335 3rd Street South
P.O. Box 238

Brownton, MN  55312

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Population: 731
Households: 306
Senate District: 17
House District: 17A
Location: 60 miles West of Minneapolis & St. Paul
Government: Mayor/Council Organization 

Welcome to the City of Brownton! 

The City is selling the 2013 Ford Explorer squad car.  Sealed bid forms can be picked up at the city office during business hours.  Please call with questions.  More information can be found on the City of Brownton Facebook page.  Bids are due in the office by 2 p.m. on Monday December 4th. 

*****Ordinance #98-An Ordinance Establishing Rental Property Inspections and Regulations, will go into effect January 1, 2024. All rental properties will be required to have an inspection every 2 years.  Application fees are $25 for the first address and $20 for all additional addresses and can be paid to the City.  Letters to property owners have gone out. The entire ordinance can be viewed at the city office or on the city website.*****


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McLeod County Historical Society | McLeod County


The Salvation Army Northern Division Logo HeatShare Program

HeatShare is a Salvation Army Program that provides emergency utility assistance for people with no place left to turn. The program is funded in part by Salvation Army donors and by local utility companies and their customers (donate online). Funds are typically used to pay for natural gas, oil, propane and electricity.

HeatShare is offered at most Salvation Army operation centers in Minnesota. In communities where HeatShare funding isn't available, other Salvation Army partners may have resources. Call 1-800-842-7279 to get assistance in your area or learn more using the drop downs below.

  • Low-income seniors
  • Disabled people unable to maintain a steady income
  • Anybody experiencing an unexpected financial emergency

HeatShare is unlike other heat assistance programs because it's based almost exclusively on need. Though families must first prove they've been denied county or other assistance, their eligibility for HeatShare is then determined by only two factors ” need and available HeatShare funding. To get help, either call our hotline at 1-800-842-7279 or find the local office that serves your area to call them directly.

Financial support comes from utility customers and people like you who give online to Salvation Army HeatShare or via their monthly utility bills (most providers include a HeatShare donation option in statements). Additional support comes from local utility companies and other organizations.

Among others, companies that support HeatShare include: CenterPoint Energy, Xcel Energy, MERC, Minnesota Power, Rural Electric Associations of Minnesota, Minnesota Municipal Utilities, Minnesota Mechanical Contractors Association, Duluth ComfortSystems and Minnesota Active Retirees.

HeatShare has provided more than $42 million worth of assistance to over 155,000 households since 1982. Annually, about 4,200 households receive an average of $400 to keep their homes warm.

The program's budget is nearly $1.2 million a year. But that still isn't enough. Year after year, requests for assistance are typically greater than the available resources. Annually, nearly 40,000 households request HeatShare assistance.

For More Information go to Heatshare Website   https://salvationarmynorth.org/northern/heatshare-program

Important information updates

Minnesota Energy Assistance expands to pay water bills – one application for help on energy, water bill and weatherization.

Need Help with your utility bill

United Community Action Agency website

Unpaid utility charges may constitute a lien against the property

Annual Cold Weather Rule Notice/Application  Click here  CWR Application

Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule (CWR) is a state law that protects residential utility customers from having electric or natural gas service shut off between October 1 and April 30. To protect your service from disconnection you must contact the City of Brownton to make and keep a payment plan that you and your utility agree on.

City Services:

      - Connection & Conversion Info
      - 2023 Building Permit Form
      - Fence Regulations

             Oak Grove Cemetery/Fire Hydrant Map

      - Zoning permit form 
      - Natural Gas Application Form
      - Utility Service Application

       -Appliance Recycling Brochure
      - Garbage Service
      - Recycling Calendar
      - Yard Waste Site-Open for 2023                                        Hours: T/Th 3:00pm-Dusk, Sat 9am-5pm
      - City of Brownton Fee Schedule
      - Cold Weather Application
       - Drinking Water Report

  2023 Rebate Applications:

         2023 Variable Frequency Drive Rebate

2023 Energy Star Appliance Rebate & Recycling Rebate

2023 Business Lighting Retrofit Rebate

2023 Business New Lighting Rebate

2023 Q.I. Centra AC/ASHP Rebate Form

2023 Cac Tune-Up Rebate Form

2023 Residential Led & Ceiling Fan Rebate Form

2023 Commercial LED Rebate Guide

2023 Business rebate infosheet.pdf

LED Bulb Disposal Guide

Cold Weather Rule:

For financial assistance, please see link below or click on contact tab:

Financial Assistance List

Cold Weather Rules FAQ

Shutoff protection info

Please don’t wait until you are up for disconnect! Call City of Brownton or one of the suggested agencies today to help with the amount due on your account.

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City Policies:

Facilities For Rent/BCG Application: 

Youth Programs: watch for 2024 forms in May