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Welcome to Porter, Minnesota

Since its founding in 1881, Porter has been a small town with big ambitions, a place its residents are proud to call home! The goal of your local government is to utilize our website to communication and maintain transparency with citizens and promote our community and all that it offers to visitors.

In the know...

April 2024 City Council Meeting Date

The April 2024 meeting of the Porter City Council has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 9, 2024, beginning at 6:00 pm. The city council meeting will recess at 6:30 pm for The Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting, with the city council meeting resuming afterward.


This may affect your 2025 property taxes.

The Board of Appeal and Equalization for the City of Porter will meet on April 9, 2024 6:30-7:00 p.m. at the Porter City Hall, 301 Lone Tree Street, Porter. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor.

If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor's office to discuss your concerns. If you disagree with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board will review your assessments and may make corrections as needed. Generally, you must appeal to the local board before appealing to the county board of appeal and equalization.

Vehicles within Porter City Limits Must be Licensed and Operable

The City of Porter has been receiving complaints regarding junk vehicles being stored within the Porter City limits. In accordance with Chapter 90 of the City of Porter, Minnesota Ordinances, vehicles that are not properly licensed, or that are not in street operable condition, and are being stored outdoors are considered a Junk Vehicle and are in violation of city and state laws. The City will begin enforcement of its junk and nuisance ordinances as defined in Chapter 90.

City of Porter Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report

The City of Porter's annual Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report for 2022 is available in the City Reports section of our website.

Street Side Recycling Pickup

Recyclables can be placed street side every other Friday for pickup by Olson Sanitation. The pickup schedule is available here.

Property Available for Development

The City of Porter is offering two residential properties that are shovel-ready for development. The properties can be purchased individuals as quarter-acre lots, or as a single half-acre lot. These properties are located just half a block from the park and are an ideal location to raise your family, or spend your retirement!

As an added bonus, the City of Porter is offering a rebate program if a home is built on these properties within one year of purchase. The rebates offered may refund you for up to the full purchase price of the property purchased!

More details are available on the Make Porter Home page.

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