Bethel is a 1 square mile City located in northern Anoka County. Our neighbors include St. Francis and East Bethel. We are about 30 miles north of Minneapolis.

Bethel is home to 466 residents and 186 households. The City is comprised of residential neighborhoods, affordable rental properties, a traditional Main Street and our very own Brewery. Residents enjoy small town living surrounded by nature. Packed in our "1 Square Mile of Smiles" we have Sandshore Lake and the Bethel Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

Bethel WMA Description: Bethel WMA is 756 acres in size and is managed for a variety of waterfowl, woodland and grassland wildlife. It consists of roughly 2/3 wetland and wooded wetland, 1/4 upland woodland and the remainder is grassland.

This is a good area to see a sand plain prairie planting on the west end. Much of the remainder of the area is extensive cattail and shrub swamp. Much of it is accessible on foot, but bring your hip boots.

Wheelchair access is limited to the township road on the north and the county road to the south.

The large shrub swamp offers opportunities to separate yourself from other hunters in the fall and a place for cross country skiing or snowshoeing in solitude in the winter.

Game Species: Deer, Bear, Small Game, Forest Upland Birds, Pheasants, Waterfowl, Turkey

We welcome comments on this WMA's facilities or habitat conditions. For more information on this WMA, contact the Area Wildlife office at 651-539-3307.


City Hall

City hall is located in the Bethel Community Church

23860 Dewey Street  Our phone number is 763-434-4366

Our office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM -4:30PM.  Closed on Fridays and Holidays

This is also our polling place location in Bethel

Bethel City Park

We have a great little park in Bethel.  Residents may rent the pavillon for family events, or a ball game.
We charge $50.  Contact City Hall if you would like to rent the field or pavilion. 

Did you know you can donate your aluminum cans in a can trailer located at the city park? Donations go to the church now. 
Why not recycle your cans and give to a great cause all at the same time!

Anoka County Sheriff

Anoka County Sheriff Department is our contracted police protection.
Please call 911 if you have an emergency or to report suspecious activity in town.
If you see something that is not right, or vandals are in the park up to trouble, please call the police.
For non-emergency matters you can call Anoka County Dispatch at (763) 427-1212. 
Please report lost or found animals to the dispatch number, animal complaints should also be reported to dispatch.


Bethel has a leash law. All pets should be on a leash or kept in your yard at all times.
Dogs are required to have a city license which is issued each year. $5 if spayed or neutered, $10 if not.
Lifetime Dog License is the best way to go. $25 if fixed, $50 if not.
Please remember to keep rabies shots updated and give City Hall a copy for your file.

Did you know that if you lose your dog and he/she has a city tag we can find the owner by the license tag number?