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.
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
At their December 17, 2015 meeting, the City Council approved a resolution to contract with Washington County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services. This contract will provide the City with effective and efficient law enforcement services, as well as a savings of $334,048 for the first two years.
This contract started January 1, 2016 and is for two years. As part of the contract, all five Newport Officers became employees of the County. Four of the five officers still work in Newport. Additionally, the County provided one full-time Sergeant, Bill Harrell, William.Harrell@co.washington.mn.us.
Per the contract, the County will respond to non-emergency and emergency calls for services, enforce laws and ordinances, investigate crimes, and other functions and services as requested to the citizens and business owners of Newport.
Below is some information on some of the services that the County will provide through the contract.
Patrol: The five Deputies and one Sergeant will be based out of City Hall and will continue to provide 24/7 police coverage in Newport. Additionally, they will continue to be at Newport Elementary patrolling in the morning and afternoon. To report an emergency, call 9-1-1 and to report a non-emergency, call (651) 439-9381.
Police / Accident Reports: To request a police or accident report, please contact Washington County Records directly at (651) 430-7600.
Permit to Purchase / Carry a Gun: Washington County handles permits to purchase and permits to carry. Click here to view more information or contact them at (651) 430-7600.
Fingerprinting: Fingerprinting is provided at the Washington County Law Enforcement Center, 15015 62nd Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082. Please contact Washington County Sheriff's Office at (651) 430-7900 to schedule an appointment.
Code Enforcement: Washington County will review any complaints that are filed regarding code enforcement. An individual may file a complaint by coming into City Hall, calling City Hall at (651) 459-5677, emailing email@example.com, or calling non-emergency dispatch at (651) 439-9381. Once a property has been inspected and a violation is noted, the County and City will take the necessary steps to resolve the issue, which can include a warning or citation.
If you receive a warning or citation, do not ignore it! Instead, take the necessary steps to correct the issue(s) listed. Always feel free to call City Hall if you do not understand the notice or need more time to correct the issue(s). Failure to resolve the issue may result in additional actions such as fines, a formal court complaint, or City facilitated abatement.
Animal Control: Washington County will respond to all animal calls and the City will provide transport of animals if needed.
Contact Info: Please feel free to contact either the City or Sheriff's Office with any questions or concerns. Below is contact information for both.
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Washington County Law Enforcement Center:
Records: (651) 430-7600
Jail: (651) 430-7900
Dispatch: (651) 439-9381
15015 62nd Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday