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SNOW EMERGENCY effective 12:00am Friday, February 24 through 12:00am Sunday, February 26, 2017. Parking will be restricted on all City streets for the duration of the snow emergency. Vehicles parked on City streets during the restricted parking hours may be ticketed and towed. More information can be found here.  



BUS SERVICE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. Bus service has been cancelled on Friday 2/24 due to safety concerns. All fixed route and ZIPS paratransit service has been suspended. Bus service will resume on Saturday 2/25.

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201 4th Street SE
Room 247
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2100
Fax: 507-328-2727

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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General Questions

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  • How do I get a marriage certificate, passport, birth certificate, or driver's license renewal?

  • I want to build a fence on my property. Do I need a permit and what are the requirements?

  • How do I get a residential parking permit?

  • What are my rights concerning a boundary tree or a neighbor's property that encroaches onto my property?

  • Who do I contact to complain about the condition of my neighbor's property?

Criminal Services Questions

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  • Who does the City Attorney's office represent?

  • I cannot afford to pay a fine. What are my options?

  • I received a traffic ticket. I'm concerned about my driving record, insurance costs, etc. How can I keep this ticket off of my record? Does the City offer some type of "safe driving class?"

  • I received a ticket for driving after suspension/revocation/cancellation. My driver's license is now valid. What can I do about my ticket?

  • I want to talk to a prosecutor about my case. When can I do that?

  • I am charged with a petty misdemeanor. Can I apply for a public defender?

  • I cannot afford to hire a lawyer. What are my options?

  • I do not have an attorney. Can a lawyer from the City Attorney's office help me?