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Yes, licenses are required for all dogs over 4 months of age in the City of East Bethel. Proof of rabies vaccination for the calendar year for which the license is to be issued is required for the license to be issued. The license is free with proof of rabies vaccination. Licenses are available at City Hall or you can submit a form online.
Burning permits are regulated by the MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and are issued by Fire Wardens within the city. The East Bethel Fire Department does not issue permits. For information on the status as to whether a permit is required, please visit the DNR website. Permits will not be issued if the DNR has issued a burning ban. You can check the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for current conditions.
Burning permits are not required for recreational fires. To be classified as a recreational fire, the total fuel area must not exceed three feet in diameter with a height of not more than two feet. The term "recreational fire" includes "campfire".
Permits are issued without charge from East Bethel City Hall (2241 221st Ave NE) during regular business hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Burning permits may also be available from a local fire warden. Please call before showing up to a fire warden's home:
Our meetings are broadcast live on Cable Channel 10 and MidcoTV Channel 77. Also, the meetings are available for playback on-demand via our Media Center or the City YouTube channel. The public is welcome to attend any of our regular meetings.
Information about voting, voter registration, or serving as an election judge can be found on our Elections page.
East Bethel's annual community celebration "Booster Day" is always set for the third weekend in July. This year, our event is set for Saturday, July 15, 2023!
We are working on our event schedule for 2023! Plans are still in the works, but will include:
Find the applications you need at the East Bethel Booster Days website. Completed applications and fees may be dropped off at or mailed to East Bethel City Hall, Attn: Booster Days.
If you are interested in helping the Booster Day Planning Committee, you can attend one of their meetings at East Bethel City Hall or email East Bethel Booster Day Coordinator. Meeting dates will be posted on the Community Events Calendar. The schedule of volunteer meetings is available online.
The City Assessor, Ken Tolzmann, can answer questions about the value of your property.
The city does not allow permanent improvements in the right-of-way area including landscaping, tree planting, fencing, or other structures that impede driver visibility and safety or that could cause problems for snow storage. Property owners are encouraged to maintain and use the right-of-way area but the city is not responsible for damage to turf, sprinklers, etc. that are in the right-of-way.
Information on our spring and fall recycling days can be found under the Recycling Events page. For more information on recycling, contact East Bethel City Hall.
Commercial service is provided by Ace Solid Waste at 763-427-3110, East Central Sanitation at 763-689-2171 or 1-800-439-2171, LePage & Sons at 763-757-7100, Republic Services at 763-784-2104, Walter's Recycling at 763-780-8464, or Waste Management of MN, Blaine at 763-210-4542.
We accept checks, money orders, and cashier's checks. Please do not mail cash. We recommend mailing payments at least 7 business days before the due date. We do not currently offer online payments of utility bills but we do have an ACH (automated clearing house) option available. Your utility payment will be deducted from your bank account on the date due. If you are interested please contact Utility Billing at 763-367-7840.
A toilet that leaks is another common cause for a noticeable usage increase. A good way to check is to put some food coloring in the back of the tank, wait a few minutes, and then check the bowl. If the food coloring appears in the bowl, then you know that there isn't a tight seal and water is circulation through the toilet.
City Water and Sewer
Contact the Maintenance Department at 763-367-7876 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. If necessary, they will set up an appointment to come to your house and repair or replace your meter. If you are calling between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM, call Utility Billing at 763-367-7840 and we can contact the Maintenance Department for you.