Frequently Asked Questions

 

  Animal Control -

For all your animal control needs...  

 

MN Critter Getter - Scott County - 952-873-6611

Currently work in the following areas:  Belle Plaine, Jordan, New Prague, Le Sueur, Elko New Market, Montgomery, and County of Le Sueur (dogs only).

 

Minnesota Critter Getter - 507-248-3155

Servicing the Henderson area
36415 State Highway 19
Henderson, MN   56044
507-248-3155

 

 

 Builders

Local Builders:

  • KA Witt
  • Shaughnessy Construction
  • Paul Hanzel Homes
  • Greg Pavek Homes
  • Shimota Project Management

 Burning Permits

City of New Prague Ordinance #92.60 prohibits any open burning within the City limits.  No person shall dispose of refuse by open burning or permit any open burning. Refuse includes garbage, paper, leaves or other similar such substances.

Recreational Fires are permitted in the City of New Prague on private property.  A recreational fire is a fire set for cooking, warming, or ceremonial purposes, which is not more than three feet in diameter (as measured from the inside of the fire ring or border).  Recreational fires must be completely surrounded by non-combustable materials and must not be located closer than 25' to ANY structure.  An adult must tend the fire at all times. 

Any questions regarding recreational fires please call City Hall.

NOTICE: CHANGES TO BURNING PERMITS

Burning permit prices are $25.00 per permit. Permits will be effective from the date of issuance through December 31. Bonfire permits will be $15.00 per permit, with a one time use. Burning permits are REQUIRED  for all residents outside the city limits of New Prague. 


Le Sueur County
Contact Sheriff's Department, (507) 357-8545

Scott County

Burning permits will be issued by appointment only. The fire station offices are NOT manned on a full time basis. We are unable to issue permits on a "walk up" basis. Permits may be obtained by calling one of the following numbers:

 

Permits may be obtained by calling one of the following numbers:

Chief 1: Steve Rynda....................952-292-1577

Chief 2: Curt Novotny...................952-367-6058

Chief 3: Greg Pint.........................952-250-1314

Captain 2: Brandon Busch.............952-215-4920

Lieutenant 2: Ryan Kubes.............952-201-5397

 

 

 

 Car License Tabs, Transfers, etc.

Closest location:
New Prague License Center
118 Main Street East
New Prague, MN  56071
(952) 758-2324

 

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Colleges/Universities/Secondary Education

 Drivers License

Here are some of the closest locations to renew your drivers license:


1.   New Prague License Center
      118 Main Street East
      New Prague, MN 56071
      (952) 758-2324

      Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2.   License Bureau (applications only)
      14125 Commerce Avenue
      Prior Lake, MN  55372
      (952) 447-8817

3.   LeSueur County Courthouse  (applications & road test site)
      Le Sueur County Courthouse
      88 South Park Avenue
      Le Center, MN  56057
      (507) 357-2251

4.   Scott County Courthouse (applications only)
      200 Fourth Avenue West
      Shakopee, MN  55379
      (952) 496-8432

5.   Minnesota State Offices (applications & road test site)
      418 North Pine Street
      Chaska, MN  55318
      (952) 448-3740

 Electricity

A majority of the City is serviced by:
New Prague Utilities Commission (owned by the City of New Prague)
Located at:
City Hall
118 Central Avenue North
New Prague, MN  56071
(952) 758-4401
Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday) closed holidays


There are small portions of the City that are serviced by:
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative
125 Minnesota Valley Electric Drive|
Jordan, MN  55352
(952) 492-2313  (800) 282-6832

 Garage Sale Signs

The City of New Prague has an ordinance pertaining to garage sale signs.  Garage sale signs are not permitted within any public right of way, easement or any publicly owned land.  If you place a garage sale sign in violation of this ordinance, the City or appropriate road authority (MnDOT for state highways and Scott or LeSueur County for county roads) may remove the sign if it poses a public safety issue.  On a typical city street the public the right of way is the area from the back of the curb into a yard about 12 feet which is often also referred to as the "boulevard".  This area is not private and thus signs are not permitted here.  On state highways and county roads this right of way may be larger and a good rule of thumb in these situations is to keep signs behind the sidewalk (if there is one).

 Garbage

If you are looking for where to dispose of a particular refuse item, please use the Scott County Waste Navigator by clicking here

 

Lakers New Prague Sanitary, Inc.
27252 Helena Blvd
New Prague, MN  56071
(952) 758-2991
Bag System or 90 Gallon Cart used for collection.  These fees pay for the landfill cost.
A base fee will be on your monthly New Prague Utility bill of $5.50 plus tax. This charge is to cover the cost of the truck/driver/recyclables.
For bigger items or any other information - please call Lakers.

 Ice Skating Rink

The City's recreational ice skating rink, hockey rink and warming house is located at the Sliding Hill Skate Park (1501 Columbus Ave. N  - across from the high school). For more information check the website under "City Departments" then "Parks".

 

The sliding hill, as well as the recreational ice skating rink and hockey rink, will open in December. The opening depends upon the weather conditions.

 

The warming house will be available for all users of the park.  A large “open/closed” sign is located on the side of the warming house facing the parking lot to indicate availability on any given day.

 

Hours: December to Mid-February/March (Pending Weather):

Monday-Friday -         4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday -      10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Holidays -                  10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Closed Christmas and New Year’s)

 

 

 

 Mortgage Counseling

Worried about losing your home to foreclosure?  Trained counselors are available to help New Prague residents explore your options.  Although they cannot guarantee you'll avoid foreclosure, they can inform you of your rights and the tools that are available.  Call 952-448-7715 ext 3, or go to www.CountyAdviser.org before it's too late.

 Natural Gas

Servicing the City of New Prague:
CenterPoint Energy
800 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55459-0038
Customer Service (612) 372-4727
Gas Leak (612) 372-5050

 Parking Ordinances - In Winter

72.02 - DUE TO SNOW
72.05 - WINTER PARKING HOURS
Click this link to go to the Police Department Website which contains information about the overnight parking regulations in winter.

 Post Office

124 Main Street East
New Prague, MN  56071
(952) 758-7678
Located on the South side of Main Street at 1st Avenue SE

 Realtors

Local Realtors:

ReMAX

Edina Realty

Kubes Realty

Keller Williams

Edel Town and Country

PinPoint Realty

 Senior Dining & Meals on Wheels

Available for adults age 60 and older & people with special needs.
Monday - Friday (no holidays)
Meals On Wheels delivered to your home. 

To Coordinate Meals on Wheels, please contact Allan at 952-492-2208.

A two-day advance meal reservation is required.  
Cost:  suggested donation of $3.00

 SmartLink Transit

Click here for more information on the SmartLink Transit service.

 Street Light Out?

If you see a street light out, please let the New Prague Utilities know about it by calling 952 758-4401.

 Telephone

Servicing the City of New Prague:
Bevcomm, Inc.
115 Main Street West
New Prague, MN  56071
(952) 758-2501

 Transportation / Transit Services

SmartLink is the transportation resource for Scott County. Residents that have questions pertaining to transportation options within the county can call (952) 496-8341 Option #2. Scott County’s Transit Link (also known as SmartLink) Dial-A-Ride operates 7 days a week. Buses operate Monday – Friday from 6am – 9pm, and Saturday & Sunday from 7:00am – 4:30pm. A ride can be schedule up to 7 days in advance, and is suggested. Rides can be scheduled Monday – Friday 7am – 3:30 at (952) 496-8341 option #1.

Passenger one-way fares are based on the time of day:

Monday – Friday              6am – 9am, 3pm – 6:30pm           $4.50

                                                9am – 3pm, 6:30 – 9pm                 $3.50

Saturday & Sunday          All Times                                              $3.50

**Rides over 15 miles are subject to a .75 cent surcharge.

http://www.smartlinktransit.com

 

Videos for how to use the local transit system.  

https://youtu.be/5CoSdN8ciqE

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHvKgw1ruoWT6nw4EALFkcA

 

TRUE Transit provides rural county-wide public transportation service for Blue Earth, Nicollet and Le Sueur Counties and within the city limits of New Prague.   TRUE, which stands for “Town, Rural, Urban Express,” offers scheduled routes and community dial-a-ride service to assist those needing to do their shopping, get to the doctor or visit family and friends at an affordable rate.

 

Passenger fares on the scheduled routes below are just $3.00 per one-way trip:

Monday               8 am – 5 pm       Dial-a-ride service to Le Sueur or Le Center

Tuesday               1-5 pm                 Dial-a-ride service to New Prague, Montgomery & Heidelberg

Wednesday         8 am – 12 pm     Dial-a-ride service to New Prague, Montgomery & Heidelberg

Friday                   1-5 pm                 Dial-a-ride service to New Prague, Montgomery & Heidelberg

 

If you need a ride outside our scheduled routes, give us a call at 800-560-1575 and we will do our best to accommodate your request for a premium price calculated by the mile:

0 – 10 miles    =    $6.00

11 – 20 miles   =    $7.00

21 – 30 miles   =   $8.00

31 – 40 miles   =   $9.00

41+ miles          =   $10.00

 

All rides must be requested at least two business days in advance.

 

If you would like to schedule a ride, or for more information, please call (507) 388-8783 or visit www.truetransit.org.

 Water/Sewer

Servicing the City of New Prague:
New Prague Utilities Commission (owned by the City of New Prague)
Located at:
City Hall
118 Central Avenue North
New Prague, MN  56071
(952) 758-4401
Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday) closed holidays

  Who Represents Me?

Use this link to find who represents you in the State House of Representatives and State Senate.

 Yard Waste Site

ONLY FOR NEW PRAGUE CITY RESIDENTS*
NOW OPEN
Not open when raining or too wet or in winter months.
No commercial services accepted.
Will accept branches, leaves, lawn, and garden trimmings.
Please remove all plastic bags.
In order to maintain a proper compost site, please do not leave other types of refuse.
VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED!
DIRECTIONS:  Take Columbus Avenue North go past the High School.  Located to the right (or East) just before the pavement ends.
(*City Residents are only those who live in the corporate City Limits of New Prague and pay City Taxes).