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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

Property Taxes: Homestead Applications Due Dec. 15

The deadline to file for homestead for the 2014 assessment, paid in 2015, is Dec. 15, 2014.

Residents need to apply for homestead if they’ve purchased a property in the past year and they, or a qualifying relative, occupy the property for homestead purposes on Dec. 1, 2014. Applications also need to be submitted for properties being used for homestead purposes on Dec. 1, 2014 that were previously classified as non-homestead.

Applications must be submitted to the County Assessor's office. Once a homestead designation has been granted, the Homestead Market Value Exclusion will be applied to property taxes payable in 2015.

Contact 651-266-2040 or AskHomesteads@co.ramsey.mn.us for additional assistance.

Learn more about eligibility requirements and application instructions Printable application

Property Tax Notices Available Online – Budget Open House Monday, Dec. 1

Ramsey County proposed property tax notices are now available online. Notices are viewable in the left navigation menu after accessing an individual property record.

Proposed property tax notices estimate the amount of property taxes an owner will pay if all jurisdictions approve the budget amounts currently under consideration.

A public hearing and open house for the proposed 2015 Ramsey County budget will be held Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium and cafeteria of Roseville Area High School. The public hearing will include a presentation of the proposed 2015 budget and levy and an opportunity to provide feedback to the county board.

Roseville Area High School is located at 1240 County Road B2 West, Roseville, MN 55113.

20 Ramsey County Adoptions Finalized During Nov. 22 National Adoption Day Event

The adoptions of 20 Ramsey County youth were finalized Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Ramsey County Juvenile and Family Justice Center in celebration of the 15th Annual National Adoption Day.

View WCCO’s report on the event to learn more.  |  Watch a portion of Commissioner Toni Carter’s remarks from the event.

Learn more about adoption in Ramsey County.


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Ramsey County Government Performance Measures 

Ramsey County participates in the Minnesota Council on Local Results and Innovation's comprehensive performance measurement system.

 

The 2013 Ramsey County performance measures are available for download.

 

Ramsey County Board Outlines Next Steps on Economic Prosperity Efforts 

The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners has outlined next steps in a bold strategic plan to cultivate economic prosperity and eliminate concentrated poverty, following a year of data-driven analysis and research, staff workshops, and community discussions.  The strategic plan addresses structures, processes and programs across all county departments in a holistic attempt to provide opportunities for greater prosperity for all residents.

To learn more, visit www.rcprosperity.org or read this Pioneer Press editorial.

 

Courthouse Tours Available

Guided tours of the Ramsey Courthouse and St. Paul City Hall are open to the public every Monday except holidays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Tours will be held on Tuesdays following holidays. Meet in front of Vision of Peace Statue on the first floor.

 

Courthouse Tours include (as time permits):

  • Building history
  • Memorial Hall
  • Vision of Peace statue
  • Artwork of elevator doors
  • Mayor’s Office
  • Council Chambers
  • Law Library
  • Lower Level and tunnel with view of river

In addition, more in-depth tours of the building are available by appointment. Contact Debbie Erickson, (651) 266-8002.