The Faribault SWCD/P&Z actively uses a Geographic Information System (GIS) to support our natural resource management efforts.
What is GIS?
GIS is a powerful computer based mapping program that allows for the creation, manipulation, and analysis of a wide variety of information.  With GIS you can overlay aerial photography, soils, wetlands, topography and other information to identify and prioritize natural resources protection and management.  GIS allows staff to conduct preliminary assessments of sites throughout the county before conducting a field review.  It also allows staff to easily create and update maps to communicate this information to the public.
Faribault County GIS Viewer- includes E911, parcels and public drainage systems.  There is a Zoning Permit Report, which includes county permits, Certificate of Compliance, and SSTS pumping dates.
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  • Turn on E911 in "Layer List" and click on "E911" to make layer active.
  • Click on "Identify" in toolbar (blue circle with "i").  Click on red E911 address point on map.
  • Click on "Zoning Info" in Info pane.
  • Click here for full printable instructions.
 The following maps and information are available:
  • Faribault County & Cities Road Map - 2015
  • Historic & County Flown Aerial Photos 
  • Crop Equivalent Ratings (CER) / Crop Productivity Index (CPI)   
  • County Tile, County Open Ditch 
  • Shoreland
  • Zoning Districts
  • Feedlot Setbacks  
How can our GIS data help you?

Our GIS is designed to serve as a public warehouse of environmental information.  We can provide maps for the general public at a nominal charge.  Contact the SWCD at (507) 526-2388 for more information.

GIS data can also be downloaded from the following links:


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 Faribault County Ag Center • 415 S Grove Street, Suite 8 Blue Earth MN 56013 • Phone 507-526-2388 • Fax 507-526-2508 • M-F 7:00AM-4:30PM Site Designed by BEVCOMM