City hall and community center now open
State-wide mask mandate starts July 25. View more information here.
City hall is now open 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday.
The community center is open to the public. This is a phased opening so only certain areas are currently open. Reservations are required for some areas. View information on open areas and safety policies here.
The city continues to provide services over the phone and email. Residents are encouraged to submit payments, applications, etc. through the city's website, mail, or the phone. Click on the tabs below for more information.
Visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing and other safety measures while at city hall or the community center.
Additionally, visitors are not allowed in city hall if they answer yes to any of the following questions:
- Do you currently have symptoms that may be due to COVID-19?
- Have you been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
- Have you attended any events larger than 25 people within the last 14 days?
- Have you been in close contact with someone who traveled internationally within the last 14 days and is now sick with COVID-19 symptoms?
City council, planning commission, and other advisory committee meetings will be held virtually or cancelled.
Mayor Martin has written a letter to the Shoreview community.
Wondering what restaurants are available for takeout? View a map here.
Staff are available by phone or email.
The stay at home order has been lifted and replaced with "Stay Safe MN." This new order encourages everyone to stay close to home, but allows social gatherings of 10 or 25 people or less depending on location. Social distancing, masks, handwashing, and other safety measures are still encouraged.
For more information on the stay at home order, visit mn.gov/stayhomemn.
It is our goal to strike the right balance between maintaining access to parks, trails, and amenities and ensuring the health and safety of Shoreview residents.
- Park users may now use playgrounds
- They are not regularly cleaned or sanitized, use at your own risk
- Park users should practice social distancing in all areas of our parks, including:
- Courts and fields
- Open spaces
- Group sports (basketball, soccer, etc.) do not allow for social distancing and should not occur
- If users continue to ignore CDC guidelines, we may need to remove items to limit activity
- Portable toilets are maintained once a week, use at your own risk
- Stay home if you are sick
- Wash hands thoroughly after visiting parks and trails and playing on playgrounds
- Slice of Shoreview: July 24 - 26
- Pop Up Rec in the Park: July 16 and August 5
- Wet & Wild: July 17, July 25 and 26
Some recreation activities, classes, and programs have been postponed, cancelled, or modified. View all cancelled programs here.
The city has made changes to scheduled programs following guidelines from the CDC and MDH. View scheduled programs or classes here.
- Specific COVID-19 safety practices will be emailed one week prior to the class starting
- There's a maximum amount of 10 spaces in each program
- If a program is full, please sign up for the wait list
- Staff will contact you if a spot opens
- We're temporarily waiving all late fees and cancellation fees for programs
- Refunds will be issued for classes cancelled due to COVID-19
Parks and recreation
There are several guidelines for rentals based on guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health. This includes:
- Limiting the number of guests available to allow for social distancing
- Implementing social distancing measures
- Reducing activities
Our staff are available to work with you on rescheduling your event or providing a full refund.
Several applications are available online. Visit the business licenses page for more information.
You can mail applications and payments to:
City of Shoreview
4600 Victoria Street North
Shoreview, MN 55126
Building and zoning permits, inspections, code enforcement
You can apply for building permits online or through mail. Visit the building permits page for more information.
Building inspections will be done on-site, virtually, or through photos and rental inspections will be delayed during this time. Visit the building permits or rental licenses pages for more information.
You can pay your utility bill or request to set up or stop service online. Visit the utility billing page for more information.
The city has put together several resources for your business to help you during this time. Visit thinkshoreview.com for the full list.
Suburban Ramsey Emergency Coalition
Many service clubs and community foundations have come together to create the Suburban Ramsey Emergency Coalition. They have created a relief fund to respond to the needs created by COVID-19. Visit their Facebook page and learn more.
Ramsey County Sheriff’s COVID Help Team
The Sheriff’s Office has created a team to help those who are most at risk and vulnerable during this time. This includes anything from picking up and delivering items to working with service providers.
Find food and meals near you with Ramsey County's interactive map.
Meals for kids
Meals are available for students who need breakfast or lunch.
Breakfast and lunch for all students under 18 will be available through August 5
- Pick up on Wednesdays at Highview Middle School from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
- Your child does not need to be present
- A bag with seven meals inside will be available each week
No meals will be delivered on the neighborhood bus routes used during the school year. If you have additional questions or concerns, please call your child's school.
You can pick up meals daily 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the following schools:
- Brimhall Elementary, 1744 County Road B West, Roseville
- Little Canada Elementary, 400 Eli Road, Little Canada
- Central Park Elementary, 535 County Road B2 West, Roseville
If you cannot get to a school, you can search for a neighborhood school bus stop.
1884 Whitaker Street
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Tuesday and Thursday
1459 Rice Street, Suite 3 St. Paul, MN 55117
Monday - Friday
200 Civic Heights Circle
Monday and Thursday
2544 Mounds View Blvd.
By appointment only
- Pandemic EBT (P-EMT) - The Minnesota Department of Human Services is now offering additional funds.
- For families of children ages 5 to 18 who qualify for free and reduced-price meals.
- Provides $325 per child that families can use to purchase nutritious food for their household.
- Learn more and apply here.
Governor Walz has suspended all evictions in the State of Minnesota. Fill out the Attorney General's tenant eviction complaint form if your landlord is attempting to evict you.
Housing Link provides these tips for communicating with your landlord if you are struggling to pay rent or anticipate having this problem soon:
- Talk to your landlord right away when the problem occurs.
- Be honest with them about your current income situation. How has the spread of COVID-19 impacted your work?
- Consider discussing the resources/assistance types that you're looking at.
- Explain how vulnerable your family will be. How many members of the family will be impacted by the loss of housing?
- Find out what other people in similar positions are doing with this landlord or with others.
- Discuss the Minnesota Multi Housing Association's 'shelter in place' guidelines.
- Ask about payment arrangements.
- Document your conversations.
Reach out to your home loan provider to ask for the loss mitigation department, and discuss your options about mortgage payments. You can find the number to call on your mortgage bill.
Several federal agencies, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Finance Agency have recently announced a temporary moratorium on foreclosures during the crisis to help people stay in their homes.
Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy are suspending service disconnections and waiving late fees.
Comcast has expanded access to internet, waiving late fees, and providing free hot spots.
At their March 16 meeting, the city council declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19. The state of emergency provides additional tools to allow the city to assist or receive assistance from other communities. It also makes the city eligible for potential funding. The city council extended the emergency declaration at their May 18 meeting. It will expire when the State's peacetime emergency expires or the council takes further action. The emergency declaration directs staff to:
- Determine if certain services and operations can be adjusted or suspended
- Implement new employee protocols, strategies, and processes to maintain services
To help keep our community healthy:
- Stay home if you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick
- Wash your hands with hot soapy water for 20 seconds
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or do so into your elbow
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes
- Reduce activities
- Practice social distancing measures
- Cancel events with 50 or more people