Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.015 and until further notice, the Dellwood City Council, Board of Review, and Planning Commission meetings will be held by electronic means using the cloud-based audio and video conferencing platform Zoom. Please contact the City Clerk for information regarding participation in a specific meeting at (651) 429-1356.

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING- 4/13/2021 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

ASSESSMENT NOTICE: The Local Board of Appeal and Equalization for the City of Dellwood will meet on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5:00pm. For additional information, please Click Here

View Board of Review Meeting Invitation.

The City of Dellwood is comprised of approximatley 1,800 acres, with the most recent Census Report listing a population of 1,075.  Dellwood is situatued along the Northeast shores of White Bear Lake.  Being one of the smaller residential communities in Washington County, its landscape portrays a pastoral rolling rural setting.  The area was first settled in the early 1850's, predominately by people moving out from St. Paul to enjoy the natural spaces and its summer recreational opportunities.  Population throughout the area increased after 1870, when the Stillwater & St. Paul Railroad was completed around the north side of White Bear Lake and across what is now Grant Township -- the Washington County Historical Society reports that the Village of Dellwood, when platted in 1882, consisted principally of summer homes located on the Stillwater & White Bear Railroad line, many "with large, architect-designed cottages of often palatial portions."  Part of the area's lore includes celebrated “highly active social summers” with F. Scott Fitzgerald living in a Dellwood cottage when he wrote The Great Gatsby.

Dellwood was reorganized from a Village (incorporated in 1917) to a City in 1992.  Though the City is platted to include designated farm land, Dellwood’s land and properties are principally a suburban residential setting with single family homes.  The City is recognized for several commercial “farm businesses.”  The Pine Tree Apple Orchard is a long-established 300-acre farm in Dellwood that grows apples, strawberries, pumpkins, etc., has its own bakery, and offers wagon rides and other seasonal activities.  On another farm parcel, 7 Vines Winery has developed into a destination vineyard on the historic 180-acre estate formerly owned by the family of railroad magnate James J Hill.

From its earliest zoning ordinances, Dellwood has endeavored to provide a semi-rural, large lot, high quality single family community. The City continues to preserve this characteristic through careful zoning provisions.  Dellwood has a City Council, Planning Commission, and active private homeowners groups.  With large residential lot sizes, each building parcel has its own well/septic system.  The City works closely with regional environmental agencies to ensure ecological compliance. A majority of the Dellwood Ordinances can be found online.

If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact the City Office at 651-429-1356 or cityhall@dellwood.us (Please note that our City Hall email address has changed).