against benefited landowners for the purpose of funding repairs and maintenance costs.

​Bid Request

Rice County is requesting bids for the rebuild of a grade control dam near Hatch Lake.  Written quotes are due by September 28th and can be sent to Rice SWCD, 1810 30th St. NW, Faribault, MN  55021.  Preferred construction timeline is mid-October until freeze-up, but must be completed no later than June 30, 2019

See Bid Documents Here


Drainage System Repair Process


View the process for Drainage System Repair (PDF).

Re-determination of Benefits Process


View the Re-determination of Benefits Process (PDF).

Inspector's Reports


Visit the Archive Center to see previous years' Drainage Ditch Inspector's Reports.

Drainage Map


Select the link below to view the Lien Statements:  

2017 Tabular Lien Statements

Maps & Reports