Zoning Verification Letters

General Information

Zoning Verification letters are generally a request from homeowners, mortgage lenders, appraisers, and legal advisors. A zoning letter demonstrates that the use of the property is in compliance with all municipal zoning code regulations and if the use and/or property has obtained any zoning permits that could further impact the development of the subject property. 

Application Process

In order to process your request, we need the following information sent to our office in letter form. The request should be addressed to:

Matthew Graybar


375 Jackson Street, Suite 220

Saint Paul, MN 55101

The request should include the following information pertaining to the property:

  • Legal Address
  • Property Identification Number(s) (PINs)
  • Current or Proposed use of the property
  • To whom the letter should be addressed
  • Required Fee


Please either send a check with the request or indicate in the letter that you would like a person from our staff to call for payment by credit card over the phone. If you wish to drop off the letter,  you can also pay the fee at the office. Zoning letter fees are as follows:

Single Family/Duplex: $105.00 per PIN

All other properties: $242 per PIN

Expedited Letters: Additional $105 per PIN

Generally, zoning letter request are completed within 7-10 business days after the letter has been entered by the front counter staff into our database. If you need an expedited letter, the return time is typically 3-5 business days. If you have any questions regarding zoning letters, please contact Matthew Graybar at 651-266-9089 or matthew.graybar@ci.stpaul.mn.us