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File #: 2022-483   
Type: Policy Item Status: Passed
In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/27/2022 Final action: 9/27/2022
Title: Certification of the Maximum Tax Levy for the Proposed 2023 Property Tax Notices
Sponsors: Finance
Attachments: 1. Resolution


Sponsor: Finance




Certification of the Maximum Tax Levy for the Proposed 2023 Property Tax Notices






Approve the proposed maximum tax levy to finance the 2023 budget in the amount of $354,123,588. The breakdown between General County and Library levy is as follows:


General County                     $338,806,746

Library                                                                 $15,316,842

Total                                                               $354,123,588



Background and Rationale


Minnesota Statutes 275.065 requires Ramsey County to certify the proposed tax levy to the county auditor by September 30, 2022.


The Ramsey County Board will approve the final 2023 tax levy in December 2022. This final levy can be lower than the maximum certified but cannot be increased over the maximum levy approved.



County Goals (Check those advanced by Action)

       Well-being             Prosperity                 Opportunity                 Accountability


Racial Equity Impact

The racial equity impact of departments, programs, and services is included in the approved 2022-23 biennial budget documents - information is online at <>. They are also included in performance measures information available from the county’s open data portal, available online at <>. These impacts were discussed during the 2022-23 biennial budget hearings held by the Ramsey County Board in August and September of 2021, and during the 2023 supplemental budget and performance measures presentations in September of 2022.


Service team presentations on the supplemental budget and performance measures took place on September 6, 12 and 13, 2022


Community Participation Level and Impact

On this specific action, the community participation level is to inform. This is one action in the larger county process of proposing and approving its budget.


Two public hearings are incorporated in the budget process and scheduled for the public to comment on the 2023 supplemental budget and performance measures. The public hearings are scheduled for:

                     Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 5 p.m. - Council Chambers, Ramsey County Courthouse.

                     Monday, November 28, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. - Roseville Library.


  Inform              Consult                                 Involve                      Collaborate        Empower                     


Fiscal Impact

A maximum property tax of $354,123,588 would result in a 4.54% levy increase over 2022. This funding will represent 44.1% of the total proposed 2023 Ramsey County budget.



Last Previous Action

On September 6, 2022, the County Manager presented the 2023 proposed supplemental budget and performance measures to the Board of Commissioners.