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City of Dayton Temporary Facility Closures

City buildings will closed to the public starting Monday, March 23rd through May 4th.  Please view the Public Closure Notice below regarding City services. 

Due to City Hall closure and the safety of our residents and staff, City Council meetings will be closed to the public.  However, the meetings will be live streamed. 

NOTE: For anyone who wants to participate in open forum or comment on an item, you will need to download zoom prior to the meeting.  Please click the following link to download zoom.  After you have downloaded zoom, you will need to click the link below to join the meeting. During this webinar you will be able to raise your hand and when the Mayor allows we will give you the opportunity to speak.  You will also be able to type out a comment or question if you do not want to speak.  Please see below and click the link to join the zoom webinar.

The City of Dayton is located along the shores of the Crow and Mississippi Rivers and is shared between Hennepin and Wright Counties. We are a progressively growing community with a population of approximately 5,011. Dayton is located along the I-94 corridor and is only 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, and 30 minutes from downtown St. Paul.

Our Mission & Strategic Plan

The City of Dayton’s mission is to promote a thriving community and to provide residents with a safe and pleasant place to live while preserving our rural character, creating connections to our natural resources, and providing customer service that is efficient, fiscally responsible, and responsive.

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Why Dayton, MN?

City of beautiful, natural resources

We’re Right Here

A city of beautiful, natural resources with convenient proximity to the best of the Twin Cities’ amenities.

A strong community

We’ve Got Roots

A strong community that cultivates a genuine sense of connection and deep ties to its history and heritage.

A place rich in opportunity

We Play Outside

A place rich in opportunity to experience the many parks, trails, and rivers that immerse you in nature.

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**Please note that the official publication resource for the City of Dayton is the Champlin Dayton press. The website is a secondary and unofficial resource only.