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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.

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Payment of Utility Bills
The City of Newport bills its residents for water usage on a quarterly basis. Payment in the form of cash or a check must be received by the due date to avoid having late fees assessed to the account.  Payments are accepted via mail, at City Hall, or at the dropbox located next to the front door of City Hall. 

Pay Utility Bills Online

Residents and property owners can now pay their utility bill online or by phone! Residents and property owners will be required to pay a fee of $2.99 each time they pay online or by phone. You can pay by phone by calling 1-877-885-7968. Click here to pay online.

Questions About Utility Bills

All questions concerning usage and your billing amount should be directed to the City's Accountant Deb Schulz at (651) 459-5677. 

LINES ON YOUR BILL:

Water is the amount to ensure water quality and maintain water pipes, wells and resevoirs

Sewer is the amount to maintain city sewers

Street Lights is for the expense of all street lights and stop lights in the city and to pay Xcel Energy charges

MWCC is Metropolitan Waste Control Commission (cleaning of the sewer water to be put back in the environment)

Storm Water is to maintain city storm ponds and storm drains

A common question posed by residents is why their water bill is higher over one period of time than it has been over another.  There are a few possibilities.  In the summer months, watering your lawn can increase your water bill substantially.  It may also be possible that you have a slow leak somewhere in your residence or business.  You can check your faucets, toilets, and water softeners, and if you still find no leak, check your water meter when you know that no one is using water.  If the dials on your water meter are moving, it will be apparent that somewhere there is a leak.  If you need help in assessing your home for leaks, please contact Newport Public Works at (651) 459-2475.

Please bear in mind that even if your water is not being used, the City has a minimum base charge from 0-10,000 gallons of water that is used each quarter. 

Moving?  How to set up or cancel an account. 

If you are moving in or out of Newport, please contact City Hall at least a few days prior to the closing / rental date of the property.  A member from the Public Works Department will take a final meter reading so that you are not assessed for water usage that you are not responsible for.

Is there a special rate for Senior Citizens?

Yes.  Senior Citizens who are 65 years of age and older are eligible for a discount.  Seniors should sign up for the discount at City Hall and must renew their application each October.