City of Maplewood COVID 19 Updates

The City of Maplewood will be using this project page to communicate updates on the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19.

Governor Walz issues an executive order directing Minnesotans to stay at home, starting March 27 – April 10th


There are exceptions for those preforming critical tasks. Read the full order. (PDF).

See the list of what will remain open below.                                 Posted Wednesday, March 25, 3:41pm

#StayHomeMN flyer


The Minnesota Department for Public Health (MDH) is responding actively to the COVID-19 situation.

COVID-19 Health Hotline (800) 657-3504

Maplewood declares State of Emergency

At a March 16th Council meeting, the City Council approved an emergency declaration. 

Actions or determinations at the Council Meeting regarding COVID19

Posted, Tuesday, March 17 1:16pm

Emergency Executive Order 20-14

Beginning March 17 and continuing until March 27 at 5:00 pm, the following places of public accommodation are closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public:

  1. Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other places of public accommodation offering food or beverage for on-premises consumption, excluding institutional or in-house food cafeterias that serve residents, employees, and clients of businesses, child care facilities, hospitals, and longterm care facilities.
  2. Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, clubs, and other places of public accommodation offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
  3. Hookah bars, cigar bars, and vaping lounges offering their products for on premises consumption.
  4. Theaters, cinemas, indoor and outdoor performance venues, and museums.
  5. Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, and spas.
  6. Amusement parks, arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks, trampoline parks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities.
  7. Country clubs, golf clubs, boating or yacht clubs, sports or athletic clubs, and dining clubs.

Read the full Executive Order - Emergency Executive Order 20-04

Posted Tuesday, March 17 10:30am

Department of Public Safety logoDVS to close, expect delays in processing; direct city business will continue.


Please note that the Minnesota Department Vehicle Services (DVS) will be closed at least two weeks due to COVID19. While the city will still be accepting applications through our drop box and preparing documents for processing, there will be at least a two-week delay returning any paperwork that has to be processed through Minnesota DVS.  Business that is processed through city offices, will continue. If you have any questions please call city hall at (651) 249-2000.

Posted Thursday, March 26 2:00pm


Minnesota State Flag with Permit to Purchase textPermit to purchase/transfer firearm procedure

Applications will only be accepted for residents of Maplewood, and must be signed in all appropriate spots.  Once our staff has received the application, via email or mail, the final page of the application will be filled out and sent via mail.  This is a receipt only and not a permit.

Link to - Minnesota Permit to Purchase Application (PDF)

  • Email - Fill out the application and email it to  Once an application is received via email, an automatic confirmation email will be sent back.
  • Mail:  Fill out the application, sign it, and mail it to Gun Permit Applications, C/O Maplewood Police Department, 1830 County Road B E, Maplewood, MN 55109

Posted Wednesday, March 25 10:40am


The City of Maplewood has closed playgrounds until further notice to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Park System with text over the top

Park users are asked to stay away from play equipment during the closure. Our parks, trails and open spaces remain open but please avoid group activities and follow social distancing guidelines while enjoying them.

The health and safety of our community members and our staff and their families is a priority for the City of Maplewood.

Therefore, effective immediately, the City of Maplewood will be closing City Hall, the 1902 facility, the Wakefield Community Building, and the Nature Center to public access.  Essential services will continue without interruption. City employees will be available by telephone and email during this closure. 

This community mitigation effort is designed to protect the health of our municipal workforce and community members using our facilities. It also helps in ensuring our emergency first responders can continue to provide mission-critical functions so community members have ready access to 911 services for police, fire, and EMS response.  Further, we need to assure that operators for our municipal water supply, sanitary sewer, and infrastructure maintenance remain available and healthy to report for work.

Posted Monday March 21 2:40pmBreak1

Sack Lunches with applesFree student meals available for pick up

Students 18 years of age and younger can pick up a free bagged breakfast and lunch every weekday, Monday - Friday, while schools are closed due to COVID-19

Drive-through meal pick-up is available at the main entrances of Carver Elementary, Skyview Community School, and Richardson Elementary between 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Families and students may visit any pick-up site.

Visit ISD622 for complete details.

Posted Thursday, March 19 2:249pm


Person carrying a brown takeout bagGuidelines for customers ordering takeout and eateries transitioning to curbside and drive through service:     

Food Safety for Delivery Pickup (PDF)                                              Posted Wednesday, March 18 2:16pm


Man putting paper into dropboxDrop box now available at city hall

In light of city hall’s closure, we have set up a secure drop box so that staff can continue processing vehicle tabs, business permits and other city business. Be sure to: provide your name, address, and phone number and item of business.  City staff will contact you or mail your items.  The drop box will be checked several times per day.  Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.                                                                                                                 Posted Tuesday, March 17 12:03pm

If you have routine business with the City of Maplewood:

Department of Motor Vehicles 

There are two ways to renew tabs without coming to city hall:

Online at for a list of open deputy’s.

Mail application to:
1830 East County Rd B
Maplewood, MN  55109
Please include your phone number in case we have questions during processing. 

If you have additional questions contact, or 651-249-2000


Visit for open locations

Business Licenses

Visit our Business License page or call 651-249-2000

Community Development 

(Permits, inspections, planning, zoning, public health, or code enforcement)

Call 651-249-2300, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

New permit applications can be mailed:
Community Development
1902 County Rd B East
Maplewood, MN 55109

Parks and Recreation

The City of Maplewood has closed playgrounds until further notice to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Park users are asked to stay away from play equipment during the closure. Our parks, trails and open spaces remain open but please avoid group activities and follow social distancing guidelines while enjoying them.

Please observe the CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people.  Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass.  Bring water as public drinking fountains should not be used, even if operable.  Do your best to leave no trash - take everything with you to protect park workers.  

Due to CDC guidelines, we are not taking rentals of any kind until further notice.  This guidance is current as of 3/20/20 and staff continues to monitor CDC guidance and local, state and federal updates.

When enjoying Maplewood’s parks, trails and open spaces, please follow these guidelines:

  • Stay six feet from others, this includes giving proper notice when passing
  • Leave no trash


  • Youth Dance Classes-cancelled
  • All Parks Clean Up-cancelled (residents are encouraged to bring supplies when they visit the park and do their own clean up)
  • April Pastries and Painting-cancelled
  • April Karate-cancelled
  • Old Log Theater day trip April 29-cancelled
  • Thursday Gymnastic Classes beginning March 19-cancelled
  • Monday Tumbling Classes beginning March 16-cancelled
  • Adult Spring Volleyball-cancelled
  • Mother’s Day Bowling-cancelled
  • Tai Chi Ch’aun Classes-current session cancelled, next session starting May 27
  • Ballroom Dancing Classes Session 3-cancelled


  • Maplewood Nature Center, Wakefield Park Community Building, Carver Community Gym, Edgerton Community Gym
    • Due to CDC guidelines, we are not taking rentals of any kind until further notice


  • Youth Volleyball Clinics beginning March 17-Rescheduled for May 5 – June 9
  • Floor Hockey League beginning March 21-Rescheduled for May 2 – June 13 (No Class May 23)
  • Preschool Art Classes beginning March 24-Rescheduled for May 5 –May 26
  • Spring Soccer Starter Program Week of April 28-Rescheduled for Week of May 5th – week of June 11
  • Old Log Theater day trip May 20-TBD
  • Adult Softball-Start date of week of May 11 for all leagues
  • Ballroom Dancing Classes Session 4-Rescheduled for May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18

All April Maplewood Nature Center programs have been cancelled with the exception of online programming.

Not accepting any field rental requests at this time

Contact  and or 651-249-2111 with any questions.