Compost IS Open Tuesdays-Thursdays 4-7, Saturday 10-2


Residents of Rice can call or email to request a sticker. Outside city limits can drop a check for $40.00 in the drop box and a sticker will be mailed, OR can pay online with a credit card at govpay. Please contact City Hall with questions 320-393-2280. NO TREE STUMPS OR GARBAGE.


Residents can request a sticker here


Burning Restrictions are in effect until further notice.

For more information, contact the Little Falls Area Forestry Office at 320-232-1061

This burning restriction is to protect the public, township fire wardens, and firefighters from increased exposure to COVID-19. All non-essential burning is suspended until further notice. If you feel you have an economic hardship due to this burning restriction, please call the Little Falls Forestry office at the number above. 

Campfires, outdoor charcoal grills, and camp stoves are still allowed

Please help us reduce social contact and to keep first responders available to respond to all emergencies. Thank you for your understanding!

The City of Rice is closing public access to City facilities effective at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020.

This includes City Hall, Lions Building and the Old Village Hall. This will be in effect until June 1st , 2020 at which point the City will re-evaluate the plan moving forward. Essential public safety services will continue, and our public safety personnel will follow their own set of protocol for responses. City Hall employees will continue to serve the public via phone or email, and we can assist in payments being made online or via our City Hall drop box.

It is our goal to react to the COVID-19 events with responsibility but not panic. Operations will continue and we are simply looking for effective ways to protect our employees and the community while still providing the best service level possible.

We appreciate the community’s support and patience.If you have any question or need immediate assistance please call Julie at 320-393-2280 or

Please DO NOT flush disposable wipes, cloth towels,  or sanitary napkins etc. in the sewer system. This causes an increase in back-ups in the system.  Back –ups result in increased costs and maintenance, and ultimately higher sewer rates. Thank you for your cooperation!

New Rice Police Officer

Introducing New Rice Police Officer Adam Goerger. If you see him wave from a safe six feet!

Parents remember the importance of helmets for kids on bikes and four wheeler’s. Four wheeler riders under the age of 16 are required to complete an approved safety course before riding on public lands and wear a helmet.

Get in Touch – Click Here to contact us!

Julie Fandel – City Clerk
Sheri Johnson – Treasurer
Phone (320) 393-2280
Fax (320) 393-3180

Police Non-Emergency (320) 393-3280
Fire Non-Emergency (320) 393-2180

City Hall Address:

205 Main Street E Rice, MN 56367 PO Box 179

City of Rice Business Hours

Monday 7 A.M. – 6 P.M. ​

Tues-Thurs 8 A.M. – 4 P.M. ​Friday Closed