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; Electronic Mail:
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City Office Hours

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 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 appointment.

Next regular council meeting scheduled May 11th 7:00 PM @ City Hall



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

Need a venue for
birthdays, weddings,
anniversaries or reunions?

Check on Carlos Event Center (Carlos Town Hall) right here @ 210 Victoria Avenue

For reservations and information call Ed Thull at 320-766-7628 or 320-852-6958. For more info see


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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