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

There is an increased risk of major flooding for residents along the river. The City will continue to update residents via the City's Website and City's Facebook Page. There will be a presentation during the March 21st Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m. regarding what the City will and will not do during a flood. Residents in the flood plain with questions can contact Public Works at 651-459-2475.

Sand and sandbags are avaialbe to residents to fill at the City's public works site at 1100 Bailey Road during business hours from 7:00-3:30 Monday-Friday.

Legal State of Emergency Presentation

Council Meeting Flood Discussion- March 21 (Link Coming Soon)

Council Meeting Flood Discussion- March 7th

FEMA Website- Flood Hazard Layer

Spring Flood Oulook (Updated March 18)

Part-time Summer Position-Assistant Director of Summer Rec.

The City of Newport has an available part-time position for an assistant director of the summer recreation program.  The hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-3 pm from June 11 through August 8.  The summer rec program will not be held on the week of July 1.  If you are interested in the position, please fill out a city job application by clicking here. Applications will be taken until job is filled.

Library and Community Center Events

The Newport Library and Community Center:

  • Story Time - Enjoy a story read aloud - Saturdays, March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 1 p.m.
  • Adult Crafting - Bring your current craft - Saturday, March 23, from 12-5 p.m.
  • Summer Activities Meeting - Come and find out about summer activities and plan across South Washington County School District area on Tuesday, April 2, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • 130th Anniversary Events - Come and plan the events for the Library and Community Center's 130th Anniversary - Monday, April 8, from 5-6 p.m.
  • Books Alive - Come enjoy a book read aloud with activities on Wednesday, April 10, at 5 p.m.
  • Paper Basket Weaving Craft - Create your own personal basket or design one for someone special on Wednesday, April 17, from 3-5 p.m.
  • Egghead Planting - Decorate an eggshell and add soil and seeds to create an egghead planter on Monday, April 22, from 4-6 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 (draft) for the City of Newport is available by clicking here.

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 - Mar 23
Family Story Time @ 1 p.m.

Tue - Mar 26
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Tue - Mar 26
Library Board - 5:30 p.m.

Thu - Mar 28
Park Board Meeting - 6:00 p.m.

Sat - Mar 30
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 2017 Consumer Confidence Report.