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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

Ramsey County Canvassing Board Certifies 2014 Election Results

On Nov. 13, the Ramsey County Canvassing Board certified the results of the state general election held Nov. 4. Voter turnout in Ramsey County was 45 percent of eligible voters.

Early ballots accounted for 10.9 percent of the total number of Ramsey County votes, the third highest rate in the past 20 years.

View official results and additional statistics.

Ramsey County Celebrates National Adoption Day Saturday, Nov. 22

In celebration of the 15th Annual National Adoption Day, Ramsey County will finalize the adoption of 20 local children to 12 families on Nov. 22.

National Adoption Day celebrates families formed through adoption and raises awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care nationally that are waiting to find permanent families. In 2013, 91 children were adopted in Ramsey County.

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.