Relax... Have Fun!

Our Community Welcomes You!

City of Hinckley
106 1st Street SE
Mailing address: PO Box 366
Hinckley, MN  55037
Phone: (320) 384-7491 
Fax: (320) 384-7492
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am -4:30 pm


MONDAY, MARCH 12TH, 2018 5:00 p.m- 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a free will dinner, presentations by:

City of Hinckley Staff, Sheriff's Department, Essentia Health, and the Hinckley Fire Department.

Located at the Public Safety Building, 102 1st Street S.E., Hinckley, MN 55037

Citizens are reminded that vehicles parked on city streets following a 2 inch snow fall will be towed at the owner’s expense under provisions of City Code Chapter 71 (70.01) Parking Regulations. 
The city cannot provide efficient snow removal on city streets if it has to repeat trips around the city waiting for cars to be moved.  The city appreciates everyone’s cooperation in this effort.



The City of Hinckley welcomes you to our community. Hinckley is a quaint full service community conveniently located halfway between the Twin Cities and Duluth. We are a small town with a large sense of community. We welcome opportunities to accommodate new growth, and seek new ideas from residents, businesses, and visitors. 

The City of Hinckley offers a wide range of activities for visitors and residents alike. Some of the local attractions are:

  • Tour the historic Hinckley Fire Museum and discover our heritage.
  • Bicycle the beautiful Willard Munger State Trail. This state trail, which begins in Hinckley and ends in Duluth, is an all-season trail. In summer months, historic bluffs beckon bikers and in-line skaters along this 70-mile asphalt trail whose southern terminal is in Hinckley. In the winter the snow covered trail, along with another 400 miles of trails in the county, is carefully groomed by local snowmobile clubs and enjoyed by all.
  • Enjoy nature's beauty at one of the area's (4) State Parks. Nature lovers will have a great time in the scenic parks and rivers around Hinckley. Due east 15 miles on Highway 48 you'll find St. Croix State Park, which is noted for its 217 camp sites with 24 miles of beautiful frontage on the St. Croix River. This all-season park is one of Minnesota's largest with 33,000 acres that attract over 200,000 visitors annually. It's a must see! 
  • Stop downtown for an afternoon of fun and unique shopping.
  • Play a relaxing round of golf at Grand National Golf Course. Grand National Golf Club is on of the most beautiful 18-hole championship courses in Minnesota. Ponds, marshes and creeks add to the challenge and beauty of this course. At over 6,900 yards from the black tees, what better reason for staying more than a day in Hinckley! 
  • Experience thrills and gaming excitement at the Grand Casino.
  • Relax...Have Fun!


Don Zeman, Mayor

A Retail and Service Market Analysis of the Hinckley Area.
Planning Commission Vacancy
The City of Hinckley Planning Commission currently has a vacant seat that is open for appointment. The Planning Commission is an advisory board to the City Council that meets monthly. Regularly scheduled meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The basic function of the Commission is to review land use applications or requests, and zoining, subdivision and land use ordinances to make recommendations to the City Council. The position of Planning Commissioner pays a per diem of $15.00 per meeting and training will be provided by the City. All interested parties are encouraged to contact City Hall for an application or call 320-384-7491 for more information.

Dog Licenses are due by March 31st of each year.
Please stop in to City Hall to purchase your Dog Licenses or call
320-384-7491 with any questions relating to Dog Licensing and corresponding ordinances. 

Online Utility Bill Pay Coming Soon!!

To better serve our residents and to add another level of convenience to the payment of utility bills, we are excited to announce you will soon be able to make Utility Billing Payments on-line!


Questions regarding your Utility Bill- please contact Kelly Fischer at 320-384-7491 ext. 1100
Water/Sewer problems (During non-business hours):
To Report Residential Street Light Outages: email MN Power at cda@mnpower.com-Provide street address or light # and if possible put a ribbon on the pole that is out. 
Sheriff/Fire Emergency #: 911
Non-emergency Sheriff Dispatch #: 320-629-8380

Office Hours: Monday-Friday  8:00 AM- 4:30 PM*
*Hours are subject to change at any time.
Located at 106 1st Street S.E., Hinckley, MN 55037
Phone: 320-384-8380         Fax: 320-591-1447



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Last updated Wednesday, March 14, 2018