All About Marshan Township

NOTICE is hereby given that the Marshan Town Board will hold a public Hearing at 6:30 pm on Tuesday December 7, 2021, in the Town Hall Building at 19497 205th Street East, Hastings, MN 55033.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider a Zoning Ordinance update. The update includes changes to definitions, new accessory structure and campground provisions and other changes to bring the code into compliance with the Minnesota State Statues. For a full copy of changes, please click on the link below.

All interested parties are urged to attend the public hearing or submit comments via mail to: 19980 Nicolai Ave., Hastings, MN 33033, by phone 612-708-3231 or via email:

A Humble Community South of Hastings, MN

Located in eastern Dakota County, MN, Marshan Township was named after Michael Marsh and his wife, Ann. Marsh platted and owned Marshan City, where he served as postmaster until it was abandoned in the late 1850s.

Community Overview

Marshan Township covers 34.5 square miles, and was home to 1,263 residents according to the 2000 U.S. census. Our community’s estimated median household income in 2009 was $69,891, which was considerably higher than the Minnesota average of $55,616. The estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $331,979, which compares to the state's average of $200,400.


Although our township is mostly rural, it does have two popular golf courses, Bellwood Oaks and Hidden Greens and Steve and Sylvia Bauer's famous Little Log House settlement that includes a number of restored historic buildings and an impressive replica of the world-famous Hastings Spiral Bridge.

Mailbox Theft Notice

There have been numerous mail box thefts in our neighboring townships. To avoid identity theft, Marshan Township residents should pick up their mail as soon as possible, or consider obtaining locked mail boxes.

Upcoming Events

Attention Township Residence August 26, 2021

Trees and brush will be trimmed in the ditch/road right of ways, up to 33 feet from the center line of the road, in the next few weeks.

Due to errors in the form sent out for fall dust control, Chloride will be put on roads 300 feet in front of all resident’s home soon.  There is NO charge for this.


Home Break-In Attention

A few homes in Marshan Township recently have been burglarized. Residents are urged to be on the lookout for suspicious activity and, if they see it, should immediately call at 911.

Contact Us

For any inquiries or concerns about our township, please reach out to us today. We’ll get back to you shortly.