Olmsted County
Mailing Address
Salem Township
3802 County Road 150
Byron, MN 55920

Email Links:
Supervisor supervisor@salemmn.org
Treasurer treasurer@salemmn.org
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Dear Residents of Salem Township,

In an effort to be able to contact township residents in case of an emergency or with important information, the Town Board would like to collect contact information and create a contact list.

Please follow the instructions to share your contact information. We will not share this information with anyone.

Thank you,

The Salem Town Board


The PUBLIC is always WELCOME at all meetings

Chloride is scheduled for delivery on May 23. That date could change due to weather but that is the current projection on application. Please get your payments in if you want chloride.

The cost for a burning permit is $10.00 for the calendar year. Due to the current emergency declaration in the State of Minnesota, Salem Township has modified the “Burning Permit” process. Burning permits are available. The procedure to get one has a few options:
1) Mail a check with a self addressed stamped envelope for the return of your burning permit. If you have an e mail address that a scanned copy can be sent to that can also be done.
2) If you have an urgent need, please call 507 365 8480 or 507 951 2222 and give me the information for the permit and arrange a time so you can pick up your permit.

Message for Contractors and Vendors doing work in the Right of Way in Salem Township–Before any work is started, please check with a Town Board Member to get the required right of way or access permits.


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Click Here For information about the Right of Way Ordinance that was adopted on February 5, 2020

>> *ANNOUNCEMENT* — Any life safety or criminal issues should be immediately reported to the Sheriff
>> *Burning Permits* — Contact the Clerk at (507) 365-8480.
>> The Board meets the First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.
>> The Board of Appeal meets 30 minutes prior to the normal board meeting, if there is a posted agenda.
>> The Planning and Zoning (P&Z) meets on the Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm, if there is a posted agenda.

The township is located in Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,061 at the 2000 census. The township hall is located at the intersection of County Road 25 (Salem Road) and County Road 3 at a place known as Salem Corners;
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.5 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,061 people, 399 households, and 308 families residing in the township. The population density was 29.7 people per square mile (11.5/km). There were 409 housing units at an average density of 11.4/sq mi (4.4/km). The racial makeup of the township was 98.87% White, 0.28% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.
There were 399 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the township the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $54,107, and the median income for a family was $61,875. Males had a median income of $37,917 versus $29,135 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,340. About 2.3% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.