Live the difference.

Why Dayton, MN?

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.

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.

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.

July 22, 2020 Update: Masks Required In All Facilities

In Compliance with Emergency Executive Order 20-81, a face covering is required when visiting public indoor spaces beginning Saturday, July 25, 2020. This includes ALL facilities. To learn more please visit,

City Hall, Public Works and Police Department Open to Public

Effective May 18, 2020, some city facilities will reopen to the public. This includes City Hall, Public Works and Police Department.  Fire Stations 1 and 2, and the Activity Center will remain closed to the public.  Any extension or changes will be communicated. While some city buildings will be reopening, there will be some restrictions in place.  No more than one member of the public will be allowed in the City buildings.  Markers will be on the floor to help guide people to ensure social distancing.   While the City offices are re-opening, citizens are encouraged to continue using email, mail, fax and phone procedures wherever possible.  If you have any questions, call (763) 427-4589.

City Council Meetings Update

Please 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 correct date on the community calendar to find the zoom link for 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 community calendar and click the link to join the zoom webinar.

Current Transportation Projects

Community Calendar

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Consumer Confidence Reports

If you would like to request a copy, please contact City Hall at (763) 427-4589.

Quick Links

**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.