New Resident Resources

Welcome to the City of Lafayette. Life here is enhanced by the preservation of our local history and the enjoyment of today.  Our community combines agriculture, industry, history, civic activities, recreation and countless other events for a wholesome and fulfilled lifestyle, making it an ideal place to raise a family and grow your business.

The following information should help ease the transition of moving into the area for new residents.

City Services:

Contact 507-228-8241to request a new resident packet or stop into the office at 791 Main Avenue from 7am to noon and 1 to 4 pm daily. 

Electric Service

Xcel Energy services the city of Lafayette and its residents and businesses - contact them at 800-895-4999

Sanitation & Recycling

The city contracts with Renville Sibley Sanitation for mandatory residential services. Contact them directly for special collection items or rolloff dumpsters 507-834-6168. 

Tri-County Sanitation also works with the residents and provides collections for electronics, appliances, tires and hazardous waste at collection dates across the tri-county region of NIcollet, Sibley and LeSueur counties. 

Local Schools

Lafayette is located in District 88 - New Ulm, and we are on the border of the GFW school district to the north. Buses from both districts have pick up points in Lafayette.

Lafayette Charter School closed its doors before the 2022-2023 school year. 

Internet Providers

RS Fiber Cooperative - 800-628-1754 - The City of Lafayette is part of this cooperative along with 9 other cities and 17 townships who have worked to bring fiber to our rural area.

CenturyLink (Lumen -833-591-0933

Mediacom - 855-633-4226 -

Natural Gas  

United Natural Gas - 507-647-6602


United Farmers Cooperative 507-647-6602

Lakes Gas 507-354-5592