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City of Northfield, MN
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Ph: 507-645-8833
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Administration

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1. When does the City Council meet?
2. I have a question on my Charter Communications bill. Who should I talk to?
3. I have a complaint about my Charter Cable service that I am having trouble resolving. Now what?
4. Why is the City's telephone number on the back of my Charter Communications bill if I don't pay the City?

Arena

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1. Does the arena provide skate sharpening?
2. Where is the Northfield Ice Arena located?
3. How many sheets of ice do you have?
4. What is the capacity of the facility?
5. What type of ice resurfacing machine do you have?
6. What is the admission fee for Public Skate?
7. Do you have skates for rental? If so, what does it cost to rent skates?
8. When is the Arena open for public skate?
9. When are adult or youth open hockey times?
10. How old do you have to be to participate in adult open hockey? What ability level is expected to participate?
11. Is equipment required for open hockey?
12. Do you have ice times available to rent? If so, what is the charge for ice rentals?
13. Do you have ice year around?
14. Can the dry-land floor be used for trade shows or other sporting events?

Building Inspections

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1. When is a building, plumbing, mechanical or electrical permit required?
2. Can a homeowner do work on their own home?
3. How does one get an electrical permit?
4. How do I obtain a Building Permit?
5. When is a building permit not required?
6. What methods of payment are accepted for permits?
7. What are the required inspections for a Building Permit?
8. Who must have a Residential Contractor’s License?
9. Can I build a shed or detached garage on my property?
10. Where do I find information about my property?
11. How do I locate my property line?
12. Why is my yard marked up with different colors of paint or flags?
13. What is a right of way?
14. What is an easement?
15. Can I build a fence on my property?
16. Can I dig on my own property?
17. What is considered a blighted property?
18. Who is responsible for removal of snow and ice from a public sidewalk?
19. What are some of the most common code violations?

Human Resources

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1. I want to apply for a job with the City. Is there an application deadline?
2. I missed the deadline. Can I still apply?
3. How can I get an application?
4. Do I need to live in the City of Northfield to work there?
5. How do I know if I qualify for a position?
6. How will I be contacted regarding the status of the position I applied for?
7. Do I have to submit a separate application for each posting?
8. I applied for a job with the City last month. Can you just use the application I submitted then?
9. I don't see a job opening, but I would like to submit my resume so that I may be considered for a future opening.
10. What if I need an accommodation to apply for or perform a job?

Library

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1. Where is the Northfield Public Library located?
2. Where can I use my Northfield library card?
3. What identification do I need to get a library card?
4. May I use the Carleton and St. Olaf College libraries even if I am not a student or staff?
5. What can I do with my library card?
6. If I check something out at another library, can I return it in Northfield?
7. Do you have Museum Adventure Passes?
8. What classes or events are available for children at the Library?

Liquor Store

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1. What is the mission of the Northfield Liquor Store?

Main

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1. How do I contact a city department?
2. Is there a Rice County Office located at City Hall?

Police

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1. Is your vehicle a target for theft?
2. How do I obtain information about my impounded animal?
3. I received a ticket. Where do I go to pay it?
4. Where do I go to get a solicitor's permit?
5. How do I get a copy of a police report?
6. Where can I obtain a burn permit?
7. I have to get fingerprinted for work. Can the Northfield Police Department do this?
8. What should I do when the sirens sound?

Pool

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1. What is the daily admission cost for the pool?
2. What is the length of the lap lanes?
3. Can we bring food from home or outside vendors into the pool area?
4. How old does a child have to be to enter the pool without supervision?

Public Safety

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1. Fire
2. Police

Public Works

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1. How do I report a pothole?
2. How can I find out the easements on my property?
3. How can I get a copy of a Subdivision Plat drawing?
4. How do I request a street light for my neighborhood?
5. How do I get a stop sign installed in my neighborhood?
6. I am having a neighborhood block party. Do I need a permit?
7. I need to locate underground utility lines on my property. Who should I call?
8. My neighbor has diverted water onto my property. Who do I contact?
9. My business has a parking lot. Can I push the snow onto the public roadway?
10. I have concerns about Storm Water Drainage. Who do I contact?
11. The street light in my neighborhood is burned out. Who do I call?
12. When is there a City wide clean-up program?
13. When will my neighborhood street be treated for ice or have the snow plowed?
14. Where can I get a Street Map of the City of Northfield?
15. Who do I call if I see a damaged stop or yield sign, or a traffic light that is burned out?
16. Who do I contact to determine special assessment costs for a project?
17. Who do I talk to about getting a traffic signal or sign installed?
18. Who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk along my property?
19. Who is responsible for maintenance of my driveway which is within the public right-of-way?
20. May I plan a wedding at the gazebo by the Cannon River?
21. How do I reserve a park shelter?
22. Can I put plantings on the boulevard?
23. What type of materials can I bring to the compost site?
24. When is the City Compost Site open?
25. Who can I contact if I have questions about trees on my property or the boulevard?
26. Who do I contact if there is damage due to snow plowing?
27. How do I reserve a field at the soccer complex on Jefferson Parkway?
28. How can I reserve a baseball/softball field in Northfield?
29. How do I reserve the Showmobile?

Recreation

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1. Does the City of Northfield offer recreation programs?

Rental Program

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1. Can my home be rented?
2. Where do I make a complaint regarding a residential rental property?