Welcome to Cottonwood County, Minnesota

Cottonwood County is located in the southwestern part of the state of Minnesota. Our current  population is 12,167 with an area of 636 square miles. Our county seat is the city of Windom.

To read more about Cottonwood County, click here.

To see Cottonwood County's location on a map, click here.


Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Meetings

The Board of Commissioners meet every 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Courthouse. (Exceptions in June, November and December - 2014 Meeting Schedule)

The next meeting is: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Click here for a tentative agenda.
Click here to view past meeting minutes.

To be scheduled on a meeting agenda, a Board Meeting Request form should be completed and submitted to the Human Resources Office by 4:30 p.m. the Wednesday before the Tuesday board day.


Public Notice of Intent to Approve Southwest Regional Solid Waste Commission Solid Waste Management Plan

The Southwest Regional Solid Waste Commission (SWRSW) a Joint Powers Board with member counties of: Cottonwood, Jackson, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, and Yellow Medicine has submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) a comprehensive solid waste management plan to replace twelve county individual plans.

Click here for the full Public Notice.