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The Board of Supervisors voted to CHANGE the regular monthly meeting day.
The Board will meet for Regular meetings on the

  NOTE - Should you wish to be placed on a future agenda, contact the Township Clerk no later than TEN (10) DAYS prior to the meeting, at which you wish to address the Township Board.

  Meetings are held at the Orrock Town Hall - unless otherwise noted.
Map to Town Hall
26401 - 180th St. NW
Big Lake, MN  55309
PH:  763-263-6411

Upcoming Meeting Agenda

COVID-19 and Orrock Township Meetings

Due to the declaration of a health pandemic by the federal government and peacetime emergency by the State of Minnesota, the state and the federal government have issued guidelines and requirements for responding to the situation. The board of supervisors of the Town of Orrock deems it prudent and advisable that Board meetings and other advisory commissions of the Township may be attended by town officers, via telephone or other electronic means. Attendance at meetings will be limited to ten (10) within the town hall. You may be asked to wait outside until your agenda item is ready to be addressed and asked to leave, once your item has been discussed and/or a decision has been made. Access codes to attend meetings via electronic means will be posted as the information becomes available.

April 28, 2021 - Town Board Meeting

Call in number: 1-415-655-0001

Meeting Access Code:  126 412 9657

Contact Town Clerk for Details and an Online Access Link

May 26, 2021 - Town Board Meeting

June 23, 2021  - Town Board Meeting

July 28, 2021 - Town Board Meeting

August 25, 2021 - Town Board Meeting

September 22, 2021 - Town Board Meeting

October 27, 2021 - Town Board Meeting

November 17, 2021 - Town Board Meeting

December 22, 2021 - Town Board Meeting

Can I burn today?

Purchase Online Burning Permit

Orrock Fire Services Coverage Map

Information on Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

For questions concerning the refuge prescribed burns, call the refuge office at 763-389-3323 or visit their website (below).


Information on Sand Dunes State Forest & Stakeholder Advisory Group

Sand Dunes - Stakeholder Advisory Group

Link to the DNR website, for the Anoka Sand Plain Subsection Plan.
Click on “Appendix C – Operational Plan for Management of Sand Dunes State Forest” to view and/or download a pdf copy of the management plan for the Sand Dunes State Forest.


To subscribe to email updates on future information related to activities in the Sand Dunes State Forest: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/emailupdates/index.html

Enter your email address, and click on “Go.” On the next page, check the box next to “Sand Dunes State Forest” under the heading “Destinations.”

Recycle Day




Spring Road Weight Restrictions go into effect, Friday March 5, 2021 at 12:01 AM. 

All Township roads will be restricted to vehicles with axle weights of 5 tons or less, EXCEPT those posted with signs indicating a higher limit.

The effective dates of restrictions are the same as MNDOT. Further information can be obtained at www.mndot.gov/loadlimits or call 1-800-723-6543.

Township Road questions call the Town Clerk: 763-263-6411. 
County Road questions www.co.sherburne.mn.us/publicworks

Or call the Sherburne County Highway Department: 763-765-3300


Prior to installing your mailbox post, call the post office which delivers your mail,  for proper location.

Orrock Township Mailbox Ordinance states residents living in a cul-de-sac,
must place their mailbox before the entrance or after the exit, from the cul-de-sac.

Big Lake Post Office phone: 763-263-2642
Zimmerman Post Office phone:  763-856-9540

Mailbox Installation Specs


Please note, the Town Board has broad authority to regulate what occurs within the Township's "Public Road Right-of-Way", which includes the traveled portion of the road, shoulders and the remaining area on both sides of the road extending to the outer boundaries of the right-of-way. The outer boundaries of the right-of-way extends approximately fifteen feet (15’) from the edge of the pavement. To avoid having to remove any obstructions placed within our right of way at a future date, we want to let you know the following information:   Rocks, boulders, retaining walls, berms, shrubs, trees, other plants, fences, barrier walls and excavation within this area is PROHIBITED. Should you decide to install irrigation within the road right-of-way, the Town is not liable for any damages which may occur to the system (sprinkler heads, grass, sod, etc.). Excavation or alteration of ditches, grade, contour, embankment or road drainage is NOT ALLOWED.


(Town Ordinance 20160224.2)

Driveway Permits are required for any accesses onto Orrock Township roads. Use the following link to obtain your road access/driveway permit application.
Road Access/Driveway Permit Application
Submit the first page of the permit and applicable fees:

        26401 - 180TH ST. NW
        BIG LAKE, MN  55309

Email:  clerk@orrocktownship.com

ROW Permits are required for any work done in Orrock Right-of-ways.
Submit your plans and the Permit application to WSB. Remit payment of $100 to:
Orrock Township
26401 180th St. NW
Big Lake, MN 55309

Town Right of Way Management Ordinance 20160224.1

Our Dog Catcher is NOT authorized to pick up dogs called in by a resident.
If you have found a dog, call an Orrock Board Member or Sherburne County Dispatch.

Orrock Township has no cat ordinances and will NOT pick up stray cats.

Property Assessment Search - $25
(Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope must also be supplied, if hard copy required)
Driveway/Access Permit $250
Driveway Waiver N/C
(Waivers given for accessory buildings without additional access needed)
Driveway Escrow $3000
Overweight Permit: $250
Overweight Permit Escrow: minimum $5000
Vacation of ROW/Easement Escrow $750
Encroachment/License Agreement Escrow $750
Platting Process Escrow $2000
Right-of-Way Excavation Permit $100
E911/Fire Sign $45
E911/Fire Sign Post and Mounting Hardware $10

Special Requests Resolution
Fee Ordinance



This website was created as a public service for the citizens of Orrock Township in the county of Sherburne, State of Minnesota.