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Neighborhood Revitalization Mini-Grant Program

Neighborhood Revitalization Mini-Grant

The City of Silver Bay, in partnership with Lake County Housing & Redevelopment Authority, has developed a neighborhood revitalization mini-grant program to help make improvements to the exterior of properties within the city limits of Silver Bay.
Residents and businesses are eligible to apply. No income limit. The maximum grant request per household or business is $500. Click here to download the application or pick one up at City Hall, 7 Davis Drive. The City will begin accepting completed applications at 8:00 a.m. on May 3, 2021 and review will be on a first come, first serve basis, while funds are available. Priority will be given to first-time applicants.
Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Part-Time Police Officer Position Opening



The City of Silver Bay is accepting applications for the position of Part-time Police Officer within the Police Department.  The primary function is to patrol city streets and roads, enforce laws and ordinances, and conduct investigations.  Applicants must be eligible to be MN POST Board licensed.  A comprehensive background investigation, medical and psychological examinations are required as a condition of employment.  This is a part-time position with competitive wages.  Application and full job description with qualifications are available by calling 218-226-4408, emailing or click here to be directed to the Employment page. Completed applications with original signature should be returned to City Hall, 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614. Resumes are considered a supplement to the required city application. Required city applications are asked to be returned to the City Administrator by 4:00pm on April 30, 2021; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EEO/AA

ATV Safety Course


The Silver Bay Police Department, along with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the MN DNR, are hosting ATV Safety classes on April 30th at the Rec Center, 109 Outer Dr. The first class begins at 8AM. The second class begins at 10AM. Classes are open to anyone ages 10 – 15. Students must first complete the MN ATV Safety Course online and bring a copy of their certificate to class. ATV’s will be provided for the riding portion, but students must bring a helmet and face mask. Register at City Hall, 226-4408, prior to April 28th.  You will need to provide the child’s full legal name, date of birth, and address.

All riders in Minnesota who were born after July 1st, 1987 are REQUIRED to complete an approved ATV Safety Course, and carry the Minnesota ATV Safety Certificate with them while riding on public lands.



The City of Silver Bay is accepting proposals from qualified individuals for an Independent Contractor position to perform janitorial services for the Public Library (5 days/week). Proposal packets can be downloaded here or you can contact City Hall to request one be mailed to you. Proposals must be returned to City Hall, 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614 no later than 4:00 P.M. on April 16, 2021. Questions can be directed to Lana Fralich, City Administrator at 218-226-4408.

City Utility Payments Due by 4:00 PM on 3-31-21

The current quarterly residential rate is $282.44.  A late fee of $15.00 will be incurred if payment is not received within the City Administrator’s office by 4:00 pm on the last business day of the quarter. Water shut off procedures will begin on late accounts in accordance with the City policies.

Any payments received after 4:00 pm or received on the weekend will be credited on your account the next business day.

The City of Silver Bay accepts credit and debit card payments through GovPayNet. All major credit cards are accepted.  PLEASE NOTE: there is a non-refundable service fee retained by GovPayNet based on the charge. Please click on the following links to read credit card processing service fees and Terms of Service.

Click here for online payments

2021 Dog and Cat Licenses


2021 DOG and CAT LICENSES are now available.

Licenses expire February 1 each year.

ALL dogs and cats 6 months or older must be licensed.

License Fees:    $6.00 – spayed/neutered (with papers), $15.00 – all others

Late Fee:          $10.00 after February 28, 2021



Taconite Community Relief Loan Program for Silver Bay Businesses

The City Council of the City of Silver Bay, through its Economic Development Authority, and in cooperation with Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB), has developed a low-interest (1%) loan fund, with potential for a portion of the loan to be forgiven, known as the COVID-19 Taconite Community Relief Loan Program. The principal objective of the program is to offer assistance with working capital, delayed business expansion, delayed capital asset investment, or other business needs that have been delayed due to the impacts of the pandemic. Priority will be given to small businesses. Program Guidelines and Application can be found by clicking the links below, by contacting City Hall at 218-226-4408, or by emailing Submit your application today before funds are gone!



Interested in Serving on a City Board/Commission? The City needs volunteers!

The City of Silver Bay would like individuals interested in serving on various City Boards and Commissions to submit application. These Boards and Commissions are the working boards to recommend action to our City Council. Meetings are typically quarterly or monthly depending on the Board. There may be special meetings called, but are only on occasion. All you have to do is be committed to attending the meetings, engage in conversation, bring forth and be open to ideas, and be willing to work towards the betterment of our community. Please give City Hall a call for more information at 218-226-4408.  Applications can be picked up at City Hall or can be downloaded by clicking here and are to be returned to City Hall, 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614. There are currently vacancies on the following, but feel free to apply for any Boards or Commissions of interest.  For a full listing, click here.   Thank you for your interest!

Liquor Control Commission

Public Utilities Commission

Public Works Commission

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