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Welcome to the City of Cloquet's Frequently asked questions page. This page serves as a collection of all Frequently Asked Questions for our City.

  • Administration and Finance

    • Are Council meetings cable cast live?

    • How can residents get involved?

    • How many voting precincts are in Cloquet?

    • How often does the City Council meet?

    • When are water meters read?

    • When is City Hall open?

    • Where are City Council meeting held?

    • Who can I contact regarding outstanding Special Assessment balances on my property?

    • Who do I contact regarding licensing questions?

  • Animals

    • Can I let my pet run loose?

    • How many dogs or cats can I have in my home?

    • What do I do if a neighbor's dog is continually barking?

    • When I am walking my dog, am I responsible for picking up the droppings?

  • Building Code/Inspections FAQ

    • Do I need a building permit if I am doing the work myself?

    • Do I need a building permit to construct a fence?

    • Do I need a building permit to re-roof or re-side my house?

    • How are inspections for any new deck addition scheduled?

    • How are the costs of the building permit determined for my new deck addition?

    • What information should I have if I wish to obtain a building permit for my new deck addition?

    • What rights do I have as a tenant in Minnesota?

    • When are building permits required?

    • Who do I contact about obtaining a building permit?

  • Cloquet Area Fire District

    • Can I have a bonfire in my backyard?

    • Can I have a burning barrel or burn household garbage?

    • Is there a fee for Ambulance Service?

    • What is arson?

    • Where can I get additional information on the Cloquet Area Fire District?

    • Who do I call for a burning permit?

  • Community Development

    • What does the Planning Commission do?

    • What is the Comprehensive Plan?

  • Library

    • Can my library card be used at other libraries?

    • Does the library have children's programs?

    • Does the library have computers that can be used by the general public?

    • Does the library loan out items other than books and magazines? Is there a cost?

    • Is the Cloquet library associated with the Arrowhead Library system?

    • What are the hours of the library?

  • Parks

    • Can alcohol be served in the parks?

    • Can I reserve a campsite at the Spafford Park campground?

    • Can I reserve a picnic shelter?

    • Can I reserve a playfield for my team?

    • Can I reserve or rent a park?

    • Can I ride my ATV in City parks?

    • Can my dog run in City parks?

    • How do I make a donation to the Parks Department?

    • How do I report an issue or vandalism in the parks?

    • How many parks are there in Cloquet?

    • When are parks open for use?

    • Where are the outdoor hockey rinks?

    • Where can I found rules and regulations of City parks?

  • Police FAQ

    • Are snowmobiles and ATV's allowed within the City limits?

    • Can I hunt deer within the City limits of Cloquet?

    • Can the Police help me if my neighbor has a yard full of junk/garbage?

    • Does the City have a curfew for juveniles?

    • Does the City have a drug dog?

    • Does the City require the licensing of bicycles?

    • How do I apply for a permit to purchase a firearm?

    • I lost or misplaced my keys. Who do I call?

    • Smoking in public places.

    • What is the policy regarding on-street parking in Cloquet during the winter months?

    • Where can I place yard sale signs?

    • Who do I contact if my bicycle has been lost or stolen?

  • Public Works

    • Does the City plow its sidewalks and trails?

    • How can I request additional signage on a street?

    • I have a sump pump in my basement and somewhere I heard it's illegal for this to pump into my laundry tub or floor drains. Is this true?

    • If a mailbox is knocked down while snow plowing, who is going to fix it?

    • We have a lot of children on our block. How do we get a "Children At Play" sign?

    • What does the term "right-of-way" mean?

    • What is the City's snow plowing policy?

    • When is the City going to rebuild my street and will it cost me anything?

    • When will lower speed limits be posted on my street?

    • Where does Cloquet get its drinking water and is it safe to drink?

    • Where does Cloquet's sewage go?

    • Who do I call if the sewer is backing up in my basement or I have some other Public Works Emergency?

    • Why doesn't the City put up more stop signs?


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