City of Newport, MN

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City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883

Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Welcome to Newport!

Newport is primarily a residential community and its strength is the people who live within the city. Newport is a small river community with residential streets bordered by large trees, which wind their way along the river's edge and the blufflands. Newport's small town persona is retained within its people and its physical environment even though it is within a 15 minute commute to St. Paul and Minneapolis. With a population of 3,435, Newport continues to encourage growth and development within the community.

Newport News & Announcements

City Offices Closed May 29th

In honor of Memorial Day, City Offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th.

Summer Rec Program

The Summer Rec program for Newport youth is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 13th and will run through Thursday, August 10th, with no program activities scheduled for the week of July 3rd. This year’s activities will be held at Pioneer Park. Preschool children, ages 3 to 5, will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. School-age children, ages 6 to 14, will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


If you would like to enroll your child(ren) in the Summer Rec program, you may stop by City Hall, or download an application form. Please mail, drop off or email the form by June 12th. Both sessions will have a limit of 30 children. For more information, please contact City Hall at (651) 459-5677.

Neighborhood Watch Program

If you or your neighborhood are interested in starting a neighborhood watch program, please contact Deputy Joel Muellner, Washington County Sheriff's Office, at

Library and Community Center Events

  • Craft Program - Come and enjoy a craft program at the Library and Community Center on Saturday, May 27th from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
  • Story Time - Bring your kids for story time at the Library and Community Center on the following Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.: June 3rd, June 24th, and July 1st.
  • Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle, and Jam - Come and see Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle, and Jam at the Library and Community Center on Saturday, June 10th at 3:00 p.m. This program is made possible through the Washington County Library and funded through MN's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
  • Movie and Craft - Come and watch a princess movie and craft at the Library and Community Center on Saturday, June 17th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • P.A.W.S. to Read - The Library and Community Center will be hosting PAWS to Read two days a week. This program allows children 15 minute time slots to read 1-on-1 to a registered therapy dog. Reading to the dog allows the child to relax, learn, and interact while also focusing on their reading skills. Kids can read every Tuesday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to Willow or every Thursday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to Dakota.

Community Garden Plots Available

The City’s Community Garden has moved to the north east corner of 4th Avenue and 15th Street on the west side of Highway 61. There are 16 individual garden plots that can be rented out. There are 4 5 foot by 10 foot plots available at $10 each. Each plot also requires a $20 deposit. If you are interested in reserving a spot or making a donation for the 2017 season, please contact City Hall at (651) 459-5677.

Click here for more information on the Community Garden.

Water Conservation Rebate Program

The City of Newport, in conjunction with Washington County and the Metropolitan Council, is offering rebates for residents and business owners to promote water conservation. This program includes rebates for Energy Star clothes washing machines, WaterSense labeled toilets and WaterSense labeled Irrigation Controllers purchased and installed by June 30, 2017.

The rebate is 50% of the cost of the item, up to a maximum of $100 for an Energy Star washer; $50 for each WaterSense labeled toilet (maximum of two toilets per property); and $100 for WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers.

Click here to learn more about the program.

Cottage Grove Safety Camp

The Cottage Grove Recreation, Police, and Fire Departments are teaming up to host a two day safety camp. The camp is open to all kids ages 8-11 and will take place June 20 - 21, 2017 at Hamlet Park. The cost is $58. Click here for more information.

East Metro Water Resource Education Program

The East Metro Water Resource Education Program provides education to residents in the east metro on ways to protect and improve water quality in the region. They are offering several workshops in the next couple months on a variety of topics.  Click here to view and register for their upcoming events.

Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Rules Adopted

The MN DNR has adopted the rules for management of land use and natural resources in the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA). Click on the links below for more information on the recently adopted rules and MRCCA. Please contact Sherri Buss, City Planner, at (651) 292-4582 / for more information or questions.


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Newport Event Calendar 

Tue - May 23
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Thu - May 25
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Thu - May 25
Park Board @ 6:00 p.m.

Mon - May 29
City Offices Closed due to Holiday

Tue - May 30
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Click on the links below to contact us.

  • Click here to request a service, submit a concern or report a pothole.
  • Click here to submit a code violation concern.
  • Click here to submit an odor complaint.


Click on the link above to pay your utility bill online. You can also call 1-877-885-7968 to pay your utility bill. Please note that you will be charged a fee of $2.99 each time you pay online or by the phone.