The City of Rochester, MN Ordinance Highlight booklet can be used to answer many questions about what to do and who to contact to get the information and assistance needed about City ordinances and neighborhoods. We hope you find this document helpful and will keep it handy for easy reference or to share with a neighbor.
This booklet was assembled with the assistance of city employees, organized by RNeighbors associates, designed by volunteer Jillian Clark, and printing costs were provided by the City of Rochester. The online version is below, a PDF version can be downloaded from this website, and paper copies are available at City Hall, the Public Library, and the RNeighbors office.
These guidelines for neighborhood awareness are just one step towards making the Rochester community and its neighborhoods stronger. The next steps are up to you including greeting and meeting neighbors, setting examples of courtesy and respect to others, getting rid of litter, helping someone in need, volunteering, and participating in neighborhood activities.
This information is a general summary of select city ordinances and is not meant to be a complete account of each ordinance. Please keep in mind that ordinances are periodically amended.
For clarification, please call City Hall at (507) 328-2900 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or the Police Non-Emergency at (507) 328-6800, available 24 hours per day.
Access to a complete listing and description of all Rochester ordinances is available through the City of Rochester web page.
It is the policy of the people of this city and the city itself not to discriminate based on color, race, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability or family status.
Message from Mayor Brede
Houses and Apartment Buildings
Yards and Trees
Sidewalks, Streets, and Alleys
Parks and Playgrounds & Bicycles
Safety and Welfare
Crime Prevention Programs
Rochester Public Library
Neighbors and Neighborhoods
Make Your Neighborhood a Better Place to Live
Rochester Neighborhood Associations
Important Telephone Numbers