As you are probably discovering, Shakopee is a great place to live. But with any move to a new area, there are always questions. We hope this web page will help guide you through some of your questions and make your move to the city a little smoother.
Several entities provide utility services to Shakopee residents. Following is a list of contacts:
- Water and Electricity - Shakopee Public Utilities, 952-445-1988, email email@example.com, http://spucweb.com
- Natural Gas - CenterPoint Energy, 612-372-4727, www.centerpointenergy.com/services/naturalgas/residential
- Cable Television (Internet, Voice) - Comcast, 1-800-266-2278, www.comcast.com
- Telephone (Internet) - CenturyLink, 1-888-756-2383, www.centurylink.com
- Refuse & Recycling - Dick's Lakeville Sanitation, 952-469-5161, www.dickssanitation.com
- Additional television, Internet and cable providers may be available in your location or via satellite
NOTE: Please contact the aforementioned entities to check if your property has unpaid utility or garbage bills or pending assessments. (This is commonly overlooked when foreclosed properties are purchased.) If charges have previously been assessed, they will be recorded with Scott County.
The Customer Service Center for Scott County (200 4th Avenue W) issues driver's licenses and license plates for new residents. Call them at 952-496-8150 or visit www.co.scott.mn.us/Pages/DepartmentDetail.aspx?LID=12
You may file for homestead status at the Customer Service Center for Scott County (200 4th Avenue W). Call 952-496-8150 or visit www.co.scott.mn.us/Pages/DepartmentDetail.aspx?LID=12 for more information.
Dogs 6 months and older must be licensed by the City. Licenses are good for two years and are $24. This fee is pro-rated for licenses purchased mid-year ($23 in February, $22 in March, etc.). Call 952-233-9300 for the exact prorated fee. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. Call 952-233-9300, 952-233-3837/TTY or visit www.ci.shakopee.mn.us/dog_licenses.cfm for more information.
Transit services are offered through partnerships between the cities of Shakopee and Prior Lake, as well as Scott County. There are Dial-A-Ride services to transport people throughout the city and county, circulator buses that travel the city on a regular route with scheduled stops, summer shuttles between area attractions and shopping destinations, and an express bus service (BlueXpress Bus) to downtown Minneapolis. Call 952-496-8341 or visit www.ci.shakopee.mn.us/transit.cfm for information on the Dial-A-Ride service, circulator buses and summer shuttles or call 952-496-8800 or visit www.bluexpressbus.com for information on the BlueXpress Bus to Minneapolis.
You may register to vote at the Scott County Customer Service Center (200 4th Avenue W). Learn more by calling 952-496-8560 or visiting www.co.scott.mn.us/CountyGov/ElectionInfo/Pages/ReturningForms.aspx. Voter registration forms are also available online at www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=204.
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In an emergency, dial 9-1-1. For a non emergency situation that still requires police assistance, please call 952-445-1411. To make an administrative request, please call 952-233-9400 or 952-233-9491/TTY during regular business hours. Click here for a list of tip lines. Report a crime tip online at http://tiny.cc/SPD_TIP411 or text the word "spdtips" and the tip information to 847411.
In an emergency or if fire fighter assistance is needed, please dial 9-1-1. For administrative issues, please call 952-233-9570 during regular business hours.
The City offers two classes for residents interested in learning more about Public Safety. The Police Citizen Academy is held annually (usually in the spring), and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is offered twice a year.
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Check out area attractions and upcoming events at www.shakopee.org or call 952-445-1660.
Shakopee is home to St. Francis Regional Medical Center, located at 1455 St. Francis Avenue. Call 952-428-3000 or visit www.stfrancis-shakopee.com for more information on the services available.
The Shakopee Public Library is a part of the Scott County Library System and is located at 235 S. Lewis Street. Call 952-233-9590, 952-496-4123/TTY or visit www.scott.lib.mn.us for information and upcoming events.
The Shakopee Post Office is located at 135 Sommerville St. S. For more information call 800-275-8777 or visit www.usps.gov.
ISD 720 offers five elementary schools, one sixth-grade center, two junior high schools and one high school for area residents. Please contact them at 952-496-5000 or visit www.shakopee.k12.mn.us.
Government offices are located at 200 4th Avenue W in Shakopee. Call 952-445-7750, 952-445-8170/TTY or visit www.co.scott.mn.us.
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You can reach the Shakopee Chamber at 952-445-1660, or online at www.shakopee.org/chamber.
The City issues certain licenses for businesses. For more information call 952-233-9300 or 952-233-3837/TTY during regular business hours.
Certain restrictions are in place regarding business signage (size, location, etc.). For more information call the Planning Department at 952-233-9300 or 952-233-3837/TTY.
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