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

Summer Recreation Sign Up

The City of Newport's Summer Recreation program starts Tuesday, June 11, and runs through Thursday, August 8th. Activities are offerered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11:30 am for children ages 3 to 5 and 12:30-3 pm for children ages 6-14.  Both sessions are limited to 16 children.  Click here for the registration form and drop it off at city hall as soon as possible.  The program is a first come, first serve basis.  If you have any questions, please contat City Hall at 651-459-5677.

Library and Community Center Events

The Newport Library and Community Center:

  • Story Time - Enjoy a story read aloud - Saturdays, May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, at 1 p.m.
  • Patriotic Wind Sock - Make your own Memorial Day wind sock, Wednesday, May 22, from 4-6 p.m.
  • History Talk: Main Street Landing - Come learn more about Newport's history from Bob Vogel, Newport's Heritage Preservation Consultant - Wednesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Books Alive - Join the fun where audience members participate in activities based on the book read aloud - Wednesday, June 5, at 5 p.m.
  • 10 Things Craft - Come and create a "10 things" I like about you hanging craft for someone special, Tuesday, June 4, from 4-6 p.m.
  • Alan Johnson Comedy Juggler Extraordinaire - Join in the family friendly fun while entertainer Alan Johnson performs-Saturday, June 8, at 2 pm. This program is presented by Washington County Library System and MELSA.

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 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 

Mon - May 27
City Offices and Library Closed due to Holiday

Tue - May 28
Library Board - 5:30 p.m.

Tue - May 28
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Sat - Jun 01
Family Story Time @ 1 p.m.

Tue - Jun 04
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 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 2018 Consumer Confidence Report.