Appeals must be filed no later than the compliance or reinspection date indicated in the order issued by the City of Saint Paul. Questions about appeal deadlines should call 651-266-8585.

In person appeals: fill out the appeal form in our office City Hall 15 Kellogg Blvd. West, Room 310 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. $25 filling fee accepted by cash or check only.

U.S. Mail appeals: download one of the appeal forms below and return the filled-out form, along with a copy of the order, and any evidence you would like the hearing officer to consider, along with the $25 filing fee (check only, please do not mail cash) to the address below.

Emailed Appeals: download an appeal form below and email to, along with a copy of the order, and any evidence you would like the hearing officer to consider. You will need to mail the $25 filing fee separately (Check should be made to: City of Saint Paul and sent to the address below).

City Council - Legislative Hearings
310 City Hall 15 Kellogg Blvd. West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

To check the status of your appeal or for more information, call the Legislative Hearing Appeals Line: 651-266-8585.

If you need an interpreter for your hearing, please call 651-266-8585 for us to arrange.

Appeal Forms 

Application for Appeal Form-Hmong.pdf

Application for Appeal Form-Somali.pdf

Application for Appeal Form-Spanish.pdf

Scheduling Your Appeal Hearing

Legislative Hearing staff schedule all appeals. Appeal hearings are scheduled one to four weeks after the application is submitted, depending on the urgency of the matter.  

Hearings are held on Tuesdays; scheduled as follows:

9:00 AM        Special Tax Assessments (1st and 3rd Tuesdays) 
                     Orders to Remove or Repair (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) 
11:00 AM      Summary & Vehicle Nuisance Abatement Orders, Correction Notices and Code Enforcement Orders to Vacate
1:00 PM        Vacant Building Registration Notices & Orders
1:30 PM        Fire Certificate of Occupancy Orders to Vacate (Condemnations & Revocations)
2:00 PM        Fire Certificate of Occupancy Orders & Letters
3:00 PM        Other Cases (such as Code Compliance Inspection Reports, Fence Variances)

What to Expect at the Hearing

A number of appeals are heard in each hearing session.  For each appeal, City Staff will give a report including orders, photos, and other documents. The appellant is given time to testify, present information, testimony, photos or other documents.  The Hearing Officer will take all of this into account to develop a recommendation for Council consideration.  The hearings are informal but it is expected that cell phones are silenced and City staff and appellants will address one another respectfully. 

Related Information

To notify the City about a nuisance, call the DSI - Complaint Office at 651-266-8989, who will then contact the correct department.

For other enforcement-related questions, please contact the relevant office below:

  • Reporting a Nuisance
  • Tax Assessment Lookup
  • Fire Prevention & Fire Certificate of Occupancy - 651-266-8989
    • For building or housing code complaints about non-owner-occupied residential buildings, commercial, and industrial buildings.
    • For other problems which may be a potential fire hazard or for non-emergency hazardous waste incidents
  • Board of Zoning Appeals - 651-266-9088
    • For information about zoning, variances and appeals
  • Building Code (Construction Permits All Trades) DSI - 651-266-8989
    • For building permit information
  • Vacant Buildings - 651-266-8989
    • For vacant building complaints
  • Zoning - 651-266-9008
    • For complaints or inquiries about zoning regulations

Last Edited: September 26, 2023