- 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.
About the City
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.
Licensing & Permits
Find permitting and licensing information from the Public Safety Department.
Permits - Residential
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.
Clean Water for Cottage Grove
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!
New Resident Resources
The City's Management Plan outlines strategies to protect Cottage Grove ponds, wetlands, and the discharge to the Mississippi River.
Cottage Grove Community Night at CHS Field
Come one, come all to the all-American pastime — baseball! Discover Cottage Grove, along with the St. Paul Saints, proudly present Cottage Grove Community Night on Saturday, June 10 at CHS Field. Join us for a night of Cottage Grove pride and community as the St. Paul Saints take on the Iowa Cubs. We'll also be there promoting the upcoming Strawberry Fest -- a four-day family focused event the very next weekend. Strawberry Fest, June 15-18 at Kingston Park in Cottage Grove is our largest event of the year and a great way to kick-off the summer! With fantastic food trucks, live bands, a carnival, contests, games and much more we hope you can join us! Interested in winning FREE tickets to the game? Be sure to follow us on social media and check out our website at DiscoverCottageGrove.com for our upcoming contests to win tickets! Purchase tickets here: bit.ly/saintstickets23 We'll be in section 120