Big Lake Township

A Place to Grow

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Big Lake Fire Department is NOW HIRING on-call Firefighters.

Must live within a six (6) mile radius of Fire Department.  Greatest need is 6am to 6pm coverage. Application Submission DEADLINE 4:00pm July 27, 2018.

Apply at the City of Big Lake – 160 Lake Street North                       External job post – Firefighter 

Employment Application – Fire Department 2018

Fire Station Location:
20243 County Road 43 NW   Big Lake, MN  55309


 The Town of Big Lake and the City of Big Lake are co-owners of  ~ Shovel Ready Light Industrial Land ~ for Sale off of Hwy 10 East of the City.




Big Lake Township is located in Sherburne County, Minnesota just beyond the metro suburbs to the Northwest.  With its geographical location it is a 35 minute drive to Minneapolis and just 30 minutes to St. Cloud.  The Township covers a total area of 43.8 square miles.  Natural amenities such as lakes, the Mississippi and Elk Rivers, trail systems, parks, and easy access to major roads make Big Lake Township the ideal place to live, work, play and relax. Many residents find living in the country atmosphere of Big Lake Township inviting while having easy access to highways, Northstar Commuter Rail Line and shopping areas.  You’ll find affordable start-up housing, family neighborhoods, retirement homes, water front, as well as luxury homes.  This growing community has agricultural roots with areas developing into light industrial, commercial, and retail.  Parks and recreation also play a vital role in making Big Lake Township a good place to be.

The Town of Big Lake is the Owner of the historic Bailey Station Cemetery, Big Lake Township’s Lions Park, and Joint Owner’s of the Big Lake Fire Department and Big Lake Industrial Park East.

In 2017 Sherburne County Planning estimated Big Lake Township’s population at 7,785.

The Town Hall is located at:  21960 County Road 5 NW  Big Lake, MN 55309

Mailing Address: PO Box 75  Big Lake, MN  55309

Link to Email Clerk’s Office

Town Hall / Clerk’s Office Hours:
Monday -Thursday   8 am – 3 pm   and  Fridays  8 am – 12 Noon

2108-2019 Clerk’s Office Closures and Holiday List

Directions to 21960 County Road 5 NW  Big Lake, MN 55309

Map Of Big Lake Township

What is a Township?

Highway 25 Coalition – click here for more info

Highway 25 Study Area Update 8-31-17

Annual Recycle Day

Dog Vaccination Clinic

Election Information