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 3,678 (2018), Newport continues to encourage growth and development within the community.

Newport News & Announcements

Newport Fire Department BOOYA

The Newport Fire Department would like to thank everyone that came out and supported BOOYA this year.  The winning ticket numbers for the raffle are:

$500 Cash Prize-Ticket #2188

$100 Cash Prize-Ticket #3677

$50 Cash Prize-Ticket #921

"Wagonload of Cheer"-Ticket #534

Summer Skoolie at Newport Elementary

South Washington County Schools will be providing free food and fun at Newport Elementary on Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m from June 17 to August 15.  

The Summer Skoolie program will also provide free breakfast (9-9:30 am) and lunch (11-11:30) for children up to 18 years of age at Newport Elementary from July 8 to August 1.

Library and Community Center Events

The Newport Library and Community Center:

  • Story Time - Enjoy a story read aloud - Saturdays, July 20 and 27, at 1 p.m.
  • Rag Wreath - Make a one-of-a-kind rage wreath - Wednesday, July 24, from 4-6 p.m.
  • Summer Talent Show - Come and join the fun at the talent show - Saturday, July 27, at 2 p.m.
  • Bird Feeder Craft - Come and make your own personal bird feeder - Wednesday, August 8, from 3-5 p.m.
  • Books Alive - Join the fun where audience members participate in activities based on the book read aloud - Wednesday, August 14, at 5 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

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.

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 

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

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

Tue - Jul 23
Library Board - 5:30 p.m.

Tue - Jul 23
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Thu - Jul 25
Park Board Meeting - 5:00 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. 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. 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.