From the Mayor

Greetings Neighbors, It’s the time of year when snow blowers are relocated to the back of the garage and spring garden tools and bicycles move to the front! Despite a mild winter no doubt we’re all eager for warmer temps. On behalf of the City Council, I sincerely thank all SFL residents who...
Greetings Neighbors, The SFL City Council and I wish to express our gratitude to the numerous residents who immediately engaged in assisting the community by contacting our State representatives in protest of this Bill. You can make a difference and it matters! Understanding the critical nature of...

Don't forget a permit

Sunfish Lake requires permits for a variety of actitivites, home renovations, and property improvements. See Permits and Forms to learn more about the permit you need.

According to Section 610 of the City Code, no person may conduct business as a Peddler in the City without obtaining a license which includes a completed application, background check and payment of a license fee. Solicitors are required to obtain...
Sunfish Lake elections are held in November of even-numbered years during the General Election. On this page you will find information on election dates, voting and helpful links. This page will be updated with information throughout the year....


4 May
Arbor Day 2024
Date Sat., 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
14 May
City Council Meeting
Tue., 7:00 pm
23 May
City Planning Commission
Thu., 7:00 pm
11 Jun
City Council Meeting
Tue., 7:00 pm
20 Jun
City Planning Commission
Thu., 7:00 pm
9 Jul
City Council Meeting
Tue., 7:00 pm
18 Jul
City Planning Commission
Thu., 7:00 pm
13 Aug
Primary Election
Tue., 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

All Airport News 

Keep your eye on this section of for the latest information about Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC).

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If you've not already registered for the Spring SFL Neighbors Party and wish to do so, please check the details on your invitation.  If you have


The event will take place on Saturday, May 4th.  Please see attached flyer for more information.  ...




Just a reminder that State law in Minnesota prohibits the disposal of yard and tree waste with your garbage.  If you have the ability to take


The City of Sunfish Lake is unique in a lot of ways.  The large lots, rural feel, and lack of public sewer and water in a community surrounded by city’s with more urban settings and infrastructure makes Sunfish Lake a special place.  With every home in the city on an individual well system, it is more important for our city’s citizens than for the other communities around us to protect and conserve our water resources.  At the time of this writing, the region is entering into what are considered “drought” conditions, which puts even more stress on the local water resources and supplies of water in the ground that each of our wells draws from.  It is strongly encouraged that you consider implementing the water conservation practices outlined below:

Take shorter showers, which saves gallons of water.

  • Add more efficient shower heads which can save as much as 13,000 gallons a year for an average household.  Xcel Energy provides low volume shower heads at the Xcel Energy Store website.
  • Toilets are one of the biggest sources of indoor water consumption.  Older toilets use much more water than new toilets.  Make sure you have updated toilets that use less than 1.6 gallons per flush.
  • Consider trading in your top-load washer machine for a high efficiency front loading washer.  You can save up to 36 gallons of water per load.
  • If your faucets are older, you can benefit from installing aerator flow restrictors on faucets.
  • Lawn irrigation use by Americans amounts to about 9 billion gallons of water daily.  In many instances home lawns and landscapes are over-watered. Consider adding soil moisture sensors that prompt the lawn irrigation only when needed.
  • It is best to water deeply and infrequently, and watering should not take place during the heat of the day to prevent needless evaporation.
  • Consider converting areas of sodded lawn to drought resistant lawn and low-maintenance plantings that require much less watering. 

 Implementing the practices outlined above can help to ensure that plentiful fresh groundwater is available for future generations, and will help to protect the special attributes of this unique city.