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

Maintenance Operator/Mechanic Position Available

City of Newport, an E.O.E., is accepting applications for a full-time position of Mechanic/Maintenance Operator. This position performs skilled mechanic work maintaining and repairing small engines, fire vehicles, heavy equipment and related public service duties. Duties will include manual labor and light and heavy equipment operation in the street, park, sewer and water departments.

Minimum qualifications include: Two year of specialized training beyond high school; three years of related work experience or equivalent. Minimum requirements are a H.S. diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license. Must be able to obtain a class B CDL license. DOT inspector certification desired. This position is subject to Federal Regulations on CDL drug and alcohol testing. Must be able to perform essential functions of the job.  Wage rate $27.06- $30.06 per hour will be based on qualifications. Deadline for required detailed cover letter, resume and completed city application is 4:30 p.m., September 25, 2019 at Newport City hall 596 7th Ave. Newport MN 55055. Click here for application

Library and Community Center Events

The Newport Library and Community Center:

  • Back to School Party - Enjoy a treat and activities, Tuesday, September 3, from 3-5 pm.
  • Pencil Friend Craft - Make a special pencil, Monday, September 9, from 3-5 pm.
  • Books Alive - Join the fun where audience members participate in activities based on the book read aloud - Wednesday, September 11, at 5 pm.
  • Banned Books Week - Come in and Rebel the week of September 22 to 29.

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 - Sep 19
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Sat - Sep 21
Family Story Time @ 1 p.m.

Tue - Sep 24
Library Board - 5:30 p.m.

Tue - Sep 24
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Thu - Sep 26
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.