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Public Health Ordinance Changes
Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health occasionally proposes updates to Ramsey County ordinances. These proposed changes are posted for public feedback. Community feedback is provided through surveys and/or listening sessions.
This page contains information about a recent change to the administrative ordinance proposed by Public Health.
Food establishments, public swimming pools, hotels, manufactured home parks, solid waste haulers and facilities, hazardous waste generators and facilities, and other businesses are licensed by the county. Licenses include a variety of rules. The administrative ordinance sets the rules for enforcement and penalties.
Ramsey County recently updated the administrative ordinance so that there is now an enforcement step departments can use before a criminal misdemeanor citation. This new step is a civil citation; it includes a fine only and would not be considered a crime nor create a criminal record.
Learn more below.