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 Color Town Tour has changed their location for Friday's concert to the Brownton Area Civic Center and moved the time to 2pm to 4pm. Come on over and hear some great music.


              City of Brownton Clean-up Sat Aug 10, 9am-Noon

Located at the Yard Waste Site-1st Ave S

Appliances-$10.00-doors removed Air Fryer, Air Purifier, Bread Maker, Chain Saw, Countertop Mixer, Dishwasher, Dryer, Fans(Large Box), Garage Door Opener, Generator, Grill, Heater, Humidifier, Ice Maker,  Large Crockpot(4qt), Leaf Blower, Microwave, Power Tools, Pressure Cooker, Pressure Washer, Range, Roto Tiller, Shop Vac, Smoker, Sump Pump Toaster Oven, Vacuum/Shampooer, Washer, Water Heater, Water Softener  

Appliances-$15.00-doors removed Air Compressor, Air Conditioner, Dehumidifier, Freezer, Furnace, Refrigerator

 Appliances-$20.00 Plastic Tank Water Heaters 


 Electronics-$10.00 Bug Zapper, CD Player, Computer Tower, DVD/VCR/Blue Ray Player, Fireplace Inserts, Flat Screen TV/Monitor, Laptops, Lighted/Fiber Optic Trees, Metal Detector, Powered Fitness Equipment, Printer/Copier/Fax Machine, Scanner, Satellite/Cable Box, Speakers >12” high, Stereo Console/Receiver, Subwoofer, Typewriter, UPS Battery Back-up, Video Game Console 


 Electronics-$15.00 CRT Computer/Monitor/Television, Projection Screen TV’s


 Household Furniture/Fixtures-$5.00--$10.00 Chair, Couch, Desk, Door, Headboard, Lamp, Light Fixture, Mattress, Table, Toilets  


Construction Debris/Building Material-$TBD Brick, Crushed/Broken Concrete, Dry Wall, Glass, Shingles, Untreated Lumber  

 Tires Light Car and Truck tires        $5/wo rim                   $7/w rim   


 Free Items-Answering Machine, Blender, Calculator, Camcorder, Camera, Cell Phone, Docking Station, E-cigs & Vaping Devices/ Mods, Electronic Book Reader, Electric Hair Trimmer/Razor, Frother Wand, Fish Finder, Glucose Meter, Hair Styling Device, Hand Mixer, Heating Pad, Ipad, Immersion Blender, Keyboard, Mouse, Power Strip, Small Counter Top Appliance, Small Fan/Air Pump, Small Heater/Radio Speakers/Tablets/Laptop, Two Radio 


 Mobile Hazardous Material Pickup-McLeod County Shed-1st Ave S Batteries, Cleaners, Oils, Paints   


 Cardboard will also be accepted-free  


Please call 320-328-5318 to inquire on other items. 

CCR Water report is updated in link, report will not be published or mailed, but is available here at www.cityofbrownton.com or call City Office at 320-328-5318.


   Brownton Public Library  |  GSL Public Schools  |  McLeod for Tomorrow

McLeod County Historical Society | McLeod County

County Solid Waste


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:

Check out Church/School tab for links to local schools including Noah's Ark Preschool


United Community Action Agency website

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.

Unpaid utility charges may constitute a lien against the property

City Services:

      - Natural Gas Connection & Conversion Info
      - 2024 Building Permit Form
      - Fence Regulations

             Oak Grove Cemetery/Fire Hydrant Map

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

       - Data Request Form

      - Appliance Recycling Brochure
      - Garbage Service
      - Residential Curbside Recycling Calendar
      - Yard Waste Site
      - City of Brownton Fee Schedule
      - Cold Weather Application
      - CCR Drinking Water Report

  2024 Rebate Applications:

2024 Variable Frequency Drive Rebate

2024 Energy Star Appliance Rebate & Recycling Rebate

2024 Business Lighting Retrofit Rebate

2024 Business New Lighting Rebate

2024 Q.I. Centra AC/ASHP Rebate Form

2024 Cac Tune-Up Rebate Form

2024 Residential Led & Ceiling Fan Rebate Form

2024 Commercial LED Rebate Guide

2024 Business Rebate Info Sheet

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/Application: 

Youth Programs: 2024 Forms Now Available!