- Highway Department
- Report a Concern or Request a Service
Report a Concern or Request a Service
Before reporting a concern or requesting a service on a roadway review the following responsibilities:
Anoka County Roads
An Anoka County Road will have a sign similar to the one shown. For more information, view the list of Anoka County Roads:
*To report signal outages or sign knockdowns during our normal business hours (M-F 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM), call our office at 763-324-3100.
Outside of business hours (after 4:30 PM and weekends), please call the Anoka County Central Communications Non-Emergency number at (763) 427-1212; a crew will be dispatched for repairs.
Mailbox/Garbage Can Damaged by Snowplow
Use the mailbox damaged by snowplow reporting form Opens a New Window. .
If your mailbox does get hit by one of our plow trucks, please call our office at 763-324-3100 or use the claim form below to report it. Anoka County will replace the mailbox to our specifications. Please note we will only replace your mailbox if hit by one of our trucks, we will not replace it if hit by another vehicle/accident.
If you are concerned about your garbage can getting hit by the plow, please do not set it out the evening before your scheduled pickup during a snow event, wait to place your garbage can on the roadway in the morning. Also, because garbage truck arms extend out about 6 feet, the can could be placed just a bit further back from the roadway, so the weight of the snow from the plow doesn't topple it.
How Do I Remove Striping Paint from my Vehicle?
Anoka County uses a waterborne latex paint for the yellow and white roadway lines. If you get paint on your vehicle, it should be removed as soon as possible. Some suggestions for removal are:
- Use a pressure washer found at a self-service car wash. If done immediately, it should remove all of the paint from the vehicle without damaging the vehicle’s finish.
- Use a solution of hot water, ammonia (one cup per gallon of water) and soap. The area with paint may need to be soaked multiple times until the paint softens, so it can be rinsed off.
- Using isopropyl alcohol on a soft rag and pressing it against the painted area will also soften the paint so it can be rinsed.
Anoka County is not responsible for the cost of removing traffic paint from vehicles that cross wet roadway lines, nor any damage caused by owner while attempting to remove the paint. However, the county will allow you to present your information by filling out a Claim Questionnaire. Fill out the questionnaire, return it to the Anoka County Risk Management Office, and someone from the County Risk Management Department will contact you.
Report an Illicit Discharge
As part of our municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) Stormwater Pollution Protection Program (SWPPP), please call the Highway Department at 763-324-3100 during normal business hours to report an illicit discharge.
State Highway, U.S. Highways, Interstate Highways
State Highways, U.S. Highways, and Interstate Highways have signs like those shown below. If the problem is on a Minnesota State. U.S, or Interstate Highway - including entrance and exit ramps - please call the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) at 651-296-3000 or report a problem online using the button below.
|State Highway (610, 47, 65, 97)|
|U.S. Highways (10, 169)|
|Interstate Highways (35, 35E, 35W, 694)|
City Street Issues
If the problem is on a city street, trail, sidewalk, signage, or street lighting, please contact the proper city authority.
General Maintenance and Snow Removal from Sidewalks, Bus Shelters, & Benches
Cities handle the maintenance and clearing of snow from sidewalks and trails along county roads. If you see a problem with any sidewalk or trail maintenance, please contact the proper city authority.
- For problems with snow removal from bus shelters and paths to bus stops, call Metro Transit at 612-373-3333 extension 3.
- For problems with snow removal from bus stop benches, call U.S. Bench Corporation at 612-721-2525.