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 3,797 (2020), Newport continues to encourage growth and development within the community.

Newport News & Announcements

Summer Help Wanted

The City is currently accepting applications for Seasonal Park Maintenance Workers. Individuals selected for this position will generally work from May to September, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Qualifications needed include a minimum age of 18, possess a current drivers license and  the ability to safely operate motor vehicles, understand and follow written and oral instructions, and effectively perform manual labor for extended periods under varying weather and working conditions. The rate of pay for this position is $17.18- $19.15/hour. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. The next review of applications will be June 7, 2022. Individuals interested in applying can download the application and job description at or pick them up at  Newport City Hall, 596 7th Ave., Newport, MN. 55055. Submittals can be dropped off or sent to Deb Hill, City Administrator ( at Newport City Hall.

Job Description


Park Board Vacancy

The Newport Park Board currently has one vacancy and is seeking an energetic person with a passion for parks to apply. Interested persons should submit a Volunteer Application to City Hall. The Park Board meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 5:00pm. Questions regarding this vacancy can be dirceted to City Hall by calling 651-459-5677.

Water Conservation Rebates

The City of Newport, in conjunction with Washington County, has rebates for residents and business owners to promote water conservation.  This program includes rebates for replacing old clothes washing machines with Energy Star clothes washing machines, replacing old toilets with WaterSense toilets and installing a WaterSense irrigation controller.

The rebate is 50 percent of the cost of the item, up to a maximum of $100 for an Energy Star washer, $50 for each WaterSense toilet and $100 for a WaterSense irrigation controller.

To quality for the rebate program:

  1. Applicants must be Newport residents or business owners.
  2. Properties must be connected to City water.
  3. Products must be purchased and installed at the address listed on the utility account.

Click here to download the clothes washing machine rebate.

Click here to download the toilet rebate.

Click here to download the irrigation controller rebate.

Parks Survey Results

The City recently completed a survey of 250 residents regarding City Parks. The feedback from residents provides the City Council with significant information as the City moves forward with improving our parks system.

Survery Presentation (YouTube - Nov 4, 2021 City Council meeting)

Survey Slideshow

Respondent Data

Before Selling Your Home in Newport

Televise Sewer Main-No property connected to the City of Newport's sanitary sewer shall be sold unless the property sewer lateral has been inspected and is in compliance with City standards.  (City Code-Sec. 34.16, paragraph (7))

Pave Driveways-All parking areas and driveways that are unpaved or past serviceable life must be paved with ashaplt, concrete or other materials approved by the City prior to sale or title transfer.. (City Code-Sec. 36-161, paragraph (5))

Meter Reading-The City will read a water meter on the day of sale for $25 and provide a final bill.

Please call City Hall at (651) 459-5677 with any questions.

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer is an insect pest that kills ash trees by stopping the movement of water and nutrients in the tree. The Emerald Ash Borer is in Newport. For more information on this pest and how to check for it in your ash trees, visit the Newport Parks Page.

Open To Business

Open To Business through Washington County provides business advisors that can sit down with you to talk through your idea, help you refine the concept, and outline next steps to make it a reality.  It is a FREE service.  For information, visit or call Washington County at 612-789-8838.







Library Event - Storytime
Newport Library - 405 7th Avenue


Library Event - Adult Craft Day
Newport Library - 405 7th Avenue


Library Event - Peer Tutoring
Newport Library - 405 7th Avenue

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. Your concerns will be sent to selected City Staff and Code Enforcement Personnel. Your contact information is only used for official purposes and is kept confidential.
  • Click here to submit an odor complaint.


Click above to pay your utility bill or set up email billing. Paying with your bank savings or checking account is free.  Paying with PayPal or a credit or debit card cost 3.3 percent (+$.50 for payments under $100). For an additional fee, you can also call 1-877-885-7968 to pay your utility bill.

    Water Quality Report

The City annually publishes the results of its monitoring of City drinking water in the Consumer Confidence Report.  This report is to inform consumers of the need to protect our water resources, as well as to heighten understanding of drinking water and the process involved in making drinking water safe Please click here to view the 2021 Consumer Confidence Report.