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

COVID-19 Information

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 by Clicking Here.

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

Governor Tim Walz held a press conference on March 25th where he declared a Stay In Place Order. During this time, residents are encouraged to stay home except to get groceries, medicines, other essential travel, and exercise. Travel should be limited during this period, but if you plan to travel, please follow CDC guidelines which include social distancing and washing your hands. The CDC has included information on what to do if you should become ill.

During this time:

  • City Hall will be closed to the public
  • Utility bills due date have been extended to May 21st
  • Essential services such as law enforcement and Public Works will continue operations.
  • Council and committee meetings may be cancelled or held remotely
  • Information will be put out as it becomes available on the City's Facebook page.

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 currently closed as a precautionary measure due to the COVID 19 virus.

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.





Newport Event Calendar 

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 2018 Consumer Confidence Report.