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No, don’t flush anything except toilet paper down the toilet. Even wipes or products marketed as “flushable” do not break down correctly in the collections system and can cause sewer backups in your home or neighborhood. To learn about preventing sewer backups visit the Preventing Sewer Backups page.
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At this time refuse and recycle collection will remain the same. View the Refuse/Recycling/Yard Waste pages for more information.
Please refer to our Park & Recreation Department’s COVID19 Activities page for more information. Our Park & Recreation preparedness plan states that people should social distance and take turns. View Park & Recreation Department page for more information.
Compost permits can be purchased at City Hall. The Public Works Department recommends that you use our On-Line Services or mail an application to City Hall. Please allow 7 - 10 days for your application to be processed and mailed if you choose to use the online option or if you mail the application. You can view the Compost Site page for more information.
You can purchase a burning permit via our On-Line Services. Or you can locate a Burning Permit Application on our website and email or mail it to the Fire Department. View the Fire News Flash for more information. You can email or call 320-650-3500 if you have questions.
All retail locations listed on the City’s Refuse Collection page still provide green bags for pick-up. Several of the grocery locations where bags are sold also offer delivery or curbside pick up – please call your retailer for more information.
You can pay your bill in our On-Line Services under Pay For.
If you smell a sewer odor inside your home, check your drains. Often drains will have water inside them, which creates a barrier that prevents odors from entering your home. If the drain is dry for some reason, there is no barrier for the smell to enter your home. To fix this, put water down all your drains. Make sure to check drains in your basement or laundry rooms as well. See Prevent Sewer Odors.
Yes, Ferguson Waterworks is scheduling water meter replacement appointments again. Ferguson continues to follow CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidance and works closely with St. Cloud Public Utilities to ensure all required preventive steps are being followed. Effective immediately, Ferguson has implemented the following safety measures as it relates to interacting with customers during installation:
Learn more at our Water Meter Upgrade Page.
You can mail a check to City Hall or drop payment in the City Hall drop box. Please include the yellow slips that you received along with your check so that the City knows which property to apply the payment to. View the Special Assessments page for more information.
While it’s true the Coronavirus situation is ever-changing, the CDC is staying on top of best practices for safe traveling during this time. Wear a mask, practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others, and wash your hands regularly. View the St. Cloud Regional Airport website for more information. You can also view their FAQ’s.
What is Allegiant doing to help keep me safe? What are their policies?
View Allegiant Airlines Safety Protocol to learn about the steps Allegiant is taking to protect everyone’s health and safety.
No, all water shut-offs due to non-payment have been suspended until further notice. View the Utility Billing page for information on how to pay your bill.
St. Cloud’s Drinking Water treatment process has always, and will continue to remove and destroy viruses and bacteria. Drinking water is safe to drink during the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more about Drinking Water Treatment process on the Water Treatment Process page.
Yes, the Airport is open! Visit the St. Cloud Regional Airport to learn about flights and be sure to check out their FAQ’s page.
Yes, the Building Safety Department is still performing building/plumbing/HVAC/electrical inspections. You can view the Building Safety pages for more information. View Building Safety’s COVID-19 Building Department Updates page.
Yes, the compost site is still open. The compost site schedule can be found on the Compost Site page. City staff will be onsite to check permits, but the site itself is largely self-service. Directions for using the compost site can be found on the Compost Site page.
The city offers special pickups for disposal of large items such as couches, recliners, mattresses, box springs, carpeting, tables, lumber, etc. To view acceptable and non-acceptable items and how it works view the Special Pick-Up page.
Visit the FCC’s COVID-19 Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips to learn about current COVID-19 scams. View the IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments page for Stimulus Check information.
View the St. Cloud Police Department’s COVID-19 Scam Information page.
Visit the COVID-19 Business Resource page for the Latest Resources for Employers and Employees.
Customers are responsible for their service lines out to the City’ sewer main line. Blockages in these lines are the responsibility of the property owner. Please view Can I flush toilet paper replacement products or disinfectant wipes? Visit the Sanitary Sewer Related Information page to learn more!
The Governor revised the order to allow restaurants and bars to open up to outdoor seating on June 1st. The City of St. Cloud has been working with area establishments to increase outdoor seating. We have sent a letter to all the establishments in the City of St. Cloud and have looked at their ability to increase into their own parking lots. Downtown we have offered the ability for parking lots and potentially for street closures.
UPDATE: 9/14/2020 Please be advised that 5th Avenue South between 1st Street South and St. Germain Street West is now open to traffic.
The City of St. Cloud has had a meeting with all the property owners along 5th Avenue (between 1st and St. Germain). In that area, the consensus was not a need for utilizing downtown parking lots, but instead for a closure of 5th Avenue. Starting on Monday, June 1st 5th Avenue will be closed from 1st to St. Germain allowing additional sidewalk space and into the roadway with a lane in the middle for emergency or fire vehicles.
St. Germain street will remain open. Downtown restaurants on St. Germain are looking at increasing their capacity by utilizing on-street parking. Some restaurants, or bars, will also be extending contiguous to the front of their building and also potentially to a business that is on either side of them.
View StCloudParking.com for current road closures.
You can find out what streets are closed in St. Cloud by visiting StCloudParking.com. View also the What is the City of St. Cloud doing regarding downtown establishments FAQ.
Send in your application now so we can process without a lapse in your license renewal.
Yes, we will present the renewals to the City Council at a pro-rated amount. The pro-rated amount will be determined by the length of time the Governor’s order requires your establishment to be closed to on-premise liquor sales.
No, we will figure out the pro-rate amount when the applications go before the Council; once that is determined, we will send you an invoice for the annual fee.
Please contact the City Clerk with your questions or for more information.
Please visit the IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments page to learn more about the Economic Impact Payments (Stimulus Checks).
St. Cloud, Minnesota and National news and FAQ information can be found on the Coronavirus Information Page. This page includes the Stearns County and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Hotlines for questions about Coronavirus.
It is essential to clean and maintain the collection system to prevent blockages, keep wastewater flowing to the treatment facility and maintain public health. Recently, the collections system have seen an increase in wipes, paper towels, rags and other non-flushable items, requiring an increase in system maintenance and cleaning. Please view Can I flush paper replacement products or disinfectant wipes?. To learn more about the St. Cloud Sanitary Sewer System visit the Collection System and Sanitary Sewer Related Information pages.