City hall closed through April 10
Community center closed through May 1
The City of Shoreview is continuously monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To prioritize the health of our community, and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the city is following state and federal guidelines. This includes closing city hall and the community center and cancelling events, meetings, and programs.
City council, planning commission, and other advisory committee meetings will be held virtually or cancelled.
Essential services will continue without interruption. Click on the tabs below for more information.
Staff will evaluate the situation before reopening.
For more information on the stay at home order, visit mn.gov/stayhomemn.
Wondering what restaurants are available for takeout? View a map here.
While city hall and the community center are closed, staff are available by phone or email.
Parks and recreation
The city is actively monitoring park use and has closed the playgrounds and park buildings. 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.
- We are placing signs encouraging social distancing at all parks
- Park users should practice social distancing in all areas of our parks, including:
- Courts and fields
- Open spaces
- Park users should not use the playground equipment
- 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
- Stay home if you are sick
- Wash hands thoroughly after visiting parks and trails
Some cities have closed parts of their parks to the public. We want to allow visitors to use our parks responsibly during this critical time. Following the governor's stay at home order, which exempted parks and recreational lands, Shoreview’s outdoor spaces remain open. Our parks allow residents to stay active and connected as a community during these uncertain times.
To keep them open, accessible and safe, we strongly urge everyone to use our parks, trails, and park amenities responsibly.
Recreation and community center
All recreation activities, classes, and programs have been canceled through Friday, May 1. Program participants will receive a household credit.
Members who are on monthly billing will not be billed in April or May. Annual members who have prepaid their membership will receive a credit equal to two months of their annual membership fee. The credit will be on your household account. Seasonal memberships were cancelled effective March 16 and members will receive a credit on their household account.
Parks and recreation
The city is cancelling all rentals through Friday, May 15. This is based on guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes:
- Cancelling gatherings of 50 or more people
- Cancelling smaller gatherings that do not 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. The city will not be issuing any solicitor or peddler permits during this time.
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.
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.
Meals for kids
Meals are available for students who need breakfast or lunch.
You can pick up meals on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 am – noon at the following schools:
- Pinewood Elementary School, 5500 Quincy Street, Mounds View
- Snail Lake Education Center, 350 Highway 96 West, Shoreview
- Highview Middle School, 2300 7th Street Northwest, New Brighton
- Edgewood Middle School, 5100 Edgewood Drive North, Mounds View
If you cannot get to a school, you can search for a neighborhood school bus stop. The stops will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am – noon.
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
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 emergency declaration is through May 18, 2020 and 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