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Jun 23, 2022

Community Art & Info Fair is June 23!

The Community Art & Info Fair, formerly known as the Community Picnic and Art & Craft Fair, will be held at Huset Park West on Thu, June 23, from 5 to 7:30 pm. Read More
Jun 10, 2022

Updates Regarding Waste Management Service Delays

As new details or changes are confirmed regarding the Waste Management service delays, the City will update this article. Read More
Jun 08, 2022

Citywide Garage Sale Map Now Available

The fifth-annual Columbia Heights Citywide Garage Sale is scheduled for June 10-12, 2022. Seventy addresses registered for the Citywide Garage Sale this year. Read More
Jun 03, 2022

Update Regarding Waste Management Yard-Waste Service Delay

The City of Columbia Heights apologizes for the recent lack of bagged and bundled yard-waste service throughout the City. Read More
Jun 02, 2022

Splash Pad, Wading Pools Open June 3

The City of Columbia Heights splash pad and wading pools will be open for the season starting Fri, June 3. Read More
May 25, 2022

Music in the Park Returns for 2022

The City of Columbia Heights Music in the Park series returns for its second season in 2022. The series takes place June 1, July 6, and Aug 3 at Huset Park East. Read More
May 25, 2022

Request a Refuse Pad by June 3

As Public Works crews complete concrete projects this summer, they can add refuse pads to residents' properties by request. Read More
May 17, 2022

Election Season Officially Begins: Candidate Filing Window Open May 17-31

The 2022 candidate filing period is open between Tue, May 17, and Tue, May 31. Please bring filings for Mayor/Council to City Hall.  Read More
May 13, 2022

Music in the Park Returns for 2022

The City of Columbia Heights Music in the Park series returns for its second season in 2022. The series takes place June 1, July 6, and Aug 3 at Huset Park East.  Read More
May 12, 2022

Veronica Johnson Is 2022 Outstanding Citizen of the Year!

Veronica Johnson named 2022's Columbia Heights Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Read More
May 12, 2022

City Joins No Mow May Initiative

The City Council recently approved a resolution to join the No Mow May initiative. For participating residents, optional yard signs are available for sale in City Hall.  Read More
May 09, 2022

Register Now for 2022 Citywide Garage Sale

The fifth-annual Columbia Heights Citywide Garage Sale is scheduled for June 10-12, 2022. Read More
May 02, 2022

Last Chance to Submit Outstanding Citizen Nominations for 2022

Nominations for Columbia Heights' Outstanding Citizen of the Year for 2022 are due no later than 4 pm Tue, May 3. Read More
Apr 21, 2022

Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event Is April 30

Products used to maintain your home, vehicles, and pests are hazardous to you and the environment. Drop them off at Anoka County's free disposal event April 30.  Read More
Apr 13, 2022

Building Permit Applications Now Online

The City of Columbia Heights Community Development Department has launched an online building permit application for residents and contractors. Read More
Apr 07, 2022

Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins April 11

Fire hydrant flushing is scheduled to begin on Mon, April 11, with the SE Quadrant of Columbia Heights. Read More
Apr 07, 2022

Columbia Heights Seeks Solid Waste Bids

The City of Columbia Heights is seeking citywide residential refuse service bids for four major curbside operations and cart handling (household delivery/removal) services. Read More
Apr 01, 2022

Spring Reminders

The City of Columbia Heights would like to share a few reminders and upcoming events for the month of April. Read More
Mar 31, 2022

Full Citywide Survey Results Now Online

Full results of the 2022 citywide feedback survey of Columbia Heights residents are now available online.    Read More
Mar 07, 2022

2022 Arbor Day Tree Sale Under Way

In celebration of Arbor Day, the City of Columbia Heights will be selling trees at a discounted rate for its residents. Read More
Mar 04, 2022

Roll Call Episode 7 Now Available

In episode 7 of the CHPD's official podcast, Roll Call, we talk with Eileen Sowry, LICSW, the department's newly embedded social worker/mental health professional.  Read More
Feb 25, 2022

We Want Your Feedback! Consider Taking Our Brief Survey

We're looking for residents' feedback about the City of Columbia Heights. Please consider taking our online survey by March 11. Read More
Feb 16, 2022

Boards and Commissions Application Deadline Is March 4

Seats are open on four Columbia Heights Boards and Commissions. Apply by March 4 to be considered.  Read More
Feb 14, 2022

City Survey Wrapping Up

Citywide phone survey of residents by the Morris Leatherman Company has just a few days left. Read More
Feb 04, 2022

Safe Driver Courses Return to Murzyn

Pre-register by Feb 14 for Recreation's Safe Driver Refresher Course, also known as a defensive driving course.   Read More
Jan 28, 2022

SnowBLAST Winter Fest Returns Feb 5

SnowBLAST returns for its second year Feb 5 in Huset Park.  Read More
Jan 20, 2022

City Statement Regarding HavenBrook Rental License Revocation

At its Jan 10 meeting, the City Council approved the revocation of rental license for HavenBrook Homes. This license revocation affects 21 properties. Read More
Jan 11, 2022

Blood Drive at CHPD Feb 23

The Police Department is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Wed, Feb 23, 10 am to 4 pm. Read More
Jan 03, 2022

Winter Parking and Snow Removal Public Forum - Jan 18

The City of Columbia Heights will be hosting a public forum regarding winter parking and winter snow removal operations on Jan 18, 7-9 pm, at the Public Safety Building. Read More
Jan 03, 2022

Youth Commission Application Deadline Extended To Jan 19

Apply by this Wednesday to be a Columbia Heights Youth Commissioner. For residents 14-18 years old. Read More
Dec 22, 2021

Tips for Going Green for the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but they can also generate a lot of preventable waste. This article includes just a few suggestions and tips for going greener this holiday season. Read More
Dec 17, 2021

Heights Lights Map Now Online

The Heights Lights 2021 Map is here. There were not as many houses registered as last year, but there are plenty of lit-up houses along the way, so take your time and enjoy! Read More
Dec 16, 2021

Catalytic Converter Marking Event - Dec 17 & Jan 7

Residents of Columbia Heights, Fridley, and Spring Lake Park are invited to participate in a free catalytic converter marking event at Gary’s Automotive on Dec 17 & Jan 7. Read More
Dec 14, 2021

Santa's City Tour - Postponed

Santa is excited for his City tour riding on the Fire Truck spreading holiday cheer! Santa will be riding through the city between 5:30-6:30 pm on Tue, Dec 21! Read More
Dec 06, 2021

Apply by Jan 5 to Be a Youth Commissioner

Apply by Jan 5 to be a Columbia Heights Youth Commissioner. For residents 14-18 years old. Read More
Nov 23, 2021

2022 City Calendar Now On Sale!

Our Pets of Columbia Heights 2022 City Calendar is now available for pre-order.  Read More
Nov 17, 2021

Yard Waste Collection Ends Week of Nov 22

Yard Waste collection ends week of Nov 22. Follow this link for yard waste bundling requirements and other reminders. Read More
Nov 12, 2021

Submit Your Questions About Winter Parking Rules

The City recently released an informative video about winter parking rules and is asking residents to submit questions. Read More
Nov 09, 2021

City Wins Adopt-a-Drain Challenge!

Congratulations to Columbia Heights and its residents on winning the 2021 Community Adopt-a-Drain Challenge.  Read More
Oct 30, 2021

Pet Photo Contest Submission Deadline Is Nov 1

Get your pet photos in now for a chance to be featured in the City's 2022 Pets of Columbia Heights Calendar. Deadline is Nov 1. Read More
Oct 22, 2021

Truck or Treat Returns Oct 30, 1-5 pm, in Huset Park

The City's annual Truck or Treat free family event in Huset Park returns for its fourth year Sat, Oct 30, 1-5 pm! Read More
Oct 01, 2021

Our New Website Is Live! We've Given It a Facelift

Our Revize site is live! We worked with our hosting partner Revize to give the site a fresh look! Read More
Sep 29, 2021

Fire Department Open House is Oct 9

The Columbia Heights Fire Department kicks off its autumn fire prevention season with its annual Open House on Sat, Oct 9, from 11 am to 2 pm. Read More
Sep 24, 2021

Two Community Highway Cleanup Events Set for Oct 9 & 16

Two Columbia Heights community groups are hosting highway cleanup events in Oct. Residents are encouraged to take part in these events and help keep the community clear of debris. Read More
Sep 17, 2021

Boogie Bash is Sept 21

Grab your roller skates, roller blades, or dancing shoes and join us Sept 21, 6 to 8:30 pm, for a community fall fun night, hosted by Columbia Heights Recreation! Read More
Sep 13, 2021

Road Closure Notice - 40th Ave NE and Central Ave NE

From Sept 20-24, sanitary sewer work will take place from east of Central Ave NE at 40th Ave NE to Circle Terrace Blvd NE. Read More
Sep 09, 2021

Movie in the Park - Moana - Sept 17

The 2021 Movie in the Park series concludes on Fri, Sept 17, at 7:30 pm at McKenna Park with a free showing of Moana. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair. Read More
Sep 01, 2021

Hy-Vee Property Officially Sold to Alatus for Major Development

This year, staff worked with the development company Alatus to negotiate a deal to purchase 10 acres of property from Hy-Vee. Read More
Aug 30, 2021

Boulevard Tree Program Closed

The Columbia Heights Adopt-A-Tree program is full for 2021. Read More
Aug 17, 2021

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program Comment Period Underway

To provide comments, please contact Lauren Letsche at or 763-706-3709. Read More
Aug 09, 2021

Monthly E-Newsletter Launches in September

The City of Columbia Heights is launching a monthly e-newsletter to keep its residents informed on upcoming events, deadlines, construction projects, and much more! Read More
Jul 27, 2021

Eviction Moratorium is Ending

The eviction moratorium is ending. There is time to apply for assistance!  Read More
Jul 22, 2021

2019-2020 Recycling Champions Recognized

Columbia Heights Public Works recently awarded Recycling Champion certificates to those who increased recycling in 2019-2020 by ordering a larger or additional recycle cart and/or compost cart. Read More
Jul 21, 2021

Odd/Even Watering Restrictions In Effect Due to Low River Levels

Occupants in even or odd numbered addresses must water on corresponding even or odd-numbered calendar dates.  Read More
Jul 16, 2021

Centennial Celebration In Huset Park July 17!

Join your fellow residents at Huset Park East just south of 40th Ave off of Jefferson St NE, 11 am to 2 pm, July 17. Read More
Jun 26, 2021

Fireworks Are On!

The fireworks display is on for 10 pm at Huset Park. Read More

Citywide Survey Under Way

The surveyors will speak with a random sample of 400 residents over the next two to three weeks. Read More