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

Flood Information

The City will continue to update residents via the City's Website and City's Facebook Page. Residents in the flood plain with questions can contact Public Works at 651-459-2475.

Sand and sandbags are available.  A sandbagging station is available at Public Works at 1100 Bailey Road.  If you have any questions, please call 651-459-5677.

Legal State of Emergency Presentation

Council Meeting Flood Discussion- March 21

Council Meeting Flood Discussion- March 7th

FEMA Website- Flood Hazard Layer

Library and Community Center Events

The Newport Library and Community Center:

  • Story Time - Enjoy a story read aloud - Saturdays, April 27, May 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 1 p.m.
  • Adult Crafting - Bring your current craft - Saturday, April 27, from 12-5 p.m.
  • Star Wreath Craft - Create your own star wreath or make one for someone special - Monday, May 6, from 3-5 p.m.
  • Books Alive - Join the fun where audience members participate in activities based on the book read aloud - Wednesday, May 8, at 5 p.m.
  • Patriotic Wind Sock - Make your own Memorial Day wind sock, Wednesday, May 22, from 4-6 p.m.
  • History Talk: Main Street Landing - Come learn more about Newport's history from Bob Vogel, Newport's Heritage Preservation Consultant - Wednesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m.

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.

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

Emerald Ash Borer is in Newport

If you have ash trees, please look for signs of emerald ash borer (EAB).  One sign of possible EAB infestation is woodpecker damage.  Winter and early spring are good times to look for signs of EAB.  For more information click here, visit the Minnesota Deparment of Agriculture site at or call 1-888-545-6684

2040 Comprehensive Plan

The 2040 Comprehensive Plan was sent to the Metropolitan Council for review as approved by City Council. Click Here for the most recent draft of the 2040 Plan.

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


Click for Newport, Minnesota Forecast

Newport Event Calendar 

Sat - Apr 27
Family Story Time @ 1 p.m.

Mon - Apr 29
Planning Commission 5:30 p.m.

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

Thu - May 02
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Sat - May 04
Family Story Time @ 1 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 2018 Consumer Confidence Report.