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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

Election Information
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.
    Passport payment MUST be check or money-order.
Recreation Brochure and Registration Forms
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
Remodeling Rebate Incentive Program
Recreational Fire Permit Application
*Frequently Asked Question for Fire Permits
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

Yard Waste Collection - Starting April 7th!
Weekly yard waste collection has kicked off a week earlier than normal. Remember to use compostable bags or reusable containers. Need more details on how to set out yardwaste? Click here!

Arbor Day Celebration - April 26th
Join us at Sochacki Park at 10:30 a.m. April 26th for our annual Arbor Day Celebration. We will plant a tree and talk about the importance of trees. This is also our park clean up day and we will have gloves and bags for anyone who wants to participate. There is more information in this video produced by Channel 12.

Seeking Donations For Downtown Flower Baskets
Spring is here and it won't be long before the Robbinsdale Beautification Committee hands the beautiful flower baskets up along West Broadway.  Your help is neeeded as the flowers are only possible thanks to generous donations from Robbisndale residents and business owners - donations in any amount are appreciated (checks payable to Robbinsdale Beautification Committee). Please mail donations to Kelly Hemsath, 4217 York Avenue N, Robbinsdale 55422. Thank you!

Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Study Underway
We would like you to participate in a study, funded by Hennepin County, which will help us to identify improvements needed in our pedestrian and bicycle routes. Visit this website for more information, a wikiplan where you can map your feedback, and an on-line survey: www.robbinsdalepedbikeplan.org

Bottineau Draft Environmental Impact Statement & Public Hearings
The Bottneau Draft EIS and associated public hearing dates are posted on the project website http://bottransit.org/. This is a major milestone >>more

Video on Robbinsdale Spring Activites
Watch this Channel 12 City video segment on upcoming spring activites.

Spring Load Limits
Spring road restrictions began at 12:01 a.m. on Friday March 14, 2014. Click here to see map of Robbinsdale restrictions.  Maximum length of restrictions is 8 weeks, which would be May 9, 2014.

Spring Load Limits restrict the weight of vehicles on local roads. It mostly impacts construction projects.

Deep Frost Causing Some Water Service Freeze
Despite warmer weather, the frost is going deeper. Some private water connections have frozen in Robbinsdale and across the metro area and state. Information on symptoms and options - read more>>

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.

Everyone Run, Walk, or Roll May 17
Join the first annual Birdtown Event on May 17th - you can take on the half-marathon, 8k, 4k, or participate in the kid's run at Lakeview Terrace Park. All routes are open for walkers. 8k and 4k are wheelchair friendly.  Information is available on the event website - funds raised will help to support the Heart of Robbinsdale Community Foundation. Early bird registration goes through February 28th.

Crystal Lake Regional Trail Approved
Click here to see Channel 12's video on the Crystal Lake Regional Trail recently approved by Robbinsdale City Council.

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale
The Recycling Association of America is holding their annual sale of rain barrels and compost bins. Read more >>
2014 Paint-A-Thon Applications Available
For low-income seniors and those with physical disabilities.  Click here for more information.

Snow Emergency Policy
The City may call a snow emergency when snow reaches a depth of 2 inches. Once a snow emergency has been called, there is no parking on the streets until they have been plowed from curb-to-curb.   Snow emergency notices are given to area broadcasters and are given on our snow emergency line:          763-531-1275.    

Violators could be ticketed and/or towed.

Robbinsdale Wine & Spirits and Public Works Get Ready for Spring
We are getting ready for Spring and giving back to the community by investing in our parks at Robbinsdale Wine & Spirits - video

Public Works is also getting ready for spring- video

Senior Commission Openings
There are currently 2 openings on the Senior Commission.  We are looking to fill the vacancy for Ward 1 Commissioner and Ward 3 Commissioner. Click here for application and more information on the Senior Commission.

Free Car Seat Clinics Offered
Have your child's car seat checked by a licensed technician.  Information on this link regarding days and phone number for appointment.

Have you thought about joining the Robbinsdale City Band?
Channel 12 produced this video for us about the Robbinsdale City Band. You can also find details about how to join the band on their website.

Great Info on Metro Transit Route 14 & other Connections from Hubbard Marketplace
Handy information about the Metro Transit bus routes in Robbinsdale. Follow this link 

Bottineau Light Rail Information Videos
Hennepin County has just released 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.

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.

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.

Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Community - Quad City Exploration
Robbinsdale, Crystal, New Hope and Golden Valley are exploring the option of a Quad City effort in support of military families... Read more >>

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

Downtown Zoning Information
There have been a lot of questions regarding downtown Robbinsdale zoning and the old Twin City Federal site. A special webpage has been added to provide background information.

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 on the 1st Wednesday (EVEN numbered months - next one June 4) from 9:30-11:30 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

Yard Waste Pick-up
Yard Waste pick up started in April and generally runs through mid-November. More info inside>>

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

Searching 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

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)

Park Pavilion Taskforce Unveils Concept Plans

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.

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