Welcome to Fridley! Thank you for choosing Fridley as your new home. We are a community of approximately 27,000 people set in a great suburban location just 10 minutes north of downtown Minneapolis and 20 minutes northwest of Saint Paul. Fridley has many great assets including award-winning schools, cultural diversity, creative outlets, beautiful parks and trails, and a booming business district.
New Resident Packet
Our new resident packet is a great starting point to learn more about Fridley. It holds information about our City Council, how to stay connected and get involved, Public Safety information and more!
We believe Fridley will be a safe, vibrant, friendly and stable home for families and businesses.
The City of Fridley is a first ring suburban community with a 2020 estimated population of 29,500. The City is 10 minutes north of downtown Minneapolis and 20 minutes northwest of downtown St. Paul. Incorporated in July 1949, Fridley now covers 11 square miles of area and is home to several private and public schools including a K-12 International Baccalaureate school district and some of the most important industries in the Midwest, nation and world. We also have beautiful parks and trails including Springbrook Nature Center and Moore Lake Beach.
97% of residents consider Fridley a "good" or "excellent" place to live! Get a complete picture of the City from our 2021 Citizen Survey Results.
The City of Fridley has a Council-Manager form of government. The elected City Council sets the policies for the operation of the city, and the day-to-day administrative responsibility rests with the City Manager who is appointed by the City Council. The City Manager oversees the activities of all eight departments and is the primary liaison between City Council and City staff.
The public is invited to City Council meetings, usually held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall (7071 University Avenue NE).
Fridley City Council is also advised by six commissions.
Business and Development
An industrial spine around the rail corridor has served the City well and has provided the City with nearly as many jobs as the number of citizen's who reside in the community. Fridley is home to the largest number of employees in Anoka County. Consequently, the unemployment rate for the city is below the national average.
Fridley is home to many large and small businesses including Medtronic, Cummins and Unity Hospital, who each employ over 1,000 people. The City of Fridley is committed to helping you start, expand and sustain your business with our open-door policy and community outreach.
Remembering Our Past
We continue to make history every day, from innovative community development to commemorating historical events. Every summer, Fridley '49er Days celebrates the birth of our community.
Fridley has a number of service organizations and community organizations that better our community. For more information about each one and how you can get involved, please click on the links below to visit their websites.
Anoka County Historical Society
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
Fridley History Center/Fridley Historical Society
Fridley Post Office
Mississippi Brank, Anoka County Library
North Suburban Center for the Arts
If you're a community organization that would like to be listed on this web page, please complete this form for consideration.
- I am moving to Fridley. Who do I contact for utilities?
- Where do I find a list of waste haulers / garbage collectors?
- Where do I register my children for school?
- Where do I vote?
- What can I recycle?
- Where can I find bus, Park & Rides or Northstar information?
- Do I need a cat / dog license?
- When do I need a building permit? What home projects require a permit?
- When does the City Council meet? Where can I view agendas/minutes/meetings?
- Where can I find County resources such as job training, economic assistance and public health services?
- Can I Open a Home Business?