Carlos is a small community with a population of 502 according to the 2010 census. Carlos is located within 10 miles of Alexandria, is in the midst of several lakes within the chain of lakes, and is only 5 miles from Lake Carlos State Park. There are two new housing developments within city limits and opportunities for rural housing in the surrounding areas. Located within the city limits of Carlos are a bank, a bar & grill, an elevator, a grocery store, auto repair shops, two small manufacturing businesses, a post office, an implement shop, an auto body, a trucking business, a garbage business, and an excavating business. Located within our housing radius are several manufacturing businesses as well as service and agricultural types of business. Carlos has a Volunteer Fire Department and a First Responder Unit.

Carlos is close to health care with two clinics and the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria as well as specialized clinics. Also in the nearby towns are fitness and wellness spas, YMCA, veterinarians, motels, and county police protection.

One would not have to go far to find a small town feel with the needs that a larger town can supply by living in Carlos.




       City of Carlos 109 1st Street West * PO Box 276 * Carlos, MN 56319
       Phone: (320) 852-3000 * Fax: (320) 852-1000; email:
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        City Office Hours

        Monday-Thursday 8 am to 3 pm

       (Absences greater than 30 minutes due to meetings and time off will be

        posted 24 hours in advance.)

       City office visits may be made outisde of normal hours by mutually agreeable


New service!

To view your water bill or print your water bill or pay your water bill simply click on the link UB PAY below.

You will need your water/sewer account number (found on your last bill) and the Municipal Code of CarlosMN319. Click on the link below

UB Pay



When:     Saturday May 16                     9:00 AM to 1:00 pm

(Anything dropped off before 9 am or after 1 pm will be considered illegal dumping.)


WHO:  Sponsored by the City of Carlos, Carlos residents only


Where:  Carlos City Garage, 109 West 1st Avenue


Only Items accepted include:

Washing Machines



Air Compressors




Nails, bolts, nuts




Propane tanks



Metal Chairs

Steel banding

Car rims

Mower Blades

Car Parts

Bed Frames

Electric Motors

Metal fence posts

Car batteries

Saw Blades


Aluminum windows w/o glass




There will be help available at the drop site to assist in unloading and reloading.

We reserve the right to refuse accepting  anything at our discretion that may or may not be on this list.

This is for City of Carlos residents only.  

Any questions, please contact Corrie @ 852-7909





Need a hall for birthdays, weddings,

anniversaries or reunions?

Rent our town hall for

$200.00 for the day, $100.00 deposit

For more information leave Gary a message at

320-852-6958 or 612-759-1600

Senior's group

meets at 11:30 A.M. onthe 2nd

Thurday of each month

at Herby's Bar and Grill in Carlos.

Call Herby's at 320-852-7170

by Tuesday of that week to make reservations.




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