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Small town tradition survives in Robbinsdale's typical main street businesses and family-friendly atmosphere. Affordable, quality, single family homes are the predominant land use. Abutting the northwest corner of Minneapolis, the City provides a quiet haven from the bustle of city life. A regional medical center, convenient shopping, lake vistas, a variety of recreation activities, all only 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. Or stay in town and Celebrate Whiz Bang Days the second weekend in July.


    4100 Lakeview Ave N, Robbinsdale 55422     


Frequently Sought City Information:

Property Information Request Form
Including Permit History & Code Enforcement


DEPUTY REGISTRAR/MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICE Can't wait-you can drop off your license plate renewals and we can mail the tabs to you or try our new express lane for simple annual renewals.

Passport Applications: sufficient time is needed for processing applications and will only be accepted at the counter between 8-4 pm during the week and 9-11:30 am on the 1st & 2nd Saturday of the month. If you take a number and are not called to the counter by 4 pm weekdays or 11:30 am on the Saturdays we are open, you will have to come back another day.
   Passport payment MUST be check or money-order.

Building Permits, Contractor Licenses, Licensed Tree Trimmers, Questions about Building Requirements


Recreation Brochure and Registration Forms
Election Information
Business Licenses  On-Line/Paperless Utility Billing!     video

Utility Billing and Solid Waste/Recycling stickers, holidays, schedules

Yard Waste Information
Proper Disposal of Medications

Information for Home Buyers/Sellers and Title Companies preparing for Closing and Point of Sale Information
Remodeling Rebate Incentive Program
Recreational Fire Permit Application Residential Lots For Sale - Build your next home in Robbinsdale!           Video on 2013 projects

Frequently Asked Questions

Snow Emergency Policy

contact us (phone #s, hours, directions)



E-Subscription Service Available!
Sign up now to receive the periodic newsletters, next updates on activities, crime alerts, city council agendas, or press releases.  >>more

City Video on Robbinsdale Right-of-Way
Click here to watch Channel 12's recent City video on use of Right-of-Way and tips related to traffic safety.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Sing-A-Long December 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
Our annual Tree Lighting will take place Tuesday, December 2nd from 6-6:30 p.m. on the front steps of City Hall, 4100 Lakeview Avenue North.  There will be song sheets and refreshments for all, and holiday gift bags from Santa for children bringing a non-perishable food item for PRISM & NEAR food shelves.  The City of Robbinsdale and the Robbinsdale Chamber of Commerce sponsor this event.  Special thanks to Senior volunteers for preparing the gift bags.

Watch this Channel 12's Community Corner video on upcoming Tree Lighting.

Robbinsdale Chamber of Commerce Food & Troy Drive runs through December 12th
The Chamber’s annual Food & Toy Drive continues through December 12.  Food items in greatest demand are pasta sauce, canned chicken, canned tuna, cereal, soups with meat, canned vegetables, pancake mix, flour, sugar, cooking oil, and peanut butter. Food donations will benefit PRISM & NEAR Food Shelfs and toy donations will benefit area Battered Women’s Shelters. Drop off centers include City Hall, Broadway Awards, Citizens Independent Bank, Copperfield Hill, GO Health Chiropractic, Good Samaritan Society, Nonna Rosa’s, Robbin Gallery, and Strait Stuff.

Yardwaste Collection-through November
Still have leaf bags at your house? Can Waste Management see them when they drive by or are they buried in a snow pile. Next week is the last week for yardwaste pick up. Get your compostable bags and yardwaste cans pulled out of the snow so they get picked up.

Dispose of Left over Paint
Minnesota now has a paint stewardship program where left over paint is recycled instead of finding its way into the solid waste system. To find the drop off site nearest you check this website www.paintcare.org

County Road 9 - France to Parkway
Work on County Road 9 is progressing. Working on a few driveway connections before opening the roadway. Anticipate paving to be completed by mid-November.

Hennepin County releases draft 2040 bicycle transporation plan
Public comment period runs through December 5.  See press release for more information.

Crime Prevention Tips
Click here to watch Channel 12's recent City video on Crime Prevention tips.

Fall's Here - Yardwaste Information
Channel 12 video with reminders about yard waste collection.

New Guidelines for Recreational Fires
City guidelines recognize 2 types of recreational fires - open in-ground fire pits and portable units with screens/lids. More details in the Permit Application (Those who have obtained a permit for this year before July 22 are grandfathered in under the old guidelines.)  Video

Emergency Medical Information Form
The Senior Commission of the City of Robbinsdale developed this form as a tool to assist you in an emergency, When 911 is called to your home, the information provided on this form may help the responders with your care and provide important contact information.    Emergency Medical Information form

Quad Communities Recoginzed as Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Communities
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community is a designation whish shows that the communities are connecting resources to military families. Channel 12 explains more about the effort in this video.

Sump Pump Water should NOT go into Sink Drains
Important: Sump pump and wet basement water should not be put into inside drains. Too much storm water mixed with the normal laundry/sink/toilet water can overwhelm the system and cause backups. Sump Pumps are required to be pumped outside of the house onto the yard and storm sewer sytem. More details coming in the July utility bills.

High Water = No Wake
With heavy rain the lake elevation gets high with all the storm sewers emptying into the lakes and even small waves can impact private property.   Be sure to read and observe the slow, no-wake regulation on City Lakes.

Looking for something on our site?
Try the Search Engine at the Bottom Right of this page. "About Robbinsdale" (left side button) also has quick links to service information & documents

E-Connect Video Clips from Cable News Channel
Channel 12 is an award winning local news channel covering Robbinsdale and other Northwest cities. Even if you are not a cable subscriber, you can watch video links on-line or you can sign up to have links to local videos emailed to you once a week. More info here.

Bottineau Light Rail Information Videos
Hennepin County has two videos related to the planning of the Bottineau/Blue Line extension of Light Rail Transit.  The first is a promotional video with general information about the light rail extention

There is also a flyover simulation video. Click here to view

New Channel 12 video
What's going on in Robbinsdale? Channel 12 produces videos for us Take a look!

Door to Door Solicitors
Door to Door Solicitors must be registered in the City of Robbinsdale.  To see a list of current registered solicitors and licensed peddlers click here.

Remodeling Rebate Incentive Program
Thinking of remodeling? Up to $3,000 is available  depending on the extent of the project and family income.  >>more

City Spirit-Wear at Strait Stuff Downtown
Strait Stuff has partnered with the City to create City Spirit wear  more>>

OpenToBusiness-222x160.png (2320 bytes)OPEN To Business
Open to Business has walk-in hours at Robbinsdale City Hall. They are available every-other month. The next opportunity is December 3 from 9:30-11:30.  The consultant is ready to hear your business idea, marketing questions, etc.  The consulting service is free to residents and business owners. Consultants are available to assist in reviewing your business plan, assist in financial analysis, lease negotiation strategy, and can help you find access to capital when your plan is ready to move forward.

Learn more about the program or meet with consultants outside of the walk in times - click here  or call 612-789-7337 ext. 260

Municipal Liquor Store

The Municipal Liquor Store - Robbinsdale Wine & Spirits is near the post office in Robin Center. The profits from the store are used to help to fund park improvements. We've been Giving Back to the Community since 1947! Look for us on Facebook for updates or click on the link to find special promos.

e-Utility Billing and Account History on line!
Yes you can pay on line and view your account history and water usage. Watch this short video or go directly to the e-utility billing FAQs to learn more or jump right in and log on!

Plates, Tabs, Titles, Fishing Licenses
Robbinsdale Deputy Registrar's Office at City Hall issues vehicle plates, annual renewal stickers, title transfers, fishing/hunting licenses and more. We handle passport applications   >>more

Communicating with you in many ways
e-subscribe for crime alerts, call the city dedicated hotline numbers for game cancellations and winter emergencies, look at inserts in city utility bills for timely topics , watch for the annual city newsletter, or check out our Facebook page for recreation news or the City page for general information. 

Webstreaming of City Council Meetings
You can also watch on Cable Channel 16 6:30 pm on Friday and 2:30 a.m. Saturday. more>>

Thinking about going on a walk?
Check our maps at Activities & Events.

Save on Prescription Drugs...With our a Prescription Discount Card more>>

Lake Drive and 45th Ave (County Road 9 Construction)   latest info

Out & About Trip Flyer

Robbin Gallery & Historical Museum

Robbinsdale Area Youth Baseball

Robbinsdale Little League

Robbinsdale Area Youth Football

Robbinsdale Fitness Center

Youth Athletic Programs

Seniors Programs

Foreclosure Prevention Hotline

Walk Robbinsdale Brochures





2010 US Census

Robbinsdale's 2010 population -   13, 953 - population % by age:

9 or under         13.3%

10-19                10.7%

20-29                14.5%

30-39                16.2%

40-49                14.3%

50-59                13.8%

60-69                  7.7%

70+                    9.5%

Click on this link to find more census detail on the Metropolitan council website. Note: there are several tabs on the page.

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