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
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 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 3,678 (2018), Newport continues to encourage growth and development within the community.

Newport News & Announcements

City Hall Open to the Public from 10 am-3 pm-Monday through Thursday

Newport City Hall is open to the public from 10 am to 3 pm Monday through Thursday.  One resident or multiple residents from the same household can enter city hall at a time.  If a resident is being helped at the front desk, other residents are asked to wait outside until the resident being helped leaves. 

The front desk will be cleaned in between each resident to sanitize common use areas.  According to state mandate, the city requires that people entering city hall wear a face mask.  If more than one person is standing outside, please provide six feet between for social distancing.  If a resident cannot make it to city hall between 10 am to 3 pm, please call city hall at 651-459-5677 to make an appointment.


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"

Herritage Preservation Commission @ 5:00pm Meeting ID: 822 5388 4034

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

Planning Commission (Second Thursday of the Month) @ 5:30pm 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 an outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China. Health officials confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Minnesota on March 6, 2020. More inforation is located on the Washington County Website, CDC Website, and Minnesota's Website.

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

City Council and other public meetings can be attended at city hall or electronically via Zoom Meetings. Meetings are broadcast on YouTube and the Cable Channel. Zoom log-In informaiton will be provided an hour before each public meeting on the City's website and Facebook page. There is an option to call into the meeting using a touchtone phone.  If you have questions regarding how public meetings will be held, contact the Assistant to the City Adminsitrator, Travis Brierley at

As of July 25, 2020, masks will be required when entering public buildings by order of Governor Walz's Executive Order 20-81.

Council Appointment

The City Council wants to appoint a resident who wants to serve. There is a vacancy for a position on the Heritage Preservation Committee. Residents interested in serving will need to complete a volunteer application and a short explanation of why they want to serve. Questions regarding the appointment process can be directed to City Hall by calling 651-459-5677 or in person during normal business hours.

Library and Community Center Events

The Newport Library and Community Center is open Monday through Thursday and Saturday with limited services.  Hours are Mondays through Wednesdays 3-6 pm, Thursdays 3-8 pm and Saturday 12-5 pm.

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.

2040 Comprehensive Plan

The 2040 Comprehensive Plan was approved by Resolution of City Council on May 2, 2019. Click Here for the approved 488 page plan. A printed version of the 2040 Comp Plan can be requested for review at City Hall during normal business hours.







General Election
Newport Elementary- 861 6th Ave

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 2019 Consumer Confidence Report.