Animals
How do I report dangerous or loose animals?
Who do I call about reporting dead animals?
What do I need to know about licensing my cat and dog?
Where is the nearest Humane Society?

Birth Certificates
Where do I get a copy of a birth certificate?

Building Permits
Do I need a building permit?

Bus Service
How can I get a Ramsey Star Express bus schedule?

City Charter
How can I view a copy of the City Charter?

City Code
How do I access City Code?

City Hall
Where is City Hall located?
What hours is City Hall open?
How do I reserve a meeting room at City Hall?

City Newsletter
Does the City publish a newsletter?

Comprehensive Plan
Where do I find a copy of the City's Comprehensive Plan?

Curfew
Is there a curfew in the City of Ramsey?

Death Certificates
Where do I get a copy of a death certificate?

Downed Power Lines
Who do I call to report downed power lines?

Driver's Licenses
Where do I go to renew my driver's license?

Election Information
Where do I go to vote?

Garage Sales
What are the rules regarding hosting a garage sale? 

Libraries
Where is the nearest library?

Licensing
When is a City license required?

Neighborhood Crime Watch
How do I find out information about Neighborhood Crime Watch?

Parking
What are the parking rules and regulations in the City of Ramsey?

Water Meter Replacement
Meter Replacement FAQ


Animals
How do I report dangerous or loose animals? 
You may report animal control issues by calling 763-427-6812, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  The 24-hour dispatch line may be contacted at 763-427-1212.

Who do I call about reporting dead animals? 
The Animal Control Officer is responsible for the disposal of animal carcasses.  You may report animal control issues by calling 763-427-6812, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  The 24-hour dispatch line may be contacted at 763-427-1212.

What do I need to know about licensing my cat and dog? 
Licenses are required for all dogs and cats over 6 months of age in the City of Ramsey. You may contact the Ramsey Police Department to obtain dog and cat licenses. A current rabies vaccination record is required.

The City of Ramsey also offers annual pet clinics. At the annual pet clinics, veterinarians are available to offer low-cost vaccinations, and City of Ramsey staff are on hand to provide free pet licenses to clinic attendees. Pet Clinics are held in the spring. Visit the Community Events portion of the City’s website for more information. 

Where is the nearest Humane Society?
The Animal Humane Society offers adoption, outreach, pet boarding, training, and humane investigation services throughout the Twin Cities. The Anoka County area is serviced by the Coon Rapids location, which may be reached by calling 763-862-4030 or visiting 1141 Main Street NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448.

For more information please visit the Animal Human Society

Birth Certificates
Where do I get a copy of a birth certificate?
Please refer to Anoka County's website at License Center Home Page or the License Center Birth Records page

Building Permits
Do I need a building permit?

Building permits are required to construct, add, alter, remove, demolish, or repair a structure. Permits are also required for some maintenance items. A permit ensures proper services are provided to safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare. Permit applications are available both at City Hall and online, by visiting the building permits portion of the City Website.

Bus Service
How can I get a Ramsey Star Express bus schedule?
The Ramsey Star Express is a comfortable coach-style bus offering service from the Municipal Parking Ramp in Ramsey to downtown Minneapolis. Eight trips are offered during both morning and evening rush hours. For arrival and departure times please visit Ramsey Star Express.

City Charter
How can I view a copy of the City Charter?

A copy of the City Charter is available at the Ramsey Municipal Center or online by clicking the following link: City Charter.

City Code
How do I access City Code?
A copy of the City Code is available at the Ramsey Municipal Center or online by clicking the following link: City Code.

City Hall
Where is City Hall located?
The Ramsey Municipal Center is located at 7550 Sunwood Drive NW. The telephone number is 763-427-1410. The fax number is 763-427-5543.

What hours is City Hall open?
The Ramsey Municipal Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, and is closed for all major holidays. For more information, please call 763-427-1410.

How do I reserve a meeting room at City Hall?
Meeting rooms for public use are available at the Ramsey Municipal Center Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm and on Friday from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. For more information, or to reserve a room, please contact Pam Miller at 763-427-1410 or pmiller@ci.ramsey.mn.us .

City Newsletter
Does the City publish a newsletter?
The City publishes a bimonthly newsletter titled, the Ramsey Resident. The newsletter is delivered via US Mail to every address in Ramsey. The most recent issue of the newsletter is available online by clicking the following link Ramsey Resident Newsletter

Comprehensive Plan
Where do I find a copy of the City's Comprehensive Plan?
The City of Ramsey Comprehensive Plan is a document that defines the vision for the future of this community. More information and a copy of the plan are available on the Comprehensive Plan page of the City website. For questions regarding the plan, please contact the Planning Department at 763-433-9824.

Curfew
Is there a curfew in the City of Ramsey?
The City of Ramsey has implemented a curfew for juveniles aged 17 or younger. In general, it is unlawful for juveniles to be in any public place in the City of Ramsey during the following hours:

  • Juveniles under the age of 12 – anytime between 9:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and 5:00 am the following day. On Friday and Saturday between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am the following day.
  • Juveniles aged 12 to 14 – anytime between 10:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and 5:00 am the following day. On Friday and Saturday between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am the following day.
  • Juveniles aged 15 to 17 – anytime between 11:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and 5:00 am the following day. At 12:01 am to 5:00 am on Saturday or Sunday.

Exceptions are allowed for young people who are in front of their own residence, with their parents, going to or coming from a place of employment, attending school or church functions, or on an errand for a parent.
 
Death Certificates
Where do I get a copy of a death certificate?
Please refer to Anoka County's website at  License Center Home Page or Government Center Vital Statistics Office

Downed Power Lines
Who do I call to report downed power lines?

If you see a downed power line, please call 911 or Connexus Energy at 763-323-2650 immediately. Downed power lines are dangerous. Do not assume that the downed wire is insulated or is no longer energized.

Driver's Licenses
Where do I go to renew my driver's license?
Driver’s licenses are available at any of the Anoka County License Centers. The Ramsey location is 7550 Sunwood Dr NW, Ramsey, MN 55303. For more information, please visit the License Center Home Page.

Please note that the License Centers do not offer the Driver’s License Knowledge or Road Tests.

Election Information
Where do I go to vote?
Election information, including a list of polling places and a Ward and Precinct Map are available on the Elections portion of the City website.  You may also contact City Clerk, Jo Thieling, at 763-433-9840 or jthieling@ci.ramsey.mn.us for more information.

Voter Registration information is available on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

Garage Sales
What are the rules regarding hosting a garage sale?
 
Garage sales, moving sales, boutique and craft sales are allowed in the City of Ramsey without a permit if:

  • Sales last no longer than five (5) days.
  • Sales are no more than twice yearly.
  • Sales are conducted on the owner’s property. In the case of multiple family sales, it must be  located on the property of one of the participants.
  • All signs advertising the sale must meet the standards of Ramsey Municipal Code, Section 9.12.

Libraries
Where is the nearest library?
Anoka County Library maintains libraries in convenient locations throughout the area.  For more information on locations and hours, please call 763-785-3695 or visit the Anoka County Library website.

The library also maintains an online catalog of its holdings on its website.

Licensing
When is a City license required?
The City Clerk is responsible for all of the City's licensing needs.  Any questions regarding licensing may be directed to Jo Thieling at 763-433-9840 or jthieling@ci.ramsey.mn.us.  Application forms are available on the City's website by clicking on the following link:  Licensing.

Neighborhood Crime Watch
How do I find out information about Neighborhood Crime Watch?
A Neighborhood Crime Watch group is a group of neighbors committed to working together and watching out for one another. They actively witness and report to their neighbors, the police and responsible city officials concerning issues that affect their neighborhood and community.

Where they have been instituted, crime watch programs have had measurable effects of reducing crime and the fear of crime. Equally important is the effect neighborhood watch activities have on the way we feel about our safety. By working together to protect ourselves, we become involved in and have control over our homes and our neighborhoods.

To begin a crime watch group in your neighborhood, contact Chandra Kreyer, Crime Prevention Specialist at (763) 433-9891 or by emailing ckreyer@ci.ramsey.mn.us .

Parking
What are the parking rules and regulations in the City of Ramsey?

Abandoned and Derelict Cars

The City of Ramsey requires that vehicles be licensed and operable. To report an abandoned or derelict car, please call the Ramsey Police Department at 763-427-6812 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The 24-hour dispatch number is 763-427-1212. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

Residential

Off-Street Parking Restrictions
Off-street parking in residential areas is permitted only on an improved surface. Blacktop or concrete is required in all MUSA areas.

Currently licensed and operable motor vehicles, the primary purpose of which is for private transportation or recreational use, may be parked in the front yard if on a driveway or in the side or rear yard, provided they are parked on a residential parking surface that consists of either bituminous pavement or concrete in the MUSA area, or recycled concrete, bituminous, or prepared gravel outside of those boundaries.

Commercial use motor vehicles and equipment may be parked outside for short-term periods (8 hours or less) or for long terms under the following conditions:

  • The vehicle(s) and/or equipment is screened to a degree of at least 75% at ground level view.
  • The vehicle(s) and/or equipment shall be parked only on the side yard or rear yard of the subject property and said items shall be parked on a residential parking surface that consists of either bituminous pavement or concrete, or outside the boundaries of the MUSA on a minimum of con bit or prepared gravel with at least 2-inch base.
  • An “Interim Use Permit” is required for all commercial use vehicles and equipment that cannot meet the criteria established above.
  • Active agriculture vehicles and equipment necessary to sustain agricultural uses are allowed and not required to be parked on prepared surfaces or screened.

Private and/or commercial use type motor vehicles and equipment parked on properties must be owned by the person owning or leasing the parcel. Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles registration records will be used to determine the owner of registered vehicles and/or equipment and said owner’s address.

Street Parking
Parking is prohibited on City Streets

  • Between the hours of 2:00 am and 6:00 am.
  • Within twenty (20) feet of a fire hydrant.
  • Within a properly marked fire lane.
  • Within a cross walk.
  • Within twenty (20) feet of a cross walk at an intersection.
  • At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
  • On any boulevard.
  • With the keys in the ignition (passenger automobiles parked on a public street, alley, public parking lot, or place affected with a public interest in the City shall lock the ignition, remove the key, and take the key with him/her).
  • When, within the preceding 24 hours, there is an accumulation of falling or blowing snow three (3) inches or more in depth at street level anywhere within that block, until the block has been cleared of snow from curb to curb (commonly referred to as “snowbirds”).