There are many ways that the City of Chisholm works to serve the community. The following are the major departments of the city, including a description of their main functions. If you need information on or assistance with a particular city function or service, these sections of the website should be helpful to you.
City/County Assessor. Saint Louis County serves in the capacity of city assessor where they provide appraisal services for all properties in the city along with processing homestead credits. All contacts will be through the Virginia, Minnesota Office and they may be telephoned at (800) 450-9777 Ext 7147.
City Building Official/Zoning Administrator: The building official provides services related to building inspections in accordance with the State Building Code and permits for various city zoning items such as rezoning, variances, conditional uses and regular zoning permits. Contact may be made at (218) 254-7906.
City Business & Utilities Office (City Clerk-Treasurer): The City Business & Utilities Offices handle the daily business operations of the City. Contact (218) 254-7904 Administration, 254-7902 Finance-Accounting and 254-7905 Public Utilities.
Public Safety (Police/Fire/Ambulance): Chisholm has a fully staffed police department, a volunteer fire department and a paid-on-call ambulance service (contracted). The Police Department telephone is (218) 254-7915. The departments are managed by a Police Chief, Fire Chief at (218) 254-7921 and the Ambulance Director available at (218) 254-5510 or (218) 254-5583.
Public Works/City Engineer (Streets/Parks/Buildings): Responsible for the streets, water, sewer and garbage utilities along with infrastructure of the City. Contact our Director of Public Works at (218) 254-7920.
Public Library: A beautiful building houses the City of Chisholm's Public Library at (218) 254-7913 which is a member of the Arrowhead Library System.
Economic Development Authority: Responsible for assisting new and existing businesses looking to expand in Chisholm. Contact our EDA Office at (218) 254-7935. Also please visit our Economic Development Authority website at the State of Minnesota - DEED: www.mnpro.com .
City Recreation Services: Responsible for providing recreational programs for the City of Chisholm and Balkan Township. The program operates all year round with activities for all age groups with a phone 254-7909.
Chisholm Ice Arena: Is operated by the Chisholm Blue Line Club. The club provides services for the community on an all year round basis. During the winter season there is hockey, figure skating, free style/open skating as well as school programs. During the summer months there is roller skating and recreational programs. The arena may be reached at (218) 254-7919.
Chisholm Curling Club: Is operated by the Chisholm Curling Club which is a community based organization that provides curling during the winter months for the community and school programs. During the summer there are recreational programs at the club. The curling club may be reached at (218) 254-7923.
City Cable Access [Mediacom Channel 13]: is operated by "Mesabi Community Television" which provides an opportunity for local television programming. The access channel may be contacted at (218) 750-7595.