Penalty Fees / Ordinance / Payment Information

Penalty Fees
An Administrative Penalty Fee Schedule for Administrative Civil Citations allows the city to issue administrative penalties or fines for City Code violations. The penalty or fine amount varies from $55 to $2,000 depending on the type of violation. The fine amount doubles for repeat violations that occur within a 12-month time period up to a maximum of $2,000.

The Administrative Citation Ordinance further explains the Citation process, including issuing compliance letters and contesting Citations.

Payment Information

Please pay the Administrative City Penalty fine by check or by cash. Payment must be made within 30 days of the date the citation is mailed or personally served. The citation fine will be assessed against the property if not paid.  

Checks are made payable to the City of West St. Paul. Include a copy of the citation with the payment.  Mail to: City of West St. Paul, Attn:  Admin Citation, 1616 Humboldt Ave., West St. Paul, MN 55118.

Any check that is returned due to “Non-sufficient Funds” or “Uncollected Funds” will be charged a $30 NSF fee. The NSF fee and the check reimbursement must be paid in cash or money order within 5 business days of notice. Failure to pay will result in additional fines and/or criminal charges.