City Services & Department Updates
Read information below related to COVID-19 impacts on city services, such as permits and inspections, parks and recreation, recycling, yard waste, and more.
City Hall Is Now Open to the Public
- Arden Hills City Hall will open to the public for in-person business starting Thursday, July 1. City Council and Planning Commission meetings will also be held in-person at City Hall starting in July.
- Summer hours at City Hall will begin Tuesday, July 6: Mondays–Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays, 7:30–11:30 a.m. Regular office hours will resume after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 7. For assistance, please call 651-792-7800, or access the staff directory. For sewer and water problems after hours, call 651-767-0640.
- The Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly recommend that anyone who is not fully vaccinated continues to wear face coverings indoors in businesses, public settings, and when around people from other households, as well as outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
Permits and Inspections
If you need assistance applying for or processing a permit, please call 651-792-7800. Visit Building and Permits to download and print a permit application. Completed applications can be sent by email to email@example.com, or by fax to 651-634-5137. Special accommodations may be made for larger, more complex permits on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the front desk to make prior arrangements.
Parks and Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Department has compiled a list of indoor, outdoor, and online activities for people of all ages, including seniors.
Park Shelter Rentals
A temporary suspension of park shelter rentals has been cancelled. To rent a park facility, fill out a Facilities Rental Application.
Athletic fields are available for use. All users will need to comply with the State’s guidance and seek approval from the city. Contact Joe Vaughan at 651-792-7848 for an application and to submit a return-to-play plan for clubs and teams.
Compost Bin Sale
The year-round pick-up option for compost bins has been suspended in order to follow CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidance on social distancing.
Event Recycling Containers
The lending program for temporary recycling containers has been suspended.
Food Scraps Collection
Food Scraps Collection sites are open at this time. Please follow the social distancing guidance recommended by the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health if more than one person is dropping off food scraps at the same time. The CDC and MDH recommend keeping six feet of space between yourself and others.
Household Hazardous Waste
The Product Reuse Center at the year-round site at 5 Empire Drive in Saint Paul is currently open, along with all Household Hazardous Waste collection sites. See site map.
Recycling services continue to be provided. Please follow your regular pick-up schedule. For more information, contact your city or your recycling service provider.
Medicine collection sites are open at this time.
Reuse and Donation Resources
Please contact businesses directly for accurate, up-to-date information. Visit the Reuse and Donation Resources webpage.
Ramsey County Yard Waste Sites are open, including the Arden Hills site, as follows: M, W, F, 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.; T and Th Closed; S, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..; Su 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The CDC and MDH recommend keeping six feet of space between yourself and others when visiting the sites.
Curbside Pickup of Garbage
Please place all waste materials in your trash bin. Republic Services and some city trash haulers are temporarily collecting cart contents only to limit employee contact with materials. Material placed beside your carts will not be collected.
Public Works Sanitary Sewer Alert
Alternatives to toilet paper will clog the city’s sanitary sewer system. Only flush toilet paper! The following products are not acceptable to flush down your toilet: paper towels, facial tissue, baby wipes, flushable wipes and other similar items.