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 3,582 (2015), Newport continues to encourage growth and development within the community.

Newport News & Announcements

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant flushing will start on Wednesday October 11th and last for approximately two weeks.  Please check your water and run it if it is discolored for 15 to 20 minutes.

Human Rights Commission

Newport has not had a Human RIghts Commission in recent history even though it has an ordinance providing for one. This task force will look at Newport's ordinance and make recommendations to the City Council for reestablishing a Human RIghts Commission and possibly modifying the current ordinance.

As part of this process, the task force will look at Human Rights Commissions in other cities and meet with staff from the Minnesota Department of Human RIghts (MDHR). There will also be an opportunity for a screening of the documentary "Our RIght" whcih was co-produced by MDHR and Twin Cities PBS followed by a panel discussion which may be shown with the documentary on PBS. Residents of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Metro Transit Bus Route Information

Route 365

Express bus service to Minneapolis from Newport Transit Station. Route 365 has 3 trips to Minneapolis Monday through Friday. More details are available at!

Water Conservation Rebate Program

The City of Newport, in conjunction with Washington County, 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.

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; and $100 for WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers.

Click here to learn more about the program.

Library and Community Center Events

  • PAWS to Read - This program is temporarily on hold. 
  • Bookmarks - Create your own uniqure bookmark on Tuesday, October 17th at 4:30 pm.
  • Real Pumpkin Decorating - Come decorate a real pumpkin on October 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Cup - Come and make a turkey cup on Wednesday, November 22nd at 4:00 pm.

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

Street Reconstruction Projects

The 10th Avenue project will have the final steps of restoration this week and early next week.  Hopefully, both projects will be in final paving the week of October 23-28th. Mailboxes will be placed back by homes on Wednesday this week.



Click for Newport, Minnesota Forecast

Newport Event Calendar 

Tue - Oct 17
Fall Bookmarks @ Library 4:30 p.m.

Thu - Oct 19
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Mon - Oct 23
Hearing on Improvement @ 5:30 p.m.

Mon - Oct 23
Special City Council Meeting @ 5:30

Thu - Oct 26
Pumpkin Decorating @ Library 6:00 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.