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 3,675 (2019), Newport continues to encourage growth and development within the community.

Newport News & Announcements

Public Meeting Information

City Hall will be unlocked for all public meetings. Residents are welcome to attend public meetings in person. However, individuals who prefer to have greater social distancing can attend any meeting by clicking on the links below or calling 312-626-6799 and typing in the Meeting ID. Meeting Password: "Newport"

Heritage Preservation Commission (2nd Wednesday of Even Months) @ 5:00pm

Meeting ID: 847 6157 8987

City Council (First Thursday of the Month) @ 5:30pm Meeting ID: 815 5513 7620

Planning Commission (Second Tuesday of the Month) @ 5:30pm

(Including April 6, 2021) Meeting ID: 852 4633 5342

City Council (Third Thursday of the Month) @ 5:30pm Meeting ID: 830 5668 7457

Park Board (Fourth Thursday of the Month) @ 5:00pm Meeting ID: 861 1080 8241


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health are closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus. More inforation is located on the Washington County Website, CDC Website, and Minnesota's Website.

Mayor Elliott has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Newport. a copy of his Proclamation can by found by Clicking Here.

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.

Emeral Ash Borer

Emeral Ash Borer is a insect pest that kills ash trees by absorbing the nutrients from the tree. The Emeral Ash Borer is in Newport. For more information on this pest and if you trees could be affected, 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 Craft Pick Up- Popcorn Fathers Day Magnet
Newport Library and Community Center- 405 7th Ave


City Council Meeting


First Day of Summer

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 on the link above to pay your utility bill online and/or set up an account to have your utility bill emailed. You can also call 1-877-885-7968 to pay your utility bill. Please note that you will be charged $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 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 2020 Consumer Confidence Report.