About Ramsey County

More than 525,000 Minnesotans make their homes in Ramsey County. Located in the heart of the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area, it is the second-most populous county in Minnesota with about 10 percent of the state’s residents. Ramsey County was established on October 27, 1849, one of the original counties of the Minnesota Territory.

Predominantly urban, Ramsey is Minnesota’s smallest and most densely populated county, spanning 152 square miles. Ramsey County communities are nationally known as attractive, livable places rich in history, diversity and opportunity.

Watch a short video series about Ramsey County

Ramsey County includes all or part of the following cities: Saint Paul (the state capital and county seat), Arden HillsBlaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North Saint Paul, RosevilleShoreview, Saint Anthony, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, and White Bear Lake Township.

Translation services

Ramsey County is committed to ensuring that our services and this website are accessible to people of all backgrounds. To navigate this website in a different language, consider using Google Translate or Bing Translator.

Ramsey County also provides a telephone interpretation service in 170 languages. The service is available by calling 651-266-8500 - the receptionist will work with you to connect with staff from any area in the county and a translator to assist you.

EZ Info 651-266-3800 is an automated phone line that provides information specifically about financial assistance programs in English, Spanish, Hmong and Somali.

  • Obtain information about your financial assistance eligibility, program status and benefits.
  • Interact with state eligibility systems to give up-to-date information about a case status.
  • Leave messages for your workers and report changes. 

Several videos and publications are available in Spanish, Hmong and Somali

What the county does

Ramsey County provides a variety of programs and services to county residents and visitors. Services the county provides include: