Welcome from St. Charles, Minnesota

Whether you decide to stay, or just plan to visit, we welcome you to St. Charles and hope your stay is filled with many fond memories!

Located 20 miles east of Rochester and 20 miles west of Winona, St. Charles offers big city conveniences with the advantages of small town living.  Best known for being the Gateway to the Whitewater Valley, St. Charles is a vibrant community of 3,742 people comfortably nestled within the rolling hills and valleys of southeastern Minnesota. 

St. Charles is a great place to visit and an even better place to live.  Our vibrant main street, small town charm, and scenic residential subdivisions make St. Charles a desirable place to live, work and raise a family.  

In St. Charles, recreational opportunities abound. The Majestic Whitewater State Park is only seven miles north of the city. We have five beautiful city parks offering a variety of activities, including picnic areas, volleyball courts, ball fields, playground equipment and biking and hiking trails.  We are very proud of our Senior Center with over 90 active members, and our expansive recreation programs.

While you're here, play a round of golf at the St. Charles Golf Course, enjoy a warm summer day at our state-of-the-art aquatics facility, or visit our public library. 

If shopping is more your style, St. Charles' downtown area has several antique and specialty shops for your prowling pleasure, a pleasant outing for both the treasure seeker or browser.

Read More +




Click the image for a printable flyer!



2015 Recycling Calendar

Click the image for printable version



St. Charles Snow Removal Operations

When there is snowfall, no one shall park any motor vehicle on the streets, alleys, boulevards, or public grounds (except for municipal parking lots) within corporate limits of the city until snowfall has ceased and the street has been plowed curb to curb.

Exception: Parking shall be permitted on Whitewater Avenue during snow removal operations between 6th Street and 15th Street between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Violators will be subject to an administrative fine of $25.00.

RESIDENT NOTICE - Council meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

Agendas and Council Packets

Do you want a topic added to the next City Council Agenda?

Fill out the City Council Request Form and return it to City Hall no later than the Thursday prior to the next council meeting.

Lead/Copper Tap Water Monitoring Results 2014

Fact Sheet


2013 Consumer Confidence Report

The 2013 Consumer Confidence Report as released by the Minnesota Department of Health related to the local drinking water is now available. Customers may also request a paper copy at City Hall.

2013 CCR Report


Come discover St. Charles!