Preston City Council
The Preston City Council regularly meets at 6:00 P.M., the first and third Mondays of the Month. Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers in City Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Mayor Kurt Reicks
David Collett
Charles Sparks
Robert Maust
Holly Zuck

City & Public Utility Office Staff

Joe Hoffman
City Administrator /
Utility General Manager

Jim Bakken
Public Works Director

Sheila Marzolf
Deputy City Clerk

Debra Ebner
Utility Office Manager

MariLyn Bakke
City/Utility Secretary

Gabby Kinneberg
Tourism Director

Cathy Enerson
Economic Development Director


Council Meeting Agenda

Frequently requested files


These files are available on-line in the Acrobat .pdf format.
Additional formats may be available by contacting City Hall (507) 765-2153
Adobe Acrobat Reader may be downloaded for free using the following link.


Code of Ordinances

The Preston Code of Ordinances is available online.

Preston Code of Ordinances

Please note that the City Council does make occasional changes to the Code of Ordinances. These changes may not yet be added to the online version. The official copy of the Code of Ordinances is available for review at City Hall.

Preston Flood Map Information

1994 Flood Insurance Rate Map for the City of Preston (pdf)

1994 Flood Insurance Study Booklet (pdf)


Preston City Hall is at 210 Fillmore Street West. It is located on the Northwest corner of the Courthouse Square in the lower level of the Preston Carnegie Library.

City Hall is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00AM to 4:30PM.

Phone Number
(507) 765-2153

Fax Number
(507) 765-2794

Mailing Address
Preston City Hall
P.O. Box 657
Preston, MN 55965


Planning & Zoning

Please view the ordinance HERE

Planning and Zoning Committee
Matt Schultz- Chairman
Holly Zuck
Dave Harrison
Fran Sauer

Dean Schumacher

Joe Hoffman - Zoning Administrator

The City of Preston requires building permits for many construction activities, including but not limited to:

  • Building or adding to a garage
  • Decks
  • Garden/utility sheds
  • House/building additions
    (any construction that adds to the footprint of the structure)
  • Fences/retaining walls

Please call City Hall (507) 765-2153 to check if your project requires a building permit.

The City of Preston has adopted a Floodplain Ordinance as part of a program that makes FEMA flood insurance available to our residents. In order to minimize future flood losses, the floodplain ordinance closely regulates construction activities in the floodplain. It is strongly suggested that property owners contact city hall before starting any project in the floodplain.

It is the responsibility of the homeowner to contact City Hall and determine whether a building permit is required for work to be done. Some P&Z questions (setbacks, permitted uses, etc.) may be easily answered by referring to the 'Land Use' section of the Preston Code.

Preston Zoning Map
(as of 06-22-16)

PDF file