Baytown Township

Washington County, Minnesota


Organized in May 1858. 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 (Town Hall) is located at 4020 Drive North, on the corner of County 14 and McDonald Drive North.




Baytown Township Board of Supervisor Meetings are being held both:

In-Person and Electronically
due to the COVID-19 and for the safety of our community. Information regarding the meetings will be updated for each month with call in numbers and access to meeting documents. Next Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 3, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.


  See the June 3, 2024 Calendar Event for meeting details


(for more information click on Public Hearings Tab)

City vs Township Conversation Continues

Link to documents relating to the conversation


Road Construction to begin Monday, March 18, 2024 
Cty Road #65 (Oakgreen) between 10th Street and 40th Street
Information & Map under the Road Tab


MN Department of Natural Resources 

Oak Savanna Restoration Project 2023-2024

Link to Letter and Map under Roads and Construction Tab


                    Baytown Township Autumn 2023 Newsletter                     
 is under the Newsletter Tab


Click on Community Events Tab for Information Regarding:
Community Thread Activities and
Volunteer Tab for Opportunities in Baytown Township
Master Gardener volunteers offer free classes at local libraries 
Get ready for gardening this summer with free, in-person classes taught by volunteer educators from the University of Minnesota Extension Washington County Master Gardener Volunteer Program.
For more information and registration details, visit: For upcoming Master Gardener program events, visit:


Baytown residents:

Since most Baytown residents have large property lots, we should strive to be good stewards of our land. We don't want to propagate noxious invasive plants that will spread to our neighbors. Here is a link to a very recent webinar from the U of MN Extension service on spring invasive species. I hope you learn something new to care for your property. Submitted by Avis Peters, Board Supervisor.




Minnesota's Open Burning Law requires that burning permits are required for any non-recreational fire that is larger than 3 feet in diameter. Burning permits may be obtained by contacting the Bayport Fire Department at 651-275-4401. Permits require an on-site inspection and a fee. Request should be made several days in advance of any burning.



To Report Railroad Crossing Issues Contact

Union Pacific Railroad at 1-800-848-8715 reference the Crossing Number.
(See more information under the Roads & Constructions Tab)
June 12, 2023 County Road 14 and Osgood Project begins

Both road construction Projects have information under the Roads and Construction Tab


Northern Natural Gas Company will be constructing am 8" pipeline along Northbrook Blvd. N

 Utility Permits are located under the Roads and Construction Tab



Letter to Washington County regarding Proposed Yard Waste Site

(under Public Hearing Tab)





Minnesota Broadband Speed Test

The Minnesota Broadband Coalition is asking Minnesotans to participate in their Speed Test Initiative, which gathers data about the internet speeds that households and businesses are experiencing. The process should take only a few minutes, with the test itself lasting less than a minute. This data will help to show where broadband infrastructure may be needed, and can be used to show the great disparity between urban and rural broadband services. MAT asks township officers to take the test and encourage others in their community to do so. The more users take the test, the more reliable and useful the data will be to rural communities.

Take the Test by clicking this link!

Anyone may view the data collected  by this initiative. View the Speed Test Data.

Those with no internet access at their homes are encouraged to visit a local library or drive-in hot spot in their community or use their mobile device to take the survey and check the “no available service” button to record their physical address. This simple access and speed survey will result in statistically valid data and mapping for decision-makers to plot a course for Minnesota’s ambitious broadband expansion plans.  THANK YOU for taking the time to participate!


ORDINANCE NO. 64 SWIMMING POOL Zoning Amendment adopted August 2020 (document under Ordinance Tab)

ORDINANCE NO. 15 REGULATION OF DOG revised and adopted on November 4, 2019 (document under Ordinance Tab)

 Interim Ordinance No. 2021-12-06-01  Temporarily Prohibiting Open Space Developments 

(document under Ordinance Tab)
ORDINANCE NO. 66 Nuisance & 67 Solar Energy
(documents under Ordinance Tab)

Washington County Environmental Center - Reopens

As some of you may have heard, Washington County has officially reopened their Environmental Center as of May 5, 2020. Below is some additional information that we wanted to pass along for you to share or answer questions that may come in.

The Environmental Center is now open. New drop-off procedures have been implemented to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers. These new procedures will result in longer wait times so we are asking customers to plan accordingly.

Food Scraps drop-off is now self-serve. Food scraps (organics) drop-off at the Environmental Center and Northern Yard Waste Site is now self-serve during normal operating hours. We are asking customers to practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from other customers during drop-off. See the website for details.


KEEPING BAYTOWN TOWNSHIP BEAUTIFUL                                            As we drive, bike and walk around our neighborhoods, please be mindful of being good caretakers of the landscapes we are fortunate to live within, as debris of all kinds is being left along the roads of our community.  Please do not place your unwanted materials (clothing, furniture, tires, etc.) at the end of roads or fields. There are other means to dispose of these materials. Metropolitan Mosquito will pick up tires (without rims) for free. Contact Washington County for recycling options. Those dumping debris raise the cost for all neighbors. A reminder to those that walk their dogs to be responsible and pick up after them. Thank You to All that preserve the beauty of our Township. Greatly Appreciated!


It’s unlawful to place obstructions on the traveled portion of any streets in Baytown Township, per 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 controls the property 33’ on either side of the center line 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.  __________________________________________________

Interesting Article on Hunting Restrictions

Every year in the fall someone seems to have questions about the hunting rules in Baytown Township. The Duluth Tribune recent published the following article that explains and confirms what the current Minnesota laws are that also cover us here in Baytown. Please read the article if you are interested to know more about the current law:


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.
Last updated 5/27/2024 9:13:43 AM