Facilities & Fleet
The Facilities and Fleet (FAF) Department serves as an internal resource organization, providing a full range of services to County departments and agencies who offer vital resources and programs to the public. FAF is responsible for capital planning, new construction & building renovations, building & equipment repair & preventative maintenance, project management, landscaping, building security and maintenance/disposal of all county administrative vehicles and equipment.
The Highway Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of over 377 centerline miles of road including 132 bridges. The highway system is categorized by funding sources. County State Aid Highways (CSAH) consist of 313 miles and gas tax revenue is distributed by the State of Minnesota to assist in the construction and maintenance of these highways. County Roads (CR) consist of 64 miles and the local property tax levy, wheelage tax and sales tax funds the construction and maintenance of these roads.
Park & Recreation
Steele County is committed to providing all the residents of Steele County with a quality County park and facilities through continued parkland enhancement and building improvements.
The multi-purpose complex consists of two connected buildings with 30,000 and 20,000 square feet of floor space that also serve as ice rinks. A hospitality area, usable also as a meeting space, overlooks both exhibit floors.
The Steele County Landfill is owned and operated by Steele County. Located along Hwy 218 between Owatonna and Blooming Prairie, the landfill accepts various types of waste.