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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

Household hazardous waste items

One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event May 23

A special one-day only mobile household hazardous waste collection event will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 401 Concord St. in Saint Paul on Sat., May 23. Drop off your old paint, stains and household chemicals to have them disposed of for free.

Collection will take place in the parking lot from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

More information on household hazardous waste collection and accepted items

Spring Tax Forfeited Land Auction

Tax Forfeited Land Spring Auction on Friday, May 22

The spring Tax Forfeited Land Auction will be held May 22 at the Property Records and Revenue office, located at 90 Plato Blvd. W in Saint Paul. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Auction starts at 10 a.m.

Forty-two properties will be auctioned including:

  • 34 vacant lots
  • two move-in ready single-family homes renovated through the 4R Program
  • five “as is” single-family homes
  • and one “as is” multi-unit building.

Learn more about the auction and available properties.  |  Open house schedule

How are the Children? A My Brother’s Keeper Local Action Summit

How are the Children? A My Brother’s Keeper Local Action Summit on June 2

Join Ramsey County and partner organizations on Tues., June 2 at the Maplewood Community Center for a summit focused on ensuring positive futures for the county’s youth. During the event, information will be presented about Ramsey County’s youth and ways we can improve partnerships, services and results for youth, particularly for boys and young men of color.

This free event will include a keynote speech from William C. Bell, president and CEO of Casey Family Programs, and excerpts from “Fostering Voice,” an original youth-delivered theatrical performance.

The summit will run from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and is open to elected officials, public administrators, community organizations, funders, parents and youth. Learn more and register online.

Other News & Information:

Gov Delivery LetterSubscribe to Ramsey County Updates

2015 Road Projects Announced - Learn more about the more than 30 projects Public Works will be leading or participating in this year, or view all the projects on a new interactive map.

Ramsey County Board Outlines Ne
xt 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


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. Learn more about the building and its architectural style by listening to KFAI’s documentary on Art Deco.


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.