Rice County CourthouseLocated south of the Twin Cities, Rice County has a rich history dating back to 1853. The current population is approx. 64,000 and the City of Faribault serves as the county seat.> Read More
History of Rice CountyWe embrace our past as we keep moving forward. To learn more about the county’s rich history, please visit the Rice County history page.> Read More
Caron ParkCaron Park is one of many beautiful parks located in Rice County. It's 60 acres are north of County Road 88, 3 miles from Nerstand Woods State Park.> Read More
AgricultureRice County is proud of its agricultural roots. Today the area is still rich in farmland, is home to many agri-businesses, and supports cutting-edge, traditional, and organic farming.
Economic DevelopmentBusinesses find success in Rice County. The County has a welcoming atmosphere, numerous financial resources available, and a network of partners working to help businesses grow.> Read More
Welcome to Rice County
Rice County Mission Statement
To proactively address the needs of the public we serve in an efficient and effective manner to enhance the quality of life for the citizens.
Affirmative Action Notice
Rice County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age and handicapped status in employment or the provision of services and facilities and will provide auxiliary aids and services to ensure effective communication.