Parkland Dedication Ordinance Overview

Effective October 3, 2015, the City of Saint Paul enacted a revised parkland dedication ordinance. Under the revised ordinance, any development that increases the number of residential dwelling units, increases the floor area of commercial, industrial, or storage buildings, or any combination thereof, will be required to dedicate land for park space as determined by the City Council or pay a fee in lieu of dedicating land. 

For newly platted land or larger developments, a consultation with the Parks and Recreation Department should be set up prior to proceeding beyond the initial concept stage of the project. During this consultation, parks staff will determine the feasibility of a land dedication or if the fees would be the preferable option for your project. 

For more information on the Parkland Dedication Ordinance or to set up a consultation meeting, please contact:

Paul Sawyer
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation  
Ph: 651-266-6417

Required Information Form

If your proposed project increases the floor area of a commercial, Industrial, or storage building, or increases the number of residential units, you must complete the parkland dedication information below and submit it with the site plan review application, or if no site plan review is required, with the building permit application.

Parkland Dedication Required Information Form

Parkland Dedication Report

The Parkland Dedication Ordinance requires an annual report of parkland dedication fees collected.  The 2017 Parkland Dedication Report can be viewed by clicking the button below.

View the 2017 Parkland Dedication Report

Last Edited: March 23, 2018