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 

City Policies

Snow Removal

No parking on any city street during snow removal operations until streets are plowed from curb to curb. The owner of any vehicle parked on the street will be issued a citation and assessed a fine of $50.00.

Dog & Cat Owners

All dogs and cats in the City of Brownton are required to have a license. Cost of license is $25.00 or $5.00 if dog or cat is spayed or neutered. Upon application for license, proof of current vaccination for rabies will be required. Citations will be issued for all unlicensed dogs and cats with a fine assessed according to the ordinance. No dogs or cats shall be allowed to run at large within the city at any time. Maximum amount of pets allowed is 4.

Grass Clippings

Please do not discharge lawn clippings from your lawn mower onto the city street when mowing the boulevard. City ordinance prohibits this and establishes a fine for repeat violations. The lawn clippings will wash into the storm sewer, causing them to clog up. It takes considerable time and expense to clean them out.

Fixing Up Your Home?

Just a reminder that all construction in the City of Brownton is subject to the requirements of the State Building Code. The City requires building permits to make sure that construction meets minimum standards. A permit is needed for new construction, remodeling, and miscellaneous repairs, etc. If you are planning some construction, be sure to contact the City Clerk's Office for a building permit application.

Permit Application (pdf)

Utility Policy

Here is the utility policy relating to all utility services.

Utility Policy (pdf)


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