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General Information

  • Burning Permits are required and may be obtained by calling Troy Davis at (218) 838-2425 or online. Current burning restrictions can be viewed online as well. Please note burning leaves in the City is prohibited by ordinance.
  • Motley Public Cemetery - Please call Greg Frisk at (218) 352-6137.
  • Cats and dogs are required by city ordinance to be licensed within the city. Only 3 adult dogs, 4 adult cats, or a total of 5 adult dogs/cats are allowed, notwithstanding the aforementioned separate limits.  There is a $5 fee, and a copy of your pets current vaccinations is required. Please contact City Hall for more information. Applications are available here.



City Council - monthly on 2nd Monday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall

Planning & Zoning - monthly on third Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. at City Hall

Fire Department - monthly on 1st Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall


Compost Site

The compost site is available to all residents within the city limits of Motley.


Motley Area Historical Society

History of Motley

Helpful Links

City Directory

Mosquito Control

Snowplow/Shoveling Information

Items for Sale