Budget and Property Tax Resources

City of Saint Paul Budget Quick Links

Ramsey County Taxpayer Services

Ramsey County provides taxpayer support including tax payments, assessing, and recording services.  If you are a property owner in Ramsey County, Minnesota, and have questions about your property taxes or property assessment, email AskPropertyTaxandRecords@co.ramsey.mn.us.

Key Dates

The budgeting process is actually a year-round effort with tax levies adopted late in the fall, tax payments due in May and October.  Below is a tentative schedule of the budget presentations, the final agenda and materials will be available here.

City Council Budget Meetings held in City Hall Chambers at 10:00 am-11: 30 am (unless noted otherwise)
August 7, 2019 Trends Affecting Payable 2020 Property Taxes - 3:30 City Council Meeting
August 21, 2019 Mayor's Proposed Budget
August 28, 2019 Parks and Recreation, Department of Safety and Inspections, and Fire Budget Changes affecting the General Fund
August 28, 2019  *Share your Voice, Discussion with the City Council on the 2020 Proposed Budget*City Hall, room 40 at 6:00pm
September 4, 2019 Police Department Budget Changes affecting the General Fund
September 4, 2019 Library Board Budget Presentation at 2:00pm
September 11, 2019

Department of Public Works and Department of Parks and Recreation, Rec Services

September 11, 2019

Planning and Economic Development and Housing Redevelopment Authority at 2:00pm

September 18, 2019 Saint Paul Police and Fire Department
September 18, 2019 HRA and City Levy Limit declared at 3:30pm
September 25, 2019 Department of Parks and Recreation, Operations and Department of Safety and Inspections
October 9, 2019 Office of Technology and Communications and Office of Financial Empowerment 
October 16, 2019 Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity and Human Resources
November 13, 2019 Capital, Local Sales Tax and Fleet  
November 20, 2019 Saint Paul Water Board and RiverCentre and Visit Saint Paul 
December 4, 2019  City Attorney's Office  and Review Council Adjustments to the Proposed Budget
December 4, 2019 Truth in Taxation Meeting 6:00pm
December 11, 2019 Adoption of the City of Saint Paul 2020 Budget 3:30pm

Understanding Property Tax Videos

  • Why taxes go up and down video (Produced by League of Minnesota Cities, Association of Minnesota Counties and the Minnesota School Boards Association, 2006.)
     
  • Property Tax Videos - Nobody likes paying bills, but we all do expect to pay for the goods and services that contribute to our quality of life. The city portion of your property tax bill may look like a big number, but if you do the math, you may find that the city's services cost you no more than those treats you choose to buy yourself every day.  Watch "Hill of Beans" video.
     
  • The Truth in Taxation Statement comes out in November and it's supposed to help you estimate your total property tax bill. But it never matches the actual tax statement that you receive in March. Find out why on "Your Property Tax Dollar" video.