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Dogs are required to have a license. Download the Dog License Application (PDF). A certificate of rabies vaccination is required. License your dog at Mahtomedi City Hall. Cats do not need to be licensed.
Kennels are not permitted in the City of Mahtomedi.
All dogs and cats are required to be on a leash when off of the owner's property. Please be a considerate neighbor by cleaning up after your pet!
You can have up to six animals in your home, which may include a combination of both dogs and cats.
Residents experiencing problems with non-domesticated animals such as rodents should call a pest control company for removal of the nuisance.
Call Otter Lake Animal Care at 651-426-8871 to inquire about a lost dog or cat that may have been picked up.
Public Works only removes dead deer from roadways or city right-of-ways. Call 651-773-9730 to report a dead deer only.
For all other dead or sick animals call Washington County Sheriffs Dispatch at 651-439-9381.
Voters must be:
Visit the Secretary of State's website for election results.
You may vote by absentee ballot by contacting Washington County Elections at 651-430-6790 or printing the application and mailing it to Washington County.
Voter's registration forms are available on Washington County's website or at Mahtomedi City Hall or online. You may also register on the day of an election at your polling place with proper identification.
The City of Mahtomedi has two polling places.
Precinct 1 (if you live north of Stillwater Road (County Road 12) / Birchwood Road is located at:District Education Center1520 Mahtomedi AvenueMahtomedi, MN 55115
Precinct 2 (if you live south of Stillwater Road / Highway 244) is located at:St. Andrew’s Church900 Stillwater RoadMahtomedi, MN 55115
Voting is upstairs in the Sanctuary. You can access the Sanctury by either going north on East Avenue and taking the first right and parking in the back by the Sports Center or taking the second right and parking in the front parking lot. You can also get to the Sanctuary by turning into St. Andrews at the Hilton Trail stoplight and going on the driveway to the right of the Great Hall.
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Yes. Curbside recycling is provided by Waste Management. Please visit the Waste Management website for detailed information on collection days, items accepted, and more. You may request a larger receptacle for free!
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Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for future generations to come.
Xcel Energy offers a variety of programs and rebates for residents and businesses to help them save energy and money.
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**Limit of two rain barrels and two compost bins per household.**
Only available for pick up at the Washington County Environmental Center (4039 Cottage Grove Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129) during open business hours.
Rain Barrels & Compost Bins for Washington County Residents Only
Washington County offers several compost sites for residents. Please visit the County's website for hours of operation, items accepted, and location.
Washington County offers a year-round household hazardous waste disposal site located in Woodbury! This site accepts many household hazardous waste items including used motor oil and filters. They also are accepting electronics. Washington County Disposal Directory (Website).
Bridging, Inc. of Roseville, Minnesota accepts slightly used furniture and housewares. Bridging was founded on the simple concept that community resources should be shared with those in need.
There are many organizations in the Twin Cities that accept used clothing and other miscellaneous things. You can arrange for a curbside pickup of your items. Some include:
Please visit their websites for more information!
Mahtomedi's recycling contractor does not accept plastic bags. However, several grocery stores, such as Cub Foods and Festival Foods, participate in the "It's in the Bag" recycling program that accepts clean, dry plastic bags for recycling. Please note that plastic bag recycling rates are extremely low, only 1% to 3% get recycled, and the economics of recycling plastic bags are not appealing. Instead, use recyclable paper bags or reusable bags when possible. In the store, when asked "paper or plastic?," choose paper!
Mahtomedi has an open-hauling system for refuse meaning that residents and businesses can choose any hauler that is currently licensed with the City. Lists of haulers are available in the yellow pages of the local phone book. However, Mahtomedi has contracted with Waste Management for collection of curbside recyclables. View Mahtomedi's List of Licensed Refuse Haulers (PDF).
All dogs and cats are required to be on a leash when off of the owner's property. Please be a considerate neighbor by cleaning up after your pet! All dogs and cats are required to be on a leash when off of the owner's property. Please be a considerate neighbor by cleaning up after your pet!
Voting is upstairs in the Sanctuary. You can access the Sanctuary by either going north on East Avenue and taking the first right and parking in the back by the Sports Center or taking the second right and parking in the front parking lot. You can also get to the Sanctuary by turning into St. Andrews at the Hilton Trail stoplight and going on the driveway to the right of the Great Hall.
If you have a flickering street light or a street light outage, contact Xcel Energy at 800-960-6235 or use their online reporting form.
Mahtomedi accepts cash, personal checks, and credit card payments (Visa, Mastercard and Discover only). Payment options include the following:
Visit our reservations page for information on reserving our park shelters and canoe storage racks.
Snowmobiles may be ridden on City streets and on White Bear Lake, at speeds reasonable and appropriate for the conditions and not above the speed limits. Snowmobiles may not be ridden on pedestrian trails, in City parks or on private property, unless riders have the written permission of the owner. The one exception is that snowmobiles may be ridden on the unplowed portion of the trail along Stillwater Road. Snowmobiles are not to be ridden between midnight and 6 a.m. except in the case of an emergency.
Please be certain that you know the location of City and County boundaries. Next door, Ramsey County prohibits the operation of snowmobiles anywhere within the County. For information regarding other requirements for snowmobiles and off road recreational vehicles in the City of Mahtomedi, please contact City Hall at 651-426-3344.
The Public Works Department will pick up buckthorn that has been cut and put at the end of the driveways or near the street.
The City forester canvasses the city several times throughout the summer and marks diseased trees, the owner is then provided with information. The City Forester is also available to inspect trees for disease and to answer questions by calling 651-747-3736.
Leaves and debris that collect on top of storm sewer grates can create several problems. First, melting snow and rain cannot properly drain and can cause pools of water in streets and yards. Secondly, leaves and debris that are washed into the storm sewer can drastically reduce the quality of lakes and ponds. If you have a storm sewer nearby, please check if from time to time and remove anything that may impede the flow of water.
Mahtomedi's winter parking regulations commence on November 1 and run through April 1. During this time, no vehicles may park on any street from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. Parking is also restricted at any time that snow accumulation equals or exceeds 3 inches until the street is cleared of snow.
Any residence or business experiencing a problem with the public sewer system is asked to notify the public works department by calling 651-773-9730 immediately-and before contacting a private drain cleaning service or in the event that the drain cleaning service needs to cut tree roots in the sewer line. Please note that many homeowner insurance policies exclude sewer back-ups and that Mahtomedi is only liable if the back-up was caused by the city's negligence.
Public Works crews flush hydrants each spring and fall once all the streets have been swept. During this time, residents may experience discolored water and it may be helpful to open each faucet in the home, starting with the one closest to the water meter, until the water runs clear.
The Public Works Department appreciates the assistance of its residents in letting them know about potholes, malfunctioning traffic signals, down street or stop signs or debris in the roadways. Call 651-773-9730 to report these items. If the pothole is on Stillwater Rd./75th Street (CSAH12) or Hilton Trail (Cty 29), these are county roads, please call the Washington County Public Works Department at 651-430-4300. If the pothole is on Mahtomedi Avenue (Hwy 244), this is a state highway, please contact MnDot Dispatch at 651-592-1550.
Residents planning to dig posts for fences or decks, do landscaping or gardening, or otherwise disturb or excavate the soil are required to call Gopher State One Call at 811 at least 48 hours prior to commencing work. This is necessary to prevent damage to underground wires, pipes, etc., and most importantly, for personal safety.
Many answers to your snowplowing questions are provided in the Winter Reminders (PDF), Clip and Save Snowplowing/Winter Parking Rules ,or you may call the Public Works Garage at 651-773-9730.
Anyone with a question or concern about a private well or septic system is asked to call the Washington County Health Department at 651-430-6655.
When installing your mailbox, please follow these simple guidelines (PDF) that are required by the U.S. Post Office and City of Mahtomedi:
If you or your renter is moving, please contact Amy LaBelle and provide her with a final meter reading and billing address.
Mahtomedi's Water Department utilizes water meters and TouchPads. This system allows the Department to read water meters with greater accuracy and efficiency via the remote TouchPad on the outside of your house. The quarterly utility bill is mailed in a postcard format. The following explains what the utility bill abbreviations mean:
The average water hardness for Mahtomedi is 12.7 grains per gallon, the iron is less than 0.100 milligrams per liter and the PH is 7.5.
2023 Water and Sewer Rates (PDF)
This fee was established for the planning and maintenance of storm water holding ponds, ditches and various storm water runoff projects. Currently, the rates are:
The recycling fee is $9.85 per quarter.
Call the following numbers for other utilities:
Possible reasons for high water usage include: