Code Enforcement

The City's Planning Department has full-time Staff dedicated to maintaining the health, welfare, and public safety of the community. The City of Ramsey seeks to keep Ramsey a great place to live, work, and play.

City staff take all reasonable measures within the city's jurisdiction to prevent the establishment of activities that maintain or permit a condition which unreasonably annoys, injures or endangers the health, morals, decency, safety, or public peace so that such activities do not affect the comfortable enjoyment of life or property. 

Community Service Officers in the Police Department and Planning staff in the Community Development Department, collaborate on code enforcement cases. If you have a concern about a property in Ramsey, please feel free to email us at planning@cityoframsey.com or contact the Zoning Code Enforcement Officer, Bria Raines, at 763-433-9840.

If you are unsure of which department to contact concerning a violation, please refer to some examples of typical cases handled by each department. 

Community Service Officers (Police Department)

  • Violations at the time of incident that need physical enforcement 
    • Animals at large
    • Animal bites
    • Noise complaints
  • Nuisance Violations (Ramsey City Code Chapter 30)
    • Long grass or noxious growths over 8 inches
    • Vehicles parked on grass
    • Trash, refuse, or garbage accumulated on the property

Planning Staff (Community Development Department)

  • Zoning Violations (Chapter 117) and Nuisance Violations when in tandem with Zoning Violation
    • Sheds used as a dwelling unit
  • Interpretation of City Code 
    • Clarification of permits needed for a project
  • Cases requiring permits (e.g. building permit, demolition permit, home occupation permit)
    • Work done on a property with a permit issued
    • Home businesses incompatible with a residential district


Bria Raines

Bria Raines

Zoning Code Enforcement Officer

(763)433-9840

Email Bria


Non-emergency dispatch phone: 

763-427-1212