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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
Beginning in MARCH 2020
  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.

November 3, 2020 - General Election

Polling Location Change:
Sherburne County Snowmobile Trail
Association Trail Shed
17128 261st Ave. NW, Big Lake, MN   55309

November 12, 2020 - Board of Canvass Meeting
6pm at Orrock Town Hall

November 12, 2020 - Special CARES Meeting
Following Board of Canvass Meeting

November 18, 2020 - Town Board Meeting

Call in number 1-415-655-0001
Meeting Access Code: 126 845 4807

Meeting Password 21737

Contact Town Clerk for Details



December 16, 2020 - Town Board Meeting

January 20, 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.”


November 3 General Election
(Sherburne County has sent postcards to all Orrock Township Residents)

The situation has arisen that the Town of Orrock needs to change the polling place
location to accommodate certain guidelines set in place, in response
to the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic;and
MN State Statute §204B.16, subdv.1 allows the Town to change a polling
place following the required process to do so.


Resolution No. 2020-07, adopted 6/17/2020,  Changes The Designated Polling

Location for the August 11 Primary Election

and the November 3 General Election. 

The address for these elections ONLY is designated as:

Sherburne County Snowmobile Trail
Association Trail Shed
17128 261st Ave. NW, Big Lake, MN   55309


To save time at on election day, preregister to vote. 

Voters can Register Online

Register on Paper

Register on Election Day


Visit the Secretary of State Website for other than in-person voting options.
Voters can view their ballot at the 
Secretary of State's website
Remember that ballots are not available year round, only prior to elections.

See our Voting page for more information.

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.