Welcome to Sylvan Township




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PLEASE be aware of the recycling center when using it.  Plastic bags are not recyclable here - the one container is merely for convenience purposes and that gets dumped in the trash.

NOTE we have had several occasions where these plastic bags have ended up all over the highway and other land instead of staying in the container.  Please use caution when adding to the container, or take your bags home.

  • 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).
  • Sylvan Township handles all Commercial Permitting and 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 but are available through Zoom by request.  Simply email the clerk or call the town hall.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Mtgs. are 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month - Board of Supervisors (BOS) & 2nd Thursday of the month - 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.