New Residents Information


We thought you might like some answers to questions people often have when moving to a new community. The City website is a great resource and many answers can be found here, including timely messages that staff or council may need to send out to the community. 


Chickens are allowed in residential areas in Dayton, but no roosters or crowing hens.  The number allowed varies based on size of lot and zoning.  


Flushable Items

Toilet paper only!

Please do not flush tissues, paper towel, feminine hygiene products, and flushable wipes, as they do not break down and cause problems with sewer pumps. The same products can cause problems with septic systems, as well. They can plug up the holes in a drain field, causing it to fail. 

City Council Meetings

Council meetings are open to the public and are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Meetings take place at 6:30 pm at the City of Dayton Council Chambers located at 12260 South Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, MN 55327.  After meetings are convened at 6:30 p.m, the floor is open to citizen input. Please refer to the Community Calendar for Council Meetings.

Garbage, Recycling & Organic Recycling


The City pays for recycling out of property taxes and Republic Services picks up every other week.  If you need a barrel delivered to your address, please contact Republic Services at (320) 252-9608 and refer to the 2024 Recycling Schedule


This information is provided as a courtesy, but residents should contact the service provider to verify they service their address.

  • Ace Solid Waste: (763) 427-3110
  • Curbside Waste: (763) 504-CURB
  • Republic Services: (763) 972-3335
  • Waste Management: (886) 513-1811

Organic Recycling

Dayton residents have the opportunity to participate in organic recycling. Organics recycling involves collecting food scraps, non-recyclable paper and other compostable products to be recycled into compost at a large-scale composting facility. This process creates a nutrient-rich material that can be used in gardens and landscaping projects. Organics recycling is the best opportunity to reduce our trash – about 25 percent what we throw away is organic materials like food scraps and compostable paper. In order to be successful with organics recycling, it’s important to understand why it’s important, how it works, what is accepted, and how to get started.  Dayton residents have the opportunity to organic recycle. 

Drop-off location:  16471 South Diamond Lake Rd

Interested in receiving information or participating in organic recycling?  Please contact Assistant Administrator/City Clerk, Amy Benting at  

Gas Provider: CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy is the gas provider for the City of Dayton.  If you questions, please contact the provider at (612) 372-4727.  To report a gas leak emergency, please contact (612) 372-5050 or (800) 296-9815.  

Homestead Information

The City of Dayton does not take homestead applications at City Hall.  For homesteading information, please contact the County where your property resides. 

Hennepin County (612) 348-3046
To visit the Hennepin County website, please click HERE

Wright County (763) 682-7367
To visit the Wright County website, please click HERE

Internet & Cable Options

Please view the following list of available internet & cable providers:

On-Street Parking

Overnight parking on any City street requires a Parking Permit.  These are available at no cost from the Police Department.  The Police Department is located at 13700 Zanzibar Lane N.  If you need additional information, please contact (763) 427-2017


Rental Licenses

Any home that is rented out must have a rental license.  The cost is $300.00 for two years and an inspection must pass prior to a license being issued.  Rental application and ordinance can be found under Permits, Licenses & Forms.


Property Taxes

If you have questions on property taxes, please contact Hennepin County Assessor’s office by calling (612) 348-3046 or visit


Street Lights & Electric Utility Service Areas

The City pays for street lights and maintenance out of property taxes.  If you notice a street light out, please call Public Works at (763) 427-3224 and report its locations and pole number so the proper utility can be contacted to replace the bulb.  If you need to find out who your electric service provider is, you can input your address here and view the utility service in your neighborhood.  


Septic Pumping


If you have a private septic, state law and city ordinance requires septic systems to be pumped out every three years.  Your Professional Septic Pumper should fill out a form and return it to City Hall.


Utility Billing

For all utility billing questions, please refer to the Utility Billing Page where you can find information on creating an account, viewing & paying your bill.