Administrative Hearings

The Administrative Hearings program handles appeals of administrative citations, special assessments, decisions, and other fees and fines issued by the City.

What can I appeal?

Most types of administrative citations and special assessments are appealable to an administrative hearing officer. They also hear Utility Billing disputes and rule on Labor Standards Enforcement decisions.

If you're not sure if you can file an appeal for your issue, contact Administrative Hearings staff.

Civil Rights

  • Labor Standards Enforcement

Community Planning and Economic Development

  • Business Licensing
  • Construction Code Services
  • Zoning Enforcement


  • Utility Billing


  • Environmental Services
  • Food, Pools, and Lodging
  • Lead & Healthy Homes


  • Police Licensing

Public Works

  • Rainleader Disconnect & Combined Sewer Overflow
  • Solid Waste & Recycling

Regulatory Services

  • Animal Care & Control
  • Inspections Services
  • Traffic Control (administrative citations only--almost all traffic and parking tickets are appealable to the Hennepin County Violations Bureau)

File an appeal online

The easiest way to submit your appeal is by using our online appeal form.

Learn more about the hearing process

Contact us

Administrative Hearings



Mailing Address

Administrative Hearings
505 Fourth Av. S.
Room 510C
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Hearing Room

City Hall
350 Fifth St. S.
Room 1A

Minneapolis, MN 55415