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Sometimes citizens do not report suspicious activity to the police department because they think that the issue is not important enough to warrant a 911 call. The time it takes to respond to a crime in progress is a determining factor in the apprehension of a criminal. A delay in reporting a crime by even a couple of minutes greatly reduces law enforcement effectiveness. Commit yourself to calling in all suspicious activity without delay. By calling 911, you could be preventing a crime from happening in your neighborhood.
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The only fireworks that are legal in the State of Minnesota are non-explosive and non-aerial (such as sparklers, cones, and tubes that sparkle, snakes, and party poppers). Any fireworks that explode, leave the ground, or shoot anything other than sparks into the air are illegal. You must be 18 years old to purchase fireworks and fireworks are not permitted on public property.
Soliciting in the City of Lino Lakes is allowed as long as the solicitor has obtained a permit issued by the city. If a solicitor comes to your door, ask to see their permit. If they do not have a permit from Lino Lakes, please call 911 and an officer will stop by to talk to them.
Yes, a permit must be obtained from the Lino Lakes Public Safety Department before purchasing a handgun. A permit form and other pertinent information can be found under our Permits and Forms section of this website.
Yes, dogs that are six months of age and older must be licensed. A license form and other pertinent information can be found under the Permits and Forms section of this website.
Police reports are available at the Lino Lakes Public Safety Department and must be picked up in person during our office hours of 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Hunting with or discharging any single projectile, including a rifle, shotgun with slug, muzzleloader, pellet gun, or BB gun is prohibited anywhere within the City of Lino Lakes. Only shotguns with birdshot and bow and arrow are allowed by city ordinance and then only in certain areas. There is no discharge of a firearm (with the exception of a bow and arrow) allowed anywhere west of Hodgson Road or Lake Drive, north from Ash Street (County Road J) to Lilac Street (just north of I35W). In all allowable hunting properties, the hunter must maintain a minimum distance of 750' from a building when using a shotgun with birdshot and 500' from a building when using a bow and arrow. At no time should any hunter be shooting across another's property or roadway. Safety is first in importance, both for the hunter and for the residents! Please respect the laws of the State of Minnesota and the city ordinances of Lino Lakes. We urge anyone witnessing unsafe or illegal behavior with a hunter or other person with a firearm to please call 911 immediately for assistance from the Lino Lakes Public Safety Department or the DNR. For more information on this ordinance, call 651-982-2300.
The City of Lino Lakes has an ordinance regulating overnight parking that makes it unlawful to park any vehicle on any city street between the hours of 2 am and 6 am, from November 1 through April 1, unless a waiver has been granted for that vehicle. Furthermore, parking is not allowed when two or more inches of snow has fallen until the street has been plowed. Violators will be ticketed and could be subject to towing at the owner's expense.
It is unlawful for juveniles under the age of 18 to be present in any public place during the days and times listed below. Exceptions include parental or guardian supervision, or an emergency.
Lino Lakes' Municipal Code and Zoning Ordinances are available on our website.
To file a complaint against a member of the Lino Lakes Public Safety Department, please complete the Citizen Complaint form (PDF). Add additional pages if necessary.
If you wish to speak to a supervisor after hours, please contact Anoka County Dispatch at 763-427-1212. Please contact a supervisor if you need any assistance obtaining the necessary information. Once completed, the form can be submitted by mail or in person. When submitting the form by mail, please address it to:
Public Safety Director John SwensonLino Lakes Public Safety Department640 Town Center ParkwayLino Lakes, MN 55014
We take all complaints very seriously (PDF) and encourage any citizen dissatisfied with our service to contact us immediately.