City of Saint Paul Property Tax Estimator
The 2020 proposed budget includes a 4.85% increase in the property tax levy. Changes in your property's market value and changes in the City's tax levy, among other factors, will impact what you pay in taxes next year. The City of Saint Paul has created a property tax estimator to allow residents to understand estimated changes in their property taxes from year to year. Use this new tool to see how changes in the City budget may impact your property taxes.
Comparison of City Taxes
|Payable 2019||Payable 2020 – Proposed||Change from 2019||Payable 2020 – Maximum Levy 1||Change from 2019|
1 Includes additional $27.1M for garbage collection
Where do my taxes go?
This pie chart shows the breakdown of a City tax bill under the 2020 proposed budget. This chart will change if the property tax levy is increased in the 2020 adopted budget.
2020 Department Spending as Percent of Property Tax Levy
Property taxes are used for general City and Library operations and to pay City debt. City departments also receive funding from other sources budgeted in special funds. These special funds are used for designated or restricted purposes.
|Department||2019 Percent of Property Tax Levy||2020 Percent of Property Tax Levy|
|General Government 2||14.0%||13.5%|
|Parks and Recreation||10.5%||10.5%|
|Safety and Inspection||5.6%||5.6%|
|Port Authority (City Levy)||1.3%||1.3%|
2 General Government includes City Council, Mayor's Office, City Attorney's Office, Emergency Management, Office of Financial Services, Human Resources, Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity, the Office of Technology and Communication, and Planning and Economic Development. It also includes spending activities that exist across the city but are not necessarily assignable to a specific department.
Please visit the Minnesota Department of Revenue for information about property tax refunds.