Subordinate Governmental Service Districts

Per Minnesota Statute §375B,
Subordinate Governmental Service Districts (SGSDs) provide a mechanism for residents/owners of private roadways to maintain their road and to spread the cost equitably amongst the residents/owners of the roadway when a homeowners association is not in place or when the association is unable to cohesively and equitably maintain the private roadway.

The Cook County Highway Department provides centralized coordination and oversight of the independent contractors hired to complete the work. This work is paid for via special assessments to the property owners of a given SGSD.

Available services include: 
  • Winter Roadway Maintenance – removing snow, sanding, de-icing culverts 
  • Summer Roadway Maintenance – graveling, grading, brushing and mowing 
  • Special Services – ditching, culvert replacements, roadway repairs and improvements

Contact Us

Cook County Highway
609 E 4th Avenue
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Phone: 218.387.3014
Fax: 218.387.3012

Winter Hours
Monday – Friday
8 am – 4:30 pm

Summer Hours
Monday – Thursday
7 am – 4:30 pm
8 am – Noon
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