Minnesota Drainage Viewers Association

     The Minnesota Viewers Associationwas established in 1981 to provide an unbiased approach to the determination of benefits and damages as set forth in Minnesota Statues.  This organization strives to establish a professional approach to meet the needs and requirements for the viewing process.  The goals for the viewing process are results that are equitable and defendable given the limited guidance stated within the Minnesota Statue. 


     The Minnesota Viewers Association provides for continuing education of the association members through development of a viewers handbook and regular seminars.  Through education, the viewing process will meet and follow the applicable and accepted appraisal practices recognized within the Uniform Practices of Professional Appraisal Practices.

Mission Statement

List of Accredited Viewers

State of Minnesota

List of Associate Members

State of Minnesota

Minnesota Water Law - Relating to Ditch Viewing

Section 103E - Drainage

Minnesota Water Laws

Statutes 103A - 114B
House Research

Viewer Links

Soil Survey - Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

Historic Plat Maps - State of Minnesota

MN DNR Landview (GIS)

NOAA/NWS - Point Precipitation Frequency Estimates

FINBIN - Farm Financial Data

Consumer Price Index - Bureau of Labor Statistics

MN Dept of Rev - Real Estate CRV search

MN DNR Buffer Mapping Tool

MN DNR Buffer Info Page

Partner Links

MAWD - Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts

BWSR - Board of Water of Soil Resources

SWCD - Counties on the Web

AMC - Association of MN Counties

Ag Drainage - U of M Extension Service

BWSR Drainage Information