Filing for City Office

Run for Mayor or City Council

The City of Vadnais Heights is a Plan A form of government, which is an appointed clerk-treasurer (or City Administrator), a mayor and four council members. The mayor serves a two year term and council members serve four year terms. All are elected at large. Mayor and council members commit to attending approximately three to five meetings per month.


A candidate for mayor or city council member in Vadnais Heights must:
  • Be an eligible voter
  • Have no other affidavit on file as a candidate for any office at the same time
  • Be at least 21 years old when assuming office
  • Have maintained a residence in Vadnais Heights for at least 30 days before the general election.

Affidavit of Candidacy 

Each candidate must fill out an affidavit of candidacy and submit a $5.00 filing fee. 

Candidates for offices elected at the next election can be found using the candidate finder on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

Find Candidate Filing Periods


For questions on filing for City Office, please call 651-204-6000.