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Public Works Emergencies

In case of water or other utility emergencies, please call public works after hours at 952.960.7914.

On the Calendar

FRI, APR 18, City Hall Closes at Noon for Good Friday

TUES, APR 22, 6pm, Parks Summit Mtg. @ SS Center

WED, APR 23, Recycling Day

THUR, APR 24, Recycling Day-Island

MON, APR 28, 7pm, City Council Reg. Mtg.

Monthly Calendar



City Hall Hours

  • City Hall is open Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm.
  • Southshore Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-3:30 pm.



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Step To It Challenge

Don't miss the chance to represent Shorewood in the county competition of the Step To It Challenge! This is an all-age competion and the entire family will have fun seeing who gets the most steps in for the month of May. Free t-shirts, pedometers, and bags are at city hall for those who register. Participants qualify for free Twins tickets and the chance to help our city be the winner of the most steps.

This year participants are encouraged to “Take Green Strides” that save energy and natural resources too! Taking green strides not only saves natural resources, it helps you increase your physical activity. Walk or bike to your destination, pick up litter in your local park, or help plant a community garden. These activities can help you achieve your goals or maybe win the “Most Active Resident” award from your community.  Here are a few “green activities” to help increase your step count.

For more information or to register by phone, contact the city at 952.960.7900.

County Road Construction Map

The county has launched a new interactive road construction map, illustrating active projects on county roads. This map will keep you informed of projects within the county. View the map at

Street Sweeping Begins

Public Works crews have started street sweeping. Please make sure that once your street is cleaned you do not sweep or blow any debris into the roadway. It is illegal to put grass clippings and debris in the roadway. The resulting debris ends up in our lakes and wetlands when the rains take it into the storm sewer system causing drainage and lake condition issues.

Reporting Pot Holes and Road Weight Restrictions

Pot Holes can happen overnight and your car has an easy time finding brand new holes! Please report all pot holes to the city, county or MnDOT accordingly.

To preserve the condition of the public streets within the city from serious damage and destruction during vulnerable weather conditions, street weight restrictions are enforced according to MnDOT guidelines. View Map. For exact dates (based upon weather) please see the MnDOT website, or call the city at 952.960.7913.

Report Community Public Works Issues

The City is testing an online form to report area issues such as mowing and park concerns, potholes and other street issues, drainage problems, and other public works concerns. Please use our new online system to report these and related issues. You are also encouraged to submit feedback on the online report system


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  • Pot Holes
  • Hydrant Flushing
  • Recycling
  • Community Center
  • Solicitors

Reporting Pot Holes

Pot Holes can happen overnight and your car has an easy time finding brand new holes! Please report all pot holes to the city, county or MnDOT accordingly.

City water mains are flushed semi-annually in the spring and the fall. Flushing is done to remove mineral deposits that have accumulated in the water pipes. Households may experience rusty water, discoloration or other problems during flushing. City crews take precautions to limit problems. However, if you do experience rusty water, running the cold-water tap will clean out your system. Call the Utility Division at 952.960.7900 if you have a problem related to flushing that does not clear up within 48 hours. Flushing is currently taking place on the west side of Shorewood heading east.


City code requires for-profit solicitors to get a solicitation license from the city. Each solicitor must carry a copy of the license, and they must be able to show it upon request.
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