Typically, it’s the first Saturday in May from 8:00 am – noon at the Public Works Building. There is a small fee to drop off items. Contact City Hall for an updated fee schedule: (763) 477-6565, ex. 1.
The third Saturday in May.
The City of Rockford only responds to calls related to stray dogs. If you have or see a stray dog, please contact the Public Works Department at (763) 477-4346 from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm. For all other animals, please contact the Wright County Sheriff’s Department.
Yes. Onsite composting is typically available from April 15 th to November 1st, Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:00pm, Wednesday 7:30am -dusk and Saturday 8am-noon (weather permitting). There is no dumping allowed. All bags used to transport composting must be removed. Items that are excepted include: grass clippings and leaves/brush no larger than 3” diameter. No tree or lawn care business compost material allowed. ONLY compost material originating from within the city limits shall be accepted at the municipal site. There is no fee for Rockford residents to use the municipal site, and no charge to pick-up finished material when available. Violation(s) of this ordinance may be punishable by a fine.
The local paper for the City of Rockford is the Crow River News: (763) 425-3323
For licensing of a dog, please bring your vaccination information to Rockford City Hall. Dog licenses are $12 for spade/neutered animals, $18 for natural, and they expire every two years. Every dog over the age of six months needs to be licensed.
Yes. There is a flat fee of $51.00 unless it is a commercial building. Metro West handles inspections on permits issued. Call (763) 479-1720 to schedule an inspection.
Yes. The Rockford/Greenfield Chamber serves the City of Rockford and the surrounding area. For more information visit www.rgchamber.org.
River Days is held annually on the second weekend of August. The events start on Friday night and end Sunday evening. For more information visit: www.rockfordriverdays.com
It is typically held on the second weekend in June, Thursday – Saturday. For more information or questions, contact City Hall at (763) 477-6565 to get added to the list.
It is typically held on the first Saturday in October.