Welcome Friends!
Watab Town Hall is located at 660 - 75th St NW, Sauk Rapids, MN
(Please note that this is not the mailing address. See "Contact Us.")

Watab Township is located on Benton County's west central border, and is one  of the County's most urbanized Townships. Although there are no cities or rural centers located in the Township, due to its proximity to Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and St. Cloud, as well as such residential amenities as the Mississippi River and Little Rock Lake, Watab is experiencing increased pressure for further development. 

Watab is also the least agricultural Township in Benton County. With 8,596 acres, only 63.1 percent of its land area is designated as Agricultural. Residential development is the second largest land use category in Watab.  Consisting of 3,094 acres or 22.7 percent of the total Township land area, most of these residential areas are located around Little Rock Lake and the Mississippi River. In addition, there are a number of scattered small lot farmsteads as well as larger lot rural residential estates located throughout the Township. According to the most current data, the population of Watab is approximately 3,200 people, which is greater than the cities of Foley and Rice combined.

Due to the location of U.S. Highway 10 in Watab, commercial and industrial development comprises a larger share of its land area than other townships. Comprising 464.4 acres or 3.4 percent of Watab's land area, commercial and industrial development is focused on providing goods and services to the surrounding area as well as to the traveling public. As the Watab area grows, commercial development will continue to be located along this regional highway.

Official notices can be found in the Sauk Rapids Herald, the official newspaper for the township, as well as on Benton Cable Channel 3.

Every attempt has been made to ensure that the information contained on this web site is valid at the time of publication. Watab Township reserves the right to make additions, changes, or corrections at any time and without notice. Additionally, Watab Township disclaims any and all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions, or discrepancies.  
This web site includes links to other Internet sites that are not controlled by or endorsed by this township. Watab Township takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of these linked sites. 

Rent your Town Hall. Cost is only $50 for township residents and $75 for non-residents. See the Town Hall Rental Page of this website for further details or call the Township Clerk, Pat Spence, at 255-8916.

Watab Township is a member of the Central Minnesota Water Education Alliance (CMWEA). Visit the website below to take the Clean Water Pledge and find tips for homeowners.


Watab Township requires Building Permits and Land Disturbance Permits for construction projects.

See the Contact Page for further information.

Thanks to everyone who participated 
in Watab Cleanup Day. We had over 300 people come through. Special thanks to Supervisor Craig Gondeck for all his work on this project.

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Town Board is Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 P.M. All are welcome!  Click Here for the Agenda
Watab Township is grateful to Benton Telecommunications Foundation, a local foundation, for a grant of $32,695 to install this second Outdoor Warning Siren near the Pines Edge Grocery on township road right of way. This siren will be tested the first Wednesday of each month and is ready to warn residents in the area of oncoming storms or other emergencies.

Pictured is Supervisor Craig Gondeck with Scott Green of Frontline Plus and Starry Electric doing some of the installation.
The Frost Road Quiet Zone became effective August 21, 2015. Thank you to all the donors who contributed to help make this possible. The township continues to request private donations from all those who have been positively impacted by this Quiet Zone. Contact any board member (see "Contacts" page).