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Stormwater Utility Fees Mailed

Stormwater Utility Fees were mailed last week and are due February 9. The revenue received from your stormwater utility fee is used for preparation of a Surface Water Management Plan, maintenance of existing ditches, culverts, ponds and storm sewers, capital improvements in developed areas, equipment, planning, inventories and water quality improvements including weed control. Please note that the stormwater utility fee is a different account from your water and sewer account, so it will not get paid automatically if you are enrolled in auto-pay.

Washington County Opens Next Round of COVID-19 Relief Funding

Washington County will begin taking applications Jan. 7 from small businesses and non-profits for COVID-19 relief funding.

Applications will be accepted starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, and accepted through 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Eligibility requirements are on the Washington County website and the county’s Community Development Agency website. Businesses must be in Washington County, have no tax lien, and be able to show how they have been impacted, directly or indirectly, by an executive order related to the COVID-19 pandemic. They must have been in operation on or before Nov. 1, 2020.

Information and application materials can be found here:

The City of Lake Elmo is Accepting Applications for Planning Commission and EDA Seats

The City of Lake Elmo is experiencing an exciting time of community growth. The City is fortunate to have active and involved residents on its commissions providing valuable input for future projects and growth. The City's number one value statement is to foster an environment based on trust and ethics. These philosophies and practices help in the City in recruiting and retaining exceptional community servants in this capacity. The City is accepting applications for Commissioners on the following Commissions/Committees:
  • Planning Commission
  • Economic Development Authority

More information about each committee is available below. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled, with first review of those received by Friday, December 18, 2020. If you are interested in serving the community in this capacity, please contact City Hall at 651-747-3900 for an application form. The application form is also available here.

City Offices Will Be Closed To The Public Beginning November 16.

City Offices will be closed to the public beginning Monday, November 16th in order to reduce the risk of exposure to Coronavirus. Staff will be working regular hours and available by phone or email. A list of all staff contact information is available here:

Face Coverings Required In City Facilities

In compliance with Governor Walz' Executive Order, face masks will be required indoors at all Lake Elmo public facilities beginning today, July 27th. More information is available at

COVID-19 Update

With the recent outbreak of the Corona Virus/COVID-19 the City of Lake Elmo is taking precautions to mitigate exposure and illness. Public Works and the Fire Department are closed to visitors until further notice.

City Offices are open, however, we recommend doing all business possible over phone or email.

In the interest of public health and safety we are working to address the needs of the community and city staff. If you would prefer to drop something off without contact at City Hall there are drop boxes outside the building and planning departments. Necessary City Council and commission meetings will be conducted.
City staff will are available by email and phone to conduct business. We will continue to update as the situation evolves.

 If you would like to submit a public comment for City Council meetings remotely please call the City Clerk at 651-747-3911 or email 

For more information about the outbreak please refer to Washington County or Minnesota Department of Health

Spring Road Restrictions

Spring road restrictions start Friday, March 6, 2020 at 12:01 AM on Lake Elmo City Streets.

View the Spring Road Restrictions Map here

The Sheriff's Department is Looking for Help from Lake Elmo Business Owners

As a member of the Washington County business community, your business name, address and phone number, along with a current list of key holders, is maintained by local law enforcement and other emergency personnel.

City and 3M Agree in Principle to Settlement

The City of Lake Elmo and 3M Company, Inc (3M) are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement in principle to settle the lawsuit that is pending between them in United State District Court.