Disorderly House


A disorderly house is defined as any building, dwelling, place, establishment, or premises where there are violations of City ordinances or state laws concerning:

  • Sale of liquor or 3.2 beer
  • Gambling
  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation to vice
  • Lewd or indecent behavior
  • Sale or use of drugs

Such establishments can be considered a public nuisance and dealt with under those ordinances.

Reporting a Disorderly House

Complaints should be directed to the Police Department at 651-291-1111, to make them aware of the problem and to establish a record of complaints for presentation as evidence. Residents can also use the petition process to bring the nuisance to the attention of the City Council for action.(see Public Nuisance)

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