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 Library Celebration

The Newprot Library will be celebrating It's 130th Anniversary on Wednesday, November 20th with an Open House from 6-8 p.m. There will be a program at 6:30 followed by refreshments. The Library is located at 405 7th Avenue and is housed in the old Baptist Churc (C. 1869). The Village Council was formed on July 20, 1889 and forming the Newport Library and Reading Room was their second point of business. This demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning within the community. The Library operated in the small two room Newport School from 1889 to 1897 when it was moved to its current location. It is one of the oldest libraries in Minnesota and it is consdered a treasure by Newport residents.. The original architecture of the church ramins and several pieces of furniture are made from the basswood trees which were once on the property.

Library and Community Center Events

The Newport Library and Community Center:

  • Family Story Time - Story time, Saturday, November 30, December 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 1 pm.
  • Books Alive - Join the fun where audience members participate in activities based on the book read aloud - Wednesday, December 11, at 5 pm.
  • Holiday Review - Come and enjoy the entertainment with the holiday review - Monday, December 16th, at 6 pm.
  • Ornament Crafting - Make a personal ornament for a special gift or to keep - Thursday, December 19, from 5-7 pm.
  • New Year's Noise Maker Craft - Create a noise maker to ring in the New Year - Monday, December 30, from 4-6 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.

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.



Click for Newport, Minnesota Forecast

Newport Event Calendar 

Thu - Nov 21
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Sat - Nov 23
Family Story Time @ 1 p.m.

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

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

Thu - Nov 28
City Offices and Library Closed due to Holiday

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.