Compost Site Closed for the Season

The compost site is closed for the season.

Reminder – ONLY compost material originating
from within the city limits
shall be accepted at the municipal site.
No Dumping Allowed – items accepted:  grass clippings, leaves and brush no
large than 3” diameter.  All bags used to transport composting must be
removed.  No tree/lawn care business compost material allowed.  There
shall be no fee for Rockford residents to use the municipal site, and no
charge to pick-up finished compost material when available.  Violation(s)
of this ordinance may be punishable by a fine not to exceed $700 or by

Request for Proposals – Development of site at 5910 Main Street, Rockford, MN

The City of Rockford is requesting Proposals for Development of 5910 Main Street (the old Lumberyard property). The complete Request for Proposals document, along with an ALTA Survey and Phase I Environmental Report for this site is available for download (see attachments).

Proposals for Development must be received by 12:00 noon on Friday, January 19th, 2018.

Complete Lumberyard RFP II

 Lumberyard ALTA Survey


MNDOT Traffic Counts 2010



Commission Openings: Park & Recreation and Planning & Zoning

There will be openings for three-year terms beginning January 2018 for P&R and P&Z.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the Commission Application and return the completed application to City Hall by December 6, 2017.

Hydrant Flushing – Tuesday, October 24, 2017 starting at 2am until completion

The City of Rockford will be flushing hydrants on Tuesday, October 24th starting at 2am until completion.  IF the weather is bad, flushing will be delayed to the next day.

Residents may experience low water pressure and discoloration to water.  It is recommended that you DO NOT wash clothing during this time period.

Call City Hall if you any questions (763) 477-6565.

Hydrant Flushing Poster

Rocktoberfest – Saturday, October 7th starting at 4pm…see the All Star Line-Up




Welcome to Rocktober! It’s Rockweek, with Rocktoberfest II this Saturday – just a short six days away. We will have a few posts this week with updates on this free community concert, but here are some initial thoughts and updates as we get ready for a great event!


The schedule for the bands at this point has Shane Martin starting us off at 4:00 p.m., with Kat Perkins at 5:30, Jesse Larson at 7, and Chris Hawkey taking the stage at 8:30. We will feature two stages this year to keep the music going, which means less time between sets for set-up and take-down.


We ask that you not bring in outside food and beverages, as the proceeds from food sales and the 50/50 raffle go to support the Rockford Fire Auxiliary and Fire Department, and proceeds from the beer garden support the Rockford Area Historical Society.


The weather looks like it will be great (knock on wood), but we will have a bon fire area and heaters under the park shelter wings in case the weather decides not to cooperate.


We are anticipating a great turnout. With that said (or written), we will again recommend people use the free shuttle to and from Riverside Park during the event. There will be free parking at the Rockford City Center Mall, with a free shuttle that will bring people to and from the concert.


We will be preparing the park all week for the event and will post updates as we move closer to the show. See ya this Saturday!