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For the protection of its residents, the City of Becker enforces the Minnesota Uniform Building Code. Anytime you are building a new structure, adding onto or modifying an existing structure, you must obtain a building permit from the City. Please contact Metro West Inspections at 763-479-1720.
The City of Becker enforces building setbacks via the City's Zoning Ordinance. Setbacks establish how far a building must be from the property line to ensure adequate light and air are able to pass between structures. This also ensures access to the entire structure for emergency purposes.
To find out what the setback requirements are for your particular property, please call 763-200-4245 or email the
In all new residential developments and many older developments, there are easements along all property lines. These easements vary from 5 feet in width to over 20 feet in width and are meant to allow public access for drainage and utility purposes. These easements are shown on the plat of your property.
If you do not have a copy of your property plat you can obtain a copy from the Planning Department. These drainage and utility easements are critical for the drainage of water throughout an entire development. No fill or structures are allowed to be established in drainage and utility easements that alter the drainage of the development. Also, anything established in drainage and utility easements may be disturbed if utility work needs to be done in the future.
Note: Before you do any digging always contact Gopher State One at 800-252-1166 to have your utility lines marked.
Before placing anything in an easement please contact the
Becker City Hall is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, and we have extended hours until 5:30 PM on the first and third Tuesday of the month before City Council Meetings.
For a listing of residential apartment rental units (no houses or duplexes, though those, may be available through these companies), visit our
SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long-term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia. Click on the following link to see a listing of senior facilities in your area: https://www.seniorguidance.org/assisted-living/minnesota/.
You are welcome to bring your green grass clippings, leaves, and brush to the City's Compost Facility. When available there are wood chips and compost available to residents at no charge at the compost site. You can access the Compost Facility 7 days a week from dawn to dusk by acquiring an access card free of charge at City Hall. One card allowed per household with a $5.00 fee for a replacement. The Compost Facility is monitored by the Public Works Department staff and the Police.
For questions about lawn care or the compost facility please contact the
Yes, you can. The City does not require a permit or regulate the installation, however, the Minnesota Department of Health has requirements you must follow. If you are using the well to water your lawn more frequently, you should contact the water department at (763) 200-4258 so you will not be penalized for watering on "off" days.
Yes, the owner or occupant of each and every building or tract of land within the City fronting upon any street, having a sidewalk abutting upon the premises, will clear the sidewalk of snow and ice within 48 hours following the termination of any snowstorm or the formation of ice from any cause and will keep the same clear and free from snow and ice. Please click on the following link to read more on this ordinance: Section 7.16 Sidewalk Snow and Ice Removal
Submit a Data Request Form (or contact the Police Department for this form) to the Becker Police Department in person, by email, fax or mail. Describe the data you are requesting as specifically as possible, supply pertinent information such as date, time, address, and/or case number. The Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13) regulates the release of government and law enforcement data. Government data is classified as either Public, Private or Confidential. There may be some information in a report that is public and other information that is classified as private or confidential. Private data can be accessed only by the person who is the subject of the data, you may be required to show a valid state ID, such as a driver’s license, military ID, or passport as proof of identity. Traffic accident reports are private and only available to those involved in the accident or who have sustained a loss as a result of the accident. Requests by those representing or insuring individuals involved or who sustained a loss must be in writing and contain the accident information and name of the person they are representing or insuring. Confidential data can only be accessed by persons specifically authorized. There may be charges for copies, materials onto which we copy data, mailing costs, charges for creating summary data, etc. which will be communicated by the Police Department.
Currently, there are several local internet service providers in Becker. Each of them provides a host of services including DSL.
- Midcontinent can be reached by fax at (763) 271-2550 http://www.midcocomm.com/
- Windstream can be reached at (763) 262-4100 http://www.windstream.com
- Palmer Wireless can be reached at (320) 743-5110 http://www.palmerwireless.com/
- Frontier Communications can be reached at (855) 668-5959 http://www.frontierinternet.com/
- Exede can be reached at (855) 627-2553 www.exede.com
- Hughes Net can be reached at (855) 463-0185 http://www.hughesnetinternet.net/local/
For contact information, see the listings for these companies in our
Xcel Energy provides natural gas service for Becker. They can be reached 24 hours a day at 800-895-4999.
The following companies provide landline telephone service to the City:
- Windstream Communications