The City of Saint Paul is seeking community input before introducing a Saint Paul Charter amendment to allow the city to use administrative citations as a tool for enforcement of city ordinances. An administrative citation is a fee-based penalty that is issued in response to a violation of local ordinance. The City is organizing brief information and feedback sessions online via Microsoft Teams to share details with community members on the proposed ideas and is seeking your input before moving forward.
Those interested in attending can follow the above links above to complete an RSVP form. Log-in information will be shared the day before each meeting with those who RSVP.
The City is proposing to use administrative citations for policies across multiple departments of the city, including:
Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity
- Enforcement of Earned Sick and Safe Time
- Enforcement of Minimum Wage
- Enforcement on Prohibition of Conversion Therapy
Department of Safety and Inspections
- Violation of ordinances regarding construction permits such as performing work without a permit or failing to close an open permit
- Complaints regarding proper handling of animals
- Response to complaints regarding zoning requirements
- Violation of liquor, tobacco, or automotive related business licenses
Office of Financial Empowerment
- Enforcement of relocation assistance requirements
Saint Paul Regional Water Service
- Unauthorized use of fire hydrants
- Performing plumbing services without a permit
- Unauthorized water shutoffs or activations
For questions regarding the meetings or to share comments, contact Mariam DeMello at [email protected].