- Our Community
About Cottage Grove
Thank you for choosing Cottage Grove! Cottage Grove is a growing community in the Southeast Twin Cities metropolitan area. Situated close to St. Paul, our residents and businesses have the best of both worlds with access to urban opportunities and recreational amenities in their own backyards. Cottage Grove offers:
- 45 miles of trails
- An all-inclusive playground
- A municipal golf course
- Over 1,300 acres of park land
- Year-round recreation programs
We have pulled together some of our most commonly requested information on this page. View our Resident Phone List (PDF) for frequently dialed numbers, or explore the subpages for additional information on our beautiful City!
Looking to move to Cottage Grove? Check out this video on our residential housing options.
Cottage Grove is a growing community in the Southeast Twin Cities metropolitan area. Situated close to St. Paul, our residents and businesses can take advantage of convenient access to urban opportunities while enjoying the recreational amenities, open spaces, high-quality schools, and close-knit community that Cottage Grove offers.
Learn more about city ordinances and laws enacted by the city to keep neighborhoods clean, safe, and healthy for the community.
Find permitting and licensing information from the Public Safety Department.
Apply for permits for building and construction in residential buildings.
View the fees for various services in the city.
Bus service to downtown St. Paul, Minneapolis, and other metropolitan areas is provided by Metro Transit, the region's principal transit service, and First Transit under contract with the Metropolitan Council.
The City has launched a new and improved bill pay service with a user-friendly portal and more features than before to view and pay bills online for free!
The City's Management Plan outlines strategies to protect Cottage Grove ponds, wetlands, and the discharge to the Mississippi River.
It’s that time of year again! The City of Cottage Grove is now accepting submissions for our 2022 Photo Contest. If you’ve snapped some great pictures this year, we want to see them! Prizes are set for $75 for winners in each category. Categories include: • Wildlife & Nature • People • Celebrations & Events • City Parks or Landmarks • Business Photos must be taken within City limits. Submission deadline is November 30. For rules and information on how to submit your photos, go to: CottageGroveMN.gov/569/3121/2022-Annual-Photo-Contest