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 even though it is within a 15 minute commute to St. Paul and Minneapolis. With a population of 3,578 (2017), Newport continues to encourage growth and development within the community.

Newport News & Announcements

Flushing Water Lines

The City of Newport will be flushing water lines until approximately October 22.  If you notice discolored water, please run cold water until it is clear.

Library and Community Center Events

The Newport Library and Community Center:

  • Story Time - Enjoy a story read aloud on Saturday, October 20, 27, November 10 and 24 at 1 p.m.
  • Pumpkin Painting - Project on Thursday, October 25 from 5-7 p.m.
  • Trick or Treating - Wednesday, October 31 from 4-8 p.m.
  • Holiday Review Open Call - Come in for the holiday show open call November 1 from 5-7 p.m., November 5 from 4-6 p.m. or November 10 from 2-4 p.m.
  • Napkin Ring Craft - Create your custom napkin rings Monday, November 19 from 4-6 p.m.

Library and Community Center Associate

The City of Newport is currently accepting applications for a Library and Community Center Associate. The individual selected for this positions expected to work mainly Saturdays and some weekdays for 4-6 hours a week. The rate of pay for this position is $10.50-11.00 per hour. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Click here to download an applicaiton.


Fire Hall and City Hall

The City Council continues to discuss a future Fire Hall and City Hall for Newport. Information regarding location and design studies can be found by clicking on the following links.

Feasibility Study

Facilities PowerPoint

2040 Comprehensive Plan

The 2040 Comprehensive Plan (draft) for the City of Newport is available by clicking here.

Water Conservation Rebate Program

The City of Newport and Washington County are offering rebates to promote water conservation for Energy Star washing machines and WaterSense toilets and 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.

Community Outreach

If you are interested in Community Outreach Efforts, please contact Deputy Laura Jackson by email at

Open To Business

Open To Business through Washington County can help guide your business to success. For information, visit or call Washington County at 612-789-8838. Click Here for an overview of the services they can provide.


Click for Newport, Minnesota Forecast

Newport Event Calendar 

Mon - Oct 15
Bread Tag Monster Craft @ Library 4-6pm

Tue - Oct 16
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Thu - Oct 18
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Sat - Oct 20
Family Story Time @ 1 p.m.

Tue - Oct 23
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.

    Water Quality Report

The City annually publishes the results of its monitoring of City drinking water in the Consumer Confidence Report.  This report is intended to inform consumers of the need to protect our water resources, as well as to heighten consumers' understanding of drinking water and the process involved in making drinking water safe Please click here to view the 2017 Consumer Confidence Report.