City of Saint Paul Property Tax Estimator

The 2019 proposed budget includes an 11.5% 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 the restructured street maintenance program and other changes may impact your property taxes.

Disclaimer: these calculations are strictly estimates and should not be considered binding or relied upon for planning purposes.

Estimates only include city taxes, not school district, county, or other taxing jurisdictions.

These calculations apply to a residential homestead property. If you have another type of property (rental home, apartment, commercial, etc.) and would like an estimate, please contact the Office of Financial Services.

Property values are assigned by the County Assessor. Don’t know your value? You can look it up. After selecting your address, scroll down and select the 2018 Value Notice.

Comparison of City Taxes

  Payable 2018 Payable 2019 Change
Market Value
City Tax

Where do my taxes go?

2019 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 2018 Percent of Property Tax Levy 2019 Percent of Property Tax Levy
Police 25.0% 25.2%
Fire 16.3% 16.6%
General Government* 12.7% 12.6%
Parks and Recreation 9.2% 9.7%
Debt 9.9% 9.7%
Public Works 7.7% 7.5%
Safety and Inspection 5.1% 5.2%
Libraries 12.7% 12.0%
Port Authority (City Levy) 1.4% 1.3%
Planning and Economic Development** 0% 0.2%

* 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, and the Office of Technology and Communication. It also includes spending activities that exist across the city but are not necessarily assignable to a specific department.

** Starting in the 2019 proposed budget, the department of Planning and Economic Development (PED) will have some spending in the City's General Fund. Before 2019, all PED spending was budgeted in special funds.

Please visit the Minnesota Department of Revenue for information about property tax refunds.

Learn about Mayor Melvin Carter's 2019 budget proposal here: