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City Information: Services
Anoka County Special Notice

Anoka County will soon be mailing out Property Tax Statements and Valuation Notices. To learn more, please click here. 

General Information

Three zip codes within Nowthen:
Anoka - 55303
Elk River - 55330
St. Francis - 55070

Winter is here, and we want to help make sure you have all the information you need to plan your commutes. Click the link below to read details regarding the latest road projects affecting your commute.

Road Construction Information

Snowplowing Policy

Snowplowing Criteria:

  1. Snow accumulation of two (2) inches or more

  2. Drifting of snow that causes problems for travel

  3. Icy conditions which seriously affect travel

  4. Time of snowfall in relationship to heavy use of streets 


Snow and ice control operations are expensive and involve the use of limited personnel and equipment. Consequently, plowing operations will not generally be conducted for snowfall of less than two  (2) inches. ​

Process: Snow will be plowed in a manner so as to minimize traffic obstructions. The center of the roadway will be plowed first. The snow shall then be pushed from left to right on two-way streets. The discharge shall go onto the road right-of-way area of the street. 

Damages: Damage to a mailbox is a risk that snowplow operators face during their winter plowing requirements. The City will conduct a review of each mailbox damage claim to determine whether the City has any legal responsibility for the damage; and if so, to replace or provide reimbursement for the mailbox. If the City, in its discretion, determines that reimbursement or replacement is appropriate, the City may either: 

1.  Install a new mailbox with a standard size, non-decorative metal mailbox and a metal swing-away support post.


2.  Provide a reasonable reimbursement for the mailbox and support post that meet the City's Ordinance standards as well as state and federal requirements for mailbox size, support and placement. 

The City is not responsible for irrigation systems, garbage cans or fences, unless they are hit by City equipment; and only then if they have been properly located  (outside of the Right-of-Way). 

Rocks or posts in the Right-of-Way need to be removed before any snowfall to prevent plow damage. Rocks along driveways must be lower than the road. 

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