Austin, Minnesota  

City of Austin
500 4th Avenue NE
Austin, MN 55912

Office Hours
M-F 8-5pm



Welcome to the City of Austin’s website.  Austin, Minnesota is located in south central Minnesota at the junction of Interstate 90 and State Hwy 218.

Austin is the home of Hormel Foods Corporation; both its corporate offices and flagship plant are located here.

Austin is also home to The Hormel Institute.  Founded in 1942, the Institute is currently in the process of expanding to 200 researchers from all over the world.

We are very proud of our community and believe our quality of life is second to none. 

We hope this website is useful, and we always welcome comments to improve it.

And welcome to Austin.

Learn more about Austin’s mayor, Tom Stiehm.

City Council Meeting Minutes and Video

City of Austin Survey Results


Final Draft, Downtown Master Plan, November 2014

If you as a citizen feel your questions or concerns have not been answered by a department or elected official, you are welcome to report the situation to City Hall at 437-9940, and we will do our best to assist you.

Web Site Search
Department of Revenue website:
Minnesota state law - Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005 - requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For City of Austin, titles and annual salaries as of January 1, 2014 are:
City Administrator –currently vacant
Director of Administrative Services - $103,563.20
Police Chief - $98,280.00
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