Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I register to vote?
You may register at your polling site on Election Day or, on any
other business day apply in person at the County Auditor's Office at
807 11th Street North in Moorhead. Bring your driver's license
I.D. with your current address or come with a registered voter from
your precinct that can certify you live in Moorhead. Questions,
Q. Where do I vote?
A. Enter your home address in the Property section for information including your polling place.
Q. Do I need a permit to remodel my house?
No permit is required for redecorating such as painting, carpeting or
cabinets. A permit is needed if walls will be constructed, or
plumbing moved. An owner/occupant can do one's own plumbing, but
a permit is needed if more than a repair or replacement is done.
For questions, contact Building Codes at 299.5424 or use the contact form.
Building Codes is now located on the Fourth Floor of City Hall, 500
Center Avenue. For electrical permits and inspections, contact Rod
Schaffer at 701-235-28401.
Q. I just purchased a home in Moorhead. How do I apply for the Homestead Market Value Exclusion?
A. Submit completed application
to the City Assessor's Office on 3rd Floor of City Hall, 500
Center Ave., Box 779, Moorhead, MN. Questions, call 299.5310 or use the contact form.
Q. I'm thinking of purchasing a home in Moorhead. What resources are available for first-time homebuyers?
A. For general summaries of programs, click here. Questions, call 299.5375 or use the contact form.
Q. Is there a way to notify the police
about non-emergency situations such as parking violations, noise
and animal complaints?
A. Yes, for non-emergency situations call 299.5120.
Q. Where can I find out more information about bus services?
A. For maps and schedules, click here.
For special questions, contact the Ground Transportation
Center at 232.7500 or Moorhead Transit at 476-6686 or use the Contact Form.
Q. Why didn't my garbage or recycling get picked up?
Be sure to have your garbage and recycling on the curb early. For
detailed instructions regarding garbage and recycling, Click Here, Call 299.5347 or use the contact form.
Q. What should I do if my sewer is plugged, experience slow drains, or detect sewer odor?
A. Call the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 299.5385 or use the contact form before calling a plumber!
Q. Where do I get my pet license?
Licenses may be purchased online or at the Moorhead Police Department 915 9th
Avenue North. Don't forget to bring your pet's vaccination
Q. Where do I get information on neighborhood block clubs?
To find out if there is a block club in your neighborhood or if you
would like information on how to start your own block club, call
299.5143 or use the contact form.
Q. Where can I find information about starting a business?
A. Moorhead Business Development For assistance and information on business incentives, call 299.5441 or use the contact form.
Q. How can I get branches picked up?
Small piles of branches and logs can be left on the curb to be picked
up on garbage pick-up day. The small pile must not exceed 4'
H x 8' W x 12' L and the logs may be no larger than 8" in
diameter. For larger loads or call 299.5422 to schedule a pickup. A fee may apply for larger loads.
Q. Who do I call to report a streetlight that is burned out?
A. E-mail You can also call Moorhead Public Service at 299.5400 or call 299.5418 on holidays or for after-hours assistance.
Q. Who do I call to report a sign that has been knocked down or is missing?
A. Call the Street Department at 299.5422.
Q. How can I get a burning permit?
A. Come to the north Fire Annex at 111 12 St. N. to complete an application and receive instructions.
Q. What does it mean if my smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector is beeping?
A. If your alarm beeps or chirps every few seconds, it needs a new battery.
Q. I missed my court date. How do I reschedule the date?
A. Contact Court Administration at 299.5065.
Q. How do I sign up for unemployment or enroll in Job Service?
A. Call the Minnesota Workforce Center at 236.2191.