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)
8/19/2020 2021 Taxes and Trends: Ramsey County presenting at City Council Meeting at 3:30 pm 
8/26/2020 Mayor's Proposed 2021 Budget and 2020 Budget Update: Budget Committee Meeting at 10:00 am
9/2/2020 General Fund Department Budget Reductions:  Fire, Public Works, and Support Services to present at Budget Committee Meeting at 10:00 am (each department has 30 minutes)
9/2/2020 Library Board Meeting: Library General Fund Budget Changes 2:00 pm
9/3/2020 Community outreach: Public Hearing on the Mayor's Proposed 2021 Budget at 6:00 pm
9/9/2020 General Fund Department Budget Reductions: Parks and Recreation, Department of Safety and Inspections, and Support Services to present at Budget Committee Meeting at 10:00 am (each department has 30 minutes)
9/16/2020 General Fund Department Budget Reductions: Police Department, General Fund Department Follow-up at the Budget Committee Meeting at 10:00am
9/16/2020 City Levy Limit Voted on by Council at 3:30 pm
9/23/2020 2021 Budget and 2020 Budget Update: Parks and Recreation 10:00 am and Department of Safety and Inspections 10:45 am
9/23/2020 HRA Proposed 2021 Budget: Meeting at 2:00 pm during HRA Meeting 
9/23/2020 HRA Levy Voted on by HRA Commissioners at HRA Meeting 2pm
10/7/2020 2021 Budget and 2020 Budget Update: Fire Department 10:00 am and Public Works 10:45 am
10/7/2020 2021 Budget and 2020 Budget:  Library Meeting 2:00 pm
10/14/2020 2021 Budget and 2020 Budget Update: Police Department 10:00 am and City Attorney's Office 10:45 am
10/21/2020 2021 Budget and 2020 Budget Update: Planning and Economic Development 10:00 am and Sales Tax and Capital Improvement Budget 10:45am 
10/28/2020 2021 Budget and 2020 Budget Update: Office of Financial Services 10:00 am and Office of Financial Empowerment 10:45 am 
11/18/2020 2021 Budget and 2020 Budget Update: RiverCentre and Saint Paul Visitor Authority 10:00 am and Water Board 10:45 am 
12/2/2020 Discuss Council 2021 Budget Changes at 10:00 am
12/9/2020 Budget Committee - Budget Adoption 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.