Communications Office


Short-Term Rental Application

Oct 18, 2022

In 2021, the Norfolk City Council approved changes to City Code allowing short-term rentals both inside City limits and within the extraterritorial jurisdiction. 

Short-term rentals (such as Airbnb, Vrbo, etc.) are required to be licensed annually and inspected once an application has been received, and are defined as somebody renting out a house, a portion of a house or apartment for a…

Embrace Park Closure

Oct 17, 2022

Embrace Park will be closed a portion of the day Wednesday, October 19 for maintenance. During this time, City of Norfolk Parks and Recreation staff will be working on taking the shade structures on the equipment down.

The park will reopen to the public approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday.

If there are any questions or concerns, please call the City of Norfolk Parks and Recreation Division…

Visitors contribute significantly to Norfolk sales tax receipts

Oct 14, 2022

The City of Norfolk budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year reflects the City’s continued growth and strong finances. Part of that growth is seen in a significant increase in sales tax revenue.

In 2022-23, Norfolk sales tax is budgeted to grow $1.4 million or 14.73% reflecting a similar growth percentage as the City’s assessed valuation.  Sales tax receipts have been trending up with the increase…

City Adding to Skate Park with Donation

Oct 13, 2022
Mayor Josh Moenning, Nathan Powell-Parks and Recreation Director, and PJ Evans-Assistant Director of Recreation

The City of Norfolk will be adding to its skate park thanks…

Input Requested For the River Point Downtown District

Oct 06, 2022

The City of Norfolk is requesting public input through an online survey to identify community priorities for the River Point District. Results of this survey will provide the City with regional perspectives surrounding the dynamics of Downtown Norfolk’s economy, environment, and experience. 

“Our downtown has seen such tremendous growth and revitalization in the last ten to fifteen years.…

Hesman Recognized at Council Meeting

Oct 04, 2022

The Norfolk Morning and Noon Optimist clubs recognized Firefighter/Paramedic Max Hesman of the Norfolk Fire Division at Monday’s city council meeting. Optimist international highlights those who inspire respect for the…

City Recipient of Donation

Sep 28, 2022

Lyle Lutt-Director of Administrative Services, Dani Myers-Noelle-City Attorney, PJ Evans-Parks and Recreation Facilities Manager, Mayor Josh Moenning, Nathan Powell-Parks and Recreation…

Fire Prevention Week Kicks off October 9

Sep 28, 2022

The Norfolk Fire Division is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15. This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

The Norfolk Fire Division encourages…

Benjamin Avenue Public Meeting

Sep 28, 2022

The public is invited to a Benjamin Avenue Improvement Project update Wednesday, October 5 at the Norfolk City Council Chambers (309 North 5th Street) from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Representatives from BX-Civil & Construction and the City will be on hand to share current progress and answer questions.

Attendees are asked to park on the west side of the Administration Building and enter…

Transfer Station Maintenance

Sep 27, 2022

The City of Norfolk Transfer Station will close at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29 for maintenance. The facility will reopen Friday, September 30 at 7:30 a.m. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.