Department Overview

The Office of the County Administrator is an appointed position by the Board of Commissioners. The County Administrator is the administrative head of the County and is responsible for the proper administration of affairs for the county including: general supervision of all county institutions, agencies, department heads and employees.

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Additional Department Information

In Rice County, the Administrator also has the following duties:

  • Personnel Director, including all labor relations activities and human resource functions
  • Clerk of the County Board
  • Supervises and monitors the annual budgetary process: establishes schedule for preparation, review and adoption of the county budget

The Administration Department implements the directives, resolutions, ordinances, and policies of the County Board of Commissioners. It provides direction and support for all County departments and provides long-term planning for the County in all areas. The Administrator reports directly to the Board and acts as a liaison between the Board and the County's departments.

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Anyone requiring special services, such as a translation or clarification of board meeting content due to an error in the YouTube closed captioning, may contact Rice County for translation or clarification by correction of the closed-captioning error, by  emailing Shelley Langevin at, or mailing her at Rice County Government Services Building, 320 Third Street N.W., Faribault, MN 55021, with the request.  She may also be reached by calling  507.332.6100.  TDD users can call 507.332.6248.  Any request must identify the video by date, and must identify the unclear portion of the closed-captioning, or the portion requiring interpreting, by the time-mark on the video. A response will be made within a reasonable period of time.


Faribault Phone: 
507-645-9576 / 507-744-5185
320 Third Street NW
Faribault, MN 55021
Sara Folsted
County Administrator

Citizen Information

Citizen Information

2017 Rice County Fee Schedule Please click here for a full listing of the 2017 Rice County Fee Schedule
2016-2017 Rice County Budget Please click here to view the 2016-2017 Rice County Budget for year ending December 31, 2016