Public Notices & News

Public Notices & News

6/10/2020 – Updates from the St. Charles Park/Rec Dept

6/10/2020 – Updates from the St. Charles Park/Recreation Department:

On Tuesday, June 9th our St. Charles City Council approved a Monday, July 6th opening date for the Mel Brownell Family Aquatic Center & for our Summer Youth Programs!!!

Our staff is current working on a number of details, including a COVID-19 Plan for each of our programs/facilities which is required from the Minnesota Department of Health to start activities. All of this info will go to a special Park Board meeting on Monday, June 22nd & then to the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 23rd for final approval.   

More info will be sent out/be available on Wednesday, June 24th!!!

Rick Schaber, Park/Recreation Director
City of St. Charles
June 11th, 2020|

St. Charles Park & Rec – Update 5/6/2020

Updates from the St. Charles Park/Recreation Department:

On Thursday, April 30th, our governor extended the “Stay at Home” order to Monday, May 18th.  With that being said, a decision to cancel or postpone our summer programs (including the aquatic center) will not be made until after May 18th.  The City of St. Charles will continue to follow the direction from the MN Department of Health & the Governor’s Office.  If the state directs us to cancel or postpone, the City will follow the state’s order.

We are still planning to run our summer programs as scheduled, so please continue to sign up online.  If we are directed to cancel programs, we will refund your money.

Again, all summer programs are still on as of today.  Any info/updates that we receive from the state, we will continue to share with you on our city website & our Facebook page!!!

City Hall is closed to the public, but our staff is still working.  If you have any questions, please email me or call City Hall at (507)932-3020.


Rick Schaber
Park/Recreation Director
City of St. Charles

May 6th, 2020|

Swim Lessons – Online Mass Registration

Online Mass Registration will open April 4th, 2020 at 10:00am.  *No early registrations will be accepted*
Click the button below to view our Park/Rec activity catalog.

For questions or assistance please use the “Help” button within CivicRec and a staff member will respond within 24 hours.

March 5th, 2020|

Park & Rec Notifications

Check back for any other updates and notifications.

Building Permits

All questions regarding online building permits should be directed to

MNSPECT at (952) 442-7520 or

Building Permit informational handouts and any required supplemental submittal documents are available on Mnspect’s website and have been grouped by type, including:

Commercial Properties and Multi-Family Apartments and Condos
New construction, additions and remodels including plumbing, electrical, mechanical, fire protection, etc. This includes Commercial Properties and Multi-Family Residential Properties (apartments and condos). These permits all require a commercial application and must be reviewed.

General Information
Permit status, permit fee schedule, credit card payment authorization, inspections and requirements & guidelines.

Maintenance Permits – No plan review required
Reroof, reside, window/door replacement, plumbing & mechanical change-outs. This includes single family homes, 2-family homes and townhouses.

Public Works Utility & Grading Permits
Public utility permit (ROW), grading permit, curb cut permit, sewer/water connect/disconnect, dumpster in the ROW permit.

Residential Properties
New construction, additions and remodels including plumbing, electrical, mechanical, etc. This includes single family homes, 2-family homes and townhouses.

Zoning & Land Use Permits
fence permit, retaining wall permit, hard cover calculations, accessory structures, variance, expansion and public lands permits.

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