Homes below Express 61 within Duluth Township are part of the Duluth North Shore Sanitary District (DNSSD). Instead of septic systems, these homes and businesses are tied into a sewer line that is connected to WLSSD.
A volunteer board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 7:00am, at French River Lutheran Church. The public is welcome to attend these open meetings.
Homeowners are expected to understand and take responsibility in caring for their part of the this sewer line, and the board publishes newsletters to aid in that effort.
For questions about your bill or assessments, contact DNSSD Billing Office at:
Mailing Address (for all payments and/or correspondence): P.O. Box 16103, Duluth MN 55816
The DNSSD Billing Office can assist with the following services:
Billing Questions – including account balances, address changes, updated contact information, new owner account setup, etc.
Accounting Questions – including vendor bills and balances, certification questions and all other financial questions related to the District.
Assessment Balances – are provided to the property owner and/or Closing Agent (Title Co. or Attorney handling sale/transfer) only. Please provide written request (e-mail is acceptable) including the parcel ID (xxx-xxxx-xxxxx), property address and current owner to receive the Assessment Fee Acknowledgement notice. Following your approval of the Assessment Quote Fee Acknowledgement the Billing Office will provide assessment balances within two business days.
To setup automatic payment via the D/NSSD ACH Program – this authorizes D/NSSD to draw funds for your monthly user fees (and annual Debt Service Fee if you request) from a checking or savings account your designate on the monthly due date, which is the 15th of the month following service. Enrollment forms can be found on the website and enrollment can start at any time during the year. There is a $2 per month discount for this service currently.
There is a list of authorized contractors for sewer work to be done, please check this list before proceeding.
Your contact in the township for the DNSSD is Supervisor Wendy Gustofson.