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The City does not have a general "business license"; however, there are certain types of businesses that will require a license.
To find out if your business is one of them, contact the City Clerk’s office at 763-576-2712.
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City Hall is located at:2015 First Avenue NAnoka MN, 55303
It’s near Main Street, on the east side of the Rum River.
Like most elected officials in cities the size of Anoka, the Mayor’s position is "part-time", therefore, he currently does not have an office at City Hall. However, the Mayor would be happy to return your call and arrange a time to meet with you.
If you would like to reach our Mayor, Phil Rice you may call him directly at 612-702-8442 or by calling the City Clerk at 763-576-2712.
The City Manager is the City’s full-time Chief Executive Officer. You may reach him at 763-576-2711.
The City Council meets three times per month.
The first and third Monday of each month are their "Regular" meetings, beginning at 7 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall. At these meetings, the Council conducts business and takes public comment(s).
The Council also meets for a "Work Session" on the third Monday of each month, beginning at 5 pm in the Council Work Session Room of City Hall. Work Sessions are informal meetings of the Council, where they discuss and plan for upcoming business. There is no action taken at the worksessions.
Occasionally, the Council will hold "Special" or "Emergency" meeting(s). These meetings, when possible, will be posted in the official posting locations of the City, such as:
Yes, citizen attendance is welcomed and encouraged by the Council.
The public is welcome to speak at the "Regular" Council meetings, under Public Forum. Please keep in mind that the Council is not able to take "action" on anything discussed during the Public Forum, but may refer the item to an appropriate department for action or request that your topic be placed on a future agenda.
When speaking during the Open Forum, the public is requested to limit their speaking time to no more than three minutes. This will provide ample opportunity for others to also address the Council. It is encouraged that if you would like speak under the Open Forum, that you contact the City Clerk prior to the meeting.
If you plan to distribute any written items to the Council, you must provide enough copies for the Council, City Manager and the City Clerk.
Yes, you may obtain a copy on our website or by contacting the City Clerk at 763-576-2712. There is a charge to be placed on a mailing list for photocopies of minutes of all City Council meetings. Electronic copies are free.
You may contact the Anoka County Elections Department at 763-576-5275 to find your precinct information and the City Clerk’s office at 763-576-2712 to find your precinct polling location.
Precinct and polling information is also available at the Secretary of State’s Office by calling 651-296-2803 or at the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
Yes, meeting rooms are available. To schedule and find out if there is a cost for your use, contact Public Services at 763-576-2980.
Any of the following work requires a permit:
Please contact the Building Department for information at 763-576-2720.
Both dogs and cats require a license in the City of Anoka. You may obtain the license by furnishing proof of current rabies vaccination to the City receptionist. Call 763-576-2700 for more information. Residences that do have a license may not have more than 3 pets total (dogs and cats combined).
All job openings are published in the Anoka County Union, posted on the city website under Anoka Jobs, on the monitor in the lobby at City Hall, and on the city’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Applications are not accepted unless there is a job opening.
These are handled out of the Vitals Office at the Anoka County Government Center, located at:325 East Main StreetSuite 120Anoka MN 55303
For questions customers can call 763-324-1360.
All of your questions, comments and concerns will be directed to the appropriate department by calling City Hall at 763-576-2700.
Driver’s license, boat/vehicle tabs, etc, are handled through the Anoka County Motor Vehicles Department. To find a location nearest you, call Anoka County at 763-324-4000.
The Minnesota Official Marriage System website is a statewide data base and customers can search and order online.
The City requires all individuals traveling door-to-door selling products or soliciting for commercial business purposes (for-profit solicitor), to be licensed/registered by City Hall.
As part of the license application review process, in an effort to protect the public safety and welfare of our community, City staff conducts a criminal background investigation on each individual. Upon City approval, each individual is issued an official City Badge (JPEG) which will have the City seal embossed on it. The badges are to be worn on the outside of clothing so that it is easily seen. If a peddler or for-profit solicitor comes to your door and is not wearing a City issued badge, please call us at 763-576-2740.
This door-to-door activity is only allowed to occur between 9 am and 8 pm
If you do not want this type of activity on your property you may hang a sign stating “Peddlers and Solicitors Prohibited” in letters at least a half-inch high at the entrance to your property. If you encounter any issues or have problems with a peddler/solicitor, please contact the Anoka Police Department at 763-576-2800, or in the case of an emergency, call 911.