Welcome to Sylvan Township




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2024 is an Election year! Starting in March with the Presidential Nominating Primary Election.

Designation of Absentee Voting Locations for PNP 2024 - Absentee Voting is now open at Sylvan Town Hall for the Presidential Nominating Primary Election (PNP).  If you would like to vote absentee because you will not be available to vote on March 5th, please stop in during business hours.

More election info on Township Supervisors can be found on the Board of Supervisors page of the website.

  • Sylvan Township handles all Commercial Permitting and Driveway Permits
  • Environmental Services Department at Cass County can be reached by phone at 218-547-7241 or you can go online to Environmental Services for any questions on residential permitting (except for driveway permits).

New Generator / Water Filtration System

Free Internet:  Available in the Town Hall parking lot with no password required.


Click here to take the internet speed test - provided by the state.

To sign up for alerts on severe weather, criminal activity, severe traffic and more in Sylvan Township ---------->

Free at home COVID Tests from the State -> Click Here

Town Meetings:  Township meetings are being held in-person.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Meetings are on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month for the Board of Supervisors (BOS) & 2nd Thursday of the month for the Planning Commission (PC)

Pillager and Area Lion’s Club is requesting knowledge for some areas or residents in Sylvan Township that could use some help with small projects.  Ideas of projects that qualify include but are not limited to the following.

  • Painting of a deck or shed
  • Raking and bagging fall leaves
  • Building a handicap accessible ramp
  • Putting on storm windows
  • and others...

Please email [email protected] if you have a project in mind or someone that is in need of some help.

Gateway to Pillsbury State Forest

Sylvan Township was organized on April 2, 1912.  The Township was named after Sylvan Lake, known for its beautiful evergreen woods.  This community of roughly 2900 residents is located in the southern portion of Cass County, west of the City of Baxter and surrounds the City of Pillager.  The Township is defined by its many lakes, rivers, agricultural, and wooded areas.  Sylvan Township has the largest Native American burial mound groupings in the Mississippi Headwaters and one of the largest within the state of Minnesota.