The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for managing the record-keeping functions for all City Council actions, managing administrative updating of the Saint Paul Charter, acting as the responsible authority and compliance official for City data-practices requests, and more.
The City Council is responsible for setting City policy through ordinances and resolutions. The Council also has sole responsibility for adopting the City’s budget. The Council legislates by passing Ordinances which become City laws.
Emergency Management builds, sustains and improves our community’s capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from threatened or actual disasters, whether natural or man-made and acts of terrorism.
Saint Paul established the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) in 2019 because economic inequality is a whole-city crisis that demands a whole-city response. OFE coordinates that response in partnership with community leaders, businesses and nonprofits, and low-income Saint Paul residents.
Fire & Emergency Medical Services
The Saint Paul Fire Department protects the life and property of the people of Saint Paul. We are a dedicated all hazard response agency comprised of firefighters, public educators, support staff and maintenance personnel - creating an effective team that are proud to serve the residents of our Capital City.
The Office of Neighborhood Safety was launched in 2022 and reflects the expansion of Mayor Carter’s Community-First Public Safety (CFPS) Framework which incorporates balanced investments in policing and an array of strategies focused on addressing the root causes of crime in pursuit of the most comprehensive, coordinated, and data-driven approach to public safety Saint Paul has ever endeavored.
Parks and Recreation
A nationally accredited and gold medal award-winning organization that manages 179 parks and open spaces, AZA-accredited Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 25 city-operated recreation centers, more than 100 miles of trails, an indoor and two outdoor aquatic facilities, a public beach, a variety of premium sports facilities, municipal golf courses, and Great River Passage.
Planning and Economic Development
The Department of Planning and Economic Development (PED) builds community wealth through business, housing, jobs, planning, financial and cultural assets. To achieve this mission the department administers a variety of planning, housing, business and economic development activities. These activities support a number of community initiatives and also provide direct benefits to home owners, home buyers, renters and businesses.
The Saint Paul Police Department promotes safe and healthy neighborhoods in Minnesota’s capital city. The department employs approximately 800 people, including 620 sworn officers who respond to nearly 300,000 calls for service and investigate about 13,000 Part I crimes each year.
Saint Paul Public Works is a nationally accredited department responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the street, sewer and drainage infrastructure systems in the city of Saint Paul. One of the largest engineering organizations in Minnesota, Saint Paul Public Works is responsible for more than 1,874 miles of streets, 806 miles of sanitary sewer, 450 miles of storm sewer, 107 bridges, and 145 miles of bike lanes. The department also engineers the traffic, signal and lighting infrastructure for the city, in addition to coordinating citywide recycling and garbage efforts.