City of Deer River

60 2nd Street SE

PO Box 70

Deer River, MN 56636



Covid-19 City of Deer River Update



  • On Monday, March 23rd, City Hall went to a limited entry into the building. The License Bureau is open and is allowing one person into the entryway at a time to limit exposure. If you prefer, you can mail your renewal to City Hall with your payment, and we will process and return it to you.

  • The City Council on Monday has instructed City Hall to close to the public if a confirmed case of Corona Virus is listed for Itasca County.

  • On Monday, March 23rd, Mayor Geving declared an emergency for the City of Deer River, and the City Council voted to keep the declaration in place until the State deems the emergency over. Also, as part of this declaration, the City Council meetings will be held remotely. This will be utilizing conference calling or video meetings. The City will post the method of the meeting once a plan is chosen.

  • Effective immediately, we are asking all residents to use the dropbox or mail for your utility payments.

  • If you need your dog license, please put payment of $10.00 per license along with the proof of current rabies vaccination into the dropbox or mail, and we will mail your tag to you. If you believe your pet's vaccinations are current, you can call City Hall, and we can look at our records.

  • Building permits are still required, and there will be an online application form on the City's website. Please fill it out and return to the City hall with your contact information.

  • The City will continue to conduct business daily. It's just going to look a little different for a while. We have taken steps to ensure the safety of our employees to keep essential services running.

  • The Board of Equalization and Review will take place on its scheduled date and time. It will be held remotely. We will have information on how this will be done posted in the future.

Thank you for your help in following the State's recommendations to keep your groups size to less than ten people and to practice social distancing.

As the situation changes, we will update you on any new developments about the City Offices and the License Bureau.


Thank You and stay well


Mark Box

City Administrator