- Local City & County Information
- General Information
You are welcome to view City Code - Chapter 90, by requesting a copy from City Hall at 651-429-3232.
- Animal Information
- Channel 16
- Curfew Ordinance
- Emergency Preparedness
- Fire Information
- Food Support Program
- Home Security Inspections
- On-Street Parking
- Property Information
Where does the Centennial Lakes Police Department transport animals that appear to be lost?
Otter Lake Animal Care Center
6848 Otter Lake Road
Hugo, MN 55038
Please be a good neighbor and a responsible pet owner and follow Centerville's City Code pertaining to animals.
You must have suitable equipment in your possession to pick up your animal's feces when exercising your animal off your property. Feces must be picked up immediately and disposed of in a sanitary manner. During the period of November 1st - April 30 all feces shall be removed from the owner's premises within seven days, during the period of May 1st to October 31st all feces shall be removed from the owner's premises within 48 hours and disposed of in a sanitary manner.
Habitual or Frequent Barking or Crying of Any Animal
It is unlawful for this behavior along with the following:
- Frequenting school grounds
- Chasing vehicles
- Molesting or disturbing any person if such person is not on the property of the owner or custodian of such animal
- Molesting, defiling or destroying any property, public or private
It is the obligation and responsibility of the owner or custodian of any animal in the City to prevent such animal from committing any act which constitutes a nuisance.
Animals Running at Large
Animals running at large is prohibited. Dogs, cats and ferrets must be in the control of the owner at all times. Animals are not allowed to run freely off of your property.
Farm animals shall only be kept in an agricultural district of the city or on a residential lot of at least ten acres in size, provided that no animal shelter shall be within 300 feet of an adjoining piece of property. An exception shall be made to this section for those animals brought into the city as part of education, an operating zoo, veterinarian clinic, scientific research laboratory or a licensed show or exhibition.
All dog bites must be reported to the police immediately. Use 911 for all service calls. Otter Lake Animal Hospital will no longer accept stray animals dropped off by residents. This must go through the Centennial Lakes Police Department.
Are You Well Informed?
If you have suggestions for improving the City of Centerville's Government Channel 16, please contact City Hall at 651-429-3232. Community events may be posted on this channel as well.
Centerville's City Council meetings are cablecast live on Channel 16 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.
If you do not have Cable TV in your home, you may still receive the Government Channel by calling Comcast at 651-222-3333 and ask for Universal Cable. There is no charge for this service.
Centerville Curfew Ordinance
Juvenile's may not be in any public place within the City of Centerville during the following times:
- Under age 12 - any time between 9 pm and 5 am. Sunday, Monday, Tue, Wednesday. or Thursday; and 10 pm - 5 am on Friday. and Saturday.
- Age 12 to 14 - any time between 10 pm and 5 am on Sunday, Monday, Tue, Wednesday. Or Thursday.; and 11 pm - 5 am on Friday. and Saturday.
- Age 15 to 17 - any time between 11 pm and 5 am on Sunday, Monday, Tue, Wednesday. Or Thursday.; and 12:01 am - 5 am on Friday. and Saturday.
- Get a Kit
- Get a Plan
- Get Involved
What Does Get Ready Mean?
- Get a Kit. Make sure your home and businesses have the right supplies on hand in case of an emergency.
- Get a Plan. Create an evacuation/communication emergency plan.
- Get Involved! Take a class, donate money, blood ,or your time.
- Get Ready at Home
- Get Ready at School
- Get Ready at Work
- Get Ready in Your Community
For more information, visit the American Red Cross - Twin Cities Chapter website.
CodeReady is a statewide initiative created to help all Minnesotans be informed, organized and connected on emergency preparedness.
- How do door-to-door or transient sales work?
The City requires that all individuals traveling door-to-door soliciting products or services be licensed/registered by the City. 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 certificate which will have the City Administrator's signature and the City seal embossed on it. The individual(s) are to have this certificate on them at all times during their solicitation event.
If a door-to-door solicitor/transient sales individual(s) comes to your door and does not have a certificate, please contact 911 and state it is a non-emergency and report the individual along with a vehicle if they are driving one.
- How do I get to Centerville City Hall?
City Hall is located at 1880 Main Street attached to the Centennial Fire District Station 3.
- Where's the Mayor's Office?
Like most elected officials in cities the size of Centerville, 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 so desire. If you would like to reach the Mayor, you may call him directly at 651-402-7753 or by calling the City Clerk at 651-792-7933.
- How do I reach the City Administrator?
The City Administrator is full-time and can be reached at 651-792-7931.
- Where and when does the City Council meet?
The City Council meets two times per month, unless additional meetings are called following posting requirements. The meetings take place the second and fourth Wednesday of the month and commence at 6:30 pm.
The meetings are held in Council Chambers located at 1880 Main Street. Work Sessions occasionally take place before or after a regularly scheduled meeting. At these meetings, Council discusses and plans for upcoming business but no action is taken.
Occasionally, the Council will hold "Special" or "Emergency" meeting(s). These meetings will be posted in the City vestibule and website as required by law.
- Can I Attend Council Meetings, Special Meetings, Emergency Meetings or Committee/Commission Meetings?
All meetings are open to the public and we encourage you to participate; however, a Closed Executive Session is generally closed unless otherwise opened.
- How do I get placed on a Council agenda?
The public is welcome to participate at the "Regular" Council meetings, Committee/Commission 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 to speak under the Open Forum, that you contact the City Clerk prior to the meeting or attend the meeting early to complete a form that must be submitted to the Mayor or City Administrator prior to the meeting. If you plan to distribute any written items to the Council, you must provide enough copies for the Council, City Administrator and the City Clerk.
- Can I get a copy of the Council Agenda or Minutes?
Yes, you may obtain a copy on our website or by contacting the City Clerk at: 651-792-7933. There is a charge to be placed on a mailing list for photocopies of minutes or all City Council meetings. Electronic versions are at no cost.
- Do I have to obtain a license to rent my home?
Yes, all rental housing must be registered with the City. If you are a landlord, please contact the City Clerk at 651-792-7933. If you are a renter, please contact the City Clerk at 651-792-7933 if there is no certificate with the residence.
- Do I have to obtain a license to operate a business in Anoka?
It depends on the business and its location, it would be best if you discussed this with the City Clerk at 651-792-7933.
- Where do I go to vote in an election?
Precinct information is available at the Anoka County election office or at the Secretary of States Office. Currently if you are a resident of Centerville, you polling place is St. Genevieve Community Parish, 6995 Centerville Road.
- Is City Hall available for a meeting?
Yes, City Hall can reserved for a meeting, however, a $100 deposit is required and there are no fees for non-profit entities. Please contact the City Clerk to make arrangements at 651-792-7933.
- Do I need a permit to build a deck, some windows, fence, in-ground swimming pool, shed, garage addition or finish my basement?
Yes, please contact the City Clerk for additional information at 651-792-7933 or complete an application on-line and bring to City Hall between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Please make sure that you have 2 sets of building plans for your project. If you are installing a fence, please make sure you have a certificate of survey.
- Do I need to license my dog and/or cat(s)?
The City of Centerville no longer licenses these animals, except in the case if an animal has been deemed potentially dangerous. The City of Centerville does however expects you to be a responsible pet owner and ensure that your animals have the appropriate vaccinations at all times and not allow the animal to free roam.
- Is the City of Centerville hiring?
On occasion the City of Centerville hires for such openings as seasonal rink attendants or seasonal Public Works Maintenance Technicians. These openings will be placed on the sign out in front of the building, on our web site, the League of Minnesota Cities Job Postings, etc.
On occasion the City of Centerville hires for Full-Time positions and those applications packets and notices can be found in the same locations.
- Is the Centennial Fire District looking for paid-on call fire fighters?
Please contact the Centennial Fire District at 651-792-7900.
- How do I report a problem with my water?
If you are connected to Municipal Water, or street issues (pothole, plowing, etc.), please complete our online form.
- Where does the Centennial Lakes Police Department transport animals that appear to be lost?
Otter Lake Animal Care Center
6848 Otter Lake Road
Hugo, MN 55038
- Does City Hall have a drop box?
For your convenience a drop box is located on the east side of the driveway at the City Hall. The drop box can be utilized for after hour payments and information.
- Are recreational vehicles allowed in Centerville?
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV's) are prohibited in the seven county metro area unless they are on private property with the owners permission. Snowmobiles are permitted to be operated within the community, but are strictly regulated.
Check out the Minnesota DNR website regarding state wild fire danger and current burning restrictions.
Recreation Fires are allowed on private property within Centerville as long as guidelines are followed:
- Only dry clear wood can be burned.
- The fire must not be larger than 3 ft. by 3 ft.
- Leaves and grass clippings cannot be burned.
- Fire must be clean burning. Smoke must not affect the neighbors property.
- An adult must be attendance at all times.
- Any fire larger than a recreational fire requires a burning permit. Permits are issued for a specific time period.
- Leaves and grass clippings cannot be burned at any time. There is a compost site available.
- There must always be a responsible adult present with the permit when the burning is conducted.
- Additional conditions may be needed because of weather conditions.
- There is a $50 dollar fee for a burning permit.
- Burning permits may be obtained from the Centennial Fire District at 784-7472.
Remember that burning the following items is strictly prohibited:
- Hazardous wastes
- Industrial solid waste
- Demolition debris of commercial or institutional structures. (A farm building is not a commercial structure.) Burning of any structure should be referred to a forest officer.
- Salvage operations
- Motor vehicles
- Chemically-treated materials
- Other materials which produce excessive, or noxious smoke, such as, but not limited to: tires, railroad ties, chemically-treated lumber, composite board, sheet rock, wiring, paint, or paint filters.
- Garbage, defined as discarded material resulting from the handling, processing, storage, preparation, serving, or consumption of food.
Would you like to have some extra dollars to buy fresh fruit and vegetables? Are higher prices for gasoline, heating fuel, etc. leaving you with fewer dollars to buy quality food?
For more information on the Food Support Program, call one of the following numbers:
For people 60 and Older:
- Senior Outreach Worker
For those under 60: Anoka County
- Income Maintenance
763-422-7246 (Adults Only)
763-717-7730 (Families with Children)
Public Food Shelf Listings
- Public Food Shelf Listings
- Centennial Community Food Shelf
200 Civic Heights Circle
Circle Pines, MN 55014
The Centennial Lakes Police Department is committed to the prevention of crime. To that end, the department will make its personnel available to you to conduct a security inspection of your home.
The service is free and includes a review of your home's windows, doors, locks, outside lighting and landscaping. Department personnel will suggest ways to improve your home's security and discuss other ways to avoid becoming a victim of crime.
If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Community Service Officer Kirchner at 763-235-2560 to make an appointment.
No vehicle, except an emergency vehicle on an emergency call, shall be parked on a street between 3 am and 7 am in the City of Centerville.
If it is necessary to park on the street, a free parking permit can be issued at City Hall. We require the year, make, model, color and license number of the vehicle(s) to be parked on the street.
All rental properties in Centerville need to be registered with the City.
Did you know? House numbers must be posted and clear of obstructions? Besides being a city ordinance, having your house numbers clearly posted will allow for police, fire and ambulance to find you faster in an emergency.
Maintenance of Property
Vehicles that are not licensed for the current year or are inoperable must be maintained in a fully enclosed structure or removed from the property. The storage of automotive parts in your yard (tire, axles, etc.) is prohibited. The improper storage of garbage, debris and other nuisance items in your yard is also prohibited. Please take pride in your community and your neighborhood.