Baytown Township

Washington County, Minnesota

Baytown Township is an urban Township located along the St. Croix River in east central Washington County, Minnesota. We are a decentralized community with a unique lifestyle enjoyed by all of its residents.  This rural life is one which allows the area residents to enjoy the benefits of a rural community close to an urban center without costly public services.  Older homes, characteristic of the St. Croix Valley, still remain in the area.  Much of its history, however is shared with the neighboring communities.  The residents and farms have contributed much to the unobstructed lifestyle of the Township which we enjoy today.

Baytown Township Community Building is located at 4020 McDonald Drive North, on the corner of County 14 and McDonald Drive North.


February 5, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.






Winter Reminder on Baytown Township Ordinance No. 44:

“No obstructions shall be constructed or planted in the Town right of way.  Obstructions include, but are not limited to, retaining structures, rip rap, posts, trees, shrubs and other such items. Mailboxes and support posts may be located within the Town right of way; however, the Town is not responsible for damage to mailboxes or posts during maintenance or snowplowing of the right of way. All mailbox supports must comply with Federal Highway Administration guidelines. Stone, masonry or other non-breakaway mailbox supports are not allowed within the Town right of way.“

Residents are reminded that the Township basically has legal use of 33' on either side of the centerline of most of our roads. This right of way allows the Township to push snow off the road surface, run utility lines, etc. without having to get permission from each adjoining property owner whenever work is done.  Therefore, if you choose to landscape, put sprinkler heads, reflective markers, etc. in the right of way, please be aware that the Township is not responsible for any damage that may occur during snowplowing, or by other equipment employed in Township business.  Snowplowing can be an especially difficult task, so we are fortunate to have a contractor within our community that provides us with cost effective, timely, and quality service. 



2016 Annual Meeting Update

Baytown citizens approved the proposed 2017 Budget at the March 8, 2016 Annual Meeting.  The approved budget includes a $200,000 increase in the tax levy to allow for road maintenance and repair.  Many of the roads in Baytown are reaching their maximum life span and will require reconstruction or maintenance in the near future.  The Board of Supervisors have done an extensive review and rating of all the township roads.  The following link shows the estimated individual tax impact of a Levy Increase, as prepared by Washington County.  Page three of the document lists town rankings in Washington County based on tax rates.  Please note that Baytown remains in the County's top 10 of lowest tax percentage after the $200,000 levy increase. The Board of Supervisors strives to keep resident property taxes low, while still maintaining high services.  

Attached Document or FileLevy Increase Scenarios and Town Rankings This document was created by Washington County to show examples of the individual property tax impact based on several tax levy scenarios. Page three lists the City/Town Tax Capacity Rates in Washington County.
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