Community Resources

Afton Business Association
Afton Business Association

  Afton Area Business Association

The Afton Area Business Association is organized to promote a strong local economy, to advance the interests of the Lower St. Croix Valley business community. The AABA represents businesses in Afton, Denmark Township, West Lakeland, Lakeland, Lakeland Shores, Lake St. Croix Beach, and St. Mary's Point, Minnesota.

  Afton Historical Society Museum

The Afton Museum is located in the former Congregational Church (1868) building in the Historic Village of Afton. The Museum, now a restored building, has many displays including a turn-of-the-century kitchen and schoolroom, library, military artifacts, post office, telephone switchboard, fashions, and children's toys and games, as well as an extensive photograph gallery of early schools and classes, early settlers, and historic events. Extensive files on area family information and photographs, census records, and information about Afton's seven cemeteries, including a Civil War cemetery, are available for research purposes.

 Burning Permits

A Burning Permit is required for all outdoor fires (except for recreational fires) in the City of Afton. To obtain a Burning Permit, please contact Jim Stanley, Lower Saint Croix Valley Fire District, at 651-248-5103.

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  Community Thread

Promotes, supports, and encourages volunteerism to serve the needs of the community. Through direct and indirect services we impact issues of poverty, volunteer management, and senior involvement and isolation.  Sustaining volunteerism by connecting people and enriching lives. Call to get involved: 651-439-7434

  Drug Watch

Click on the link to access the Drug Watch website.
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Valley Access Channels

  Valley Access Channels

Valley Access Channels (VAC) is a public access cable television facility in the St. Croix Valley. VAC serves the following cities and townships: Afton, Bayport, Baytown Township, Lakeland, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Oak Park Heights, Stillwater, Stillwater Township, St. Mary's Point and West Lakeland Township.  VAC has

four channels for local programming. Several of Afton's City Meetings including City Council and Planning Commission are broadcast on the government Channel 16.  For more information or schedules, please visit their website.
Valley Branch Watershed District
Valley Branch Watershed District

  Valley Branch Watershed District

Watershed districts are local units of government that work to solve and prevent water-related problems. The boundaries of the districts follow those of a natural watershed, and the districts are usually named after that watershed. 

Because water does not follow political boundaries, it makes sense to manage natural resources on a watershed basis. This type of management allows for an overall, holistic approach to resource conservation. 

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Historic Washington County Courthouse

  Washington County

The City of Afton is located in Washington County. 

County government was originally formed as an administrative arm of the state. Over the years, counties have taken on additional responsibilities and now run many programs for the benefit of County residents. For example, County governments build, maintain, and plow County roads. They develop and operate County parks and various recreational services. They also have programs that help families in need, improve residents' health, reduce crime, and provide numerous other public services. They operate libraries, assess property taxes, and administer the tax collection system. They maintain property records and keep a variety of other vital records, including birth and death records, marriages, deeds and mortgages.

  Washington County Sheriff's Office

The Washington County Sheriff's Office provides public safety/police services to all cities and townships in the County that do not have their own police department including the City of Afton. In addition to Afton, they also provide police coverage under contract to the cities of Mahtomedi, Dellwood, Willernie, Hugo, Grant, Lake Elmo, New Scandia Township,St Mary's Point, Lakeland Shores, St Croix Beach, and Lakeland.

 Washington County Unused Medication Drop Box

Washington County residents can now dispose of their unused and expired medications at a year round collection drop box. Old and unused medicines in a home can pose a risk for accidental poisoning, theft, and drug abuse. Instead of flushing or throwing them in the trash, drop the drugs off for safe and free disposal.

The Unused Medication Drop Box is located at the Sheriff’s Office Main Lobby in the Law Enforcement Center (LEC) in Stillwater. The drop box will be available 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Medications accepted include prescription, over-the-counter, and pet medication. Staff at the Sheriff's Office will secure the medications and take them to a waste-to-energy facility that is licensed to burn this type of waste.

For more information on what’s accepted and what’s not, and preparing medications for drop off go to