City Fees

Various Howard Lake Fees

Information updated October 2018

Listed below are fees for licenses, permits, utility hook-ups, or garbage collection. For the full list of fees and charges, or for questions, contact city hall.

Utility hook-up charges

  • New water meter $75
  • Sewer access charge – residential and commercial $4,491
  • Water access charge – residential and commercial $3,080

Water and sewer utility rates

  • Water $4.26 per 1,000 gallons, $26.88 base rate
  • Sewer $8.87 per 1,000 gallons, $30.87 base rate
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant $7.41 per 1,000 gallons
  • Minnesota Testing Fee $0.53 per month
  • Storm Water $7.99 per month

Garbage and recycling

  • 30-gallon, per month $10.70
  • 60-gallon, per month $14.40
  • 90-gallon, per month $15.80
  • Bi-weekly recycling per month $2.25
  • City-wide cleanup days occur the first Saturday in May and October each year. Fees for this event vary.

Compost fees

  • Annual Permit (Resident) Free
  • Annual Permit (Non-resident) $20
  • Dump truck load – heavy wood $100
  • Dump truck load – light wood $50
  • Pickup load $5
  • Dumping Fee (By appointment only) $10

Building permits

  • Maintenance Permits $50
  • Maintenance Commercial Valuation based
  • New Construction Valuation based

Applications

  • Administrative Permits $50
  • Rezoning $200
  • Zoning Tax Amendment $200
  • Site Plan Review $200
  • Conditional Use Permits $150

Planned unit development

  • General plan $300
  • Final plan $300
  • Amendments $250

Variances

  • Residential $75
  • Commercial and Industrial $75