Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 150
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2515
Fax: 507-328-2511 
Email Forestry Service

Hours (Mon-Fri):
7:30am to 4:00pm
Summer 7:00am to 3:30pm 

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Rochester MN Ordinance 9-17 Vegetative Sidewalk & Roadway Encroachments.  

Rochester Parks and Recreation Policy on Encroachment on Park Land


I received an Encroachment notice...

Properties found in violation: 

The property has been inspected for an Encroachment of Public Property Violation. The violation described in the letter must be abated within he Ten (10) days from the date printed on the notice. The property owner must manage the abatement of the described encroachment to meet the specifications outlined in the notice.

If the property owner fails to abate the described Encroachment Violation within the allotted time frame, the City will manage the abatement.

 The city will obtain bids from licensed and insured contractors for the abatement of the Encroachment Violation. The property owner will be billed for the costs incurred by the City as well as an administrative fee of $37.50 for each property identified on this notice. Property owners who wish to obtain more specific information relative to the abatement procedure, or if you no longer own the property, or this notice was sent to you in error, please contact the Forestry Division.

 To learn more about the reasons, the rules, and reporting; see our Right-of-Way Encroachment handout


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