Online appeal

Use our online form to submit your appeal.

What to know

Appeal details

The online appeal form requests the following information:

  • Appeal type
  • Violation number
  • Violation address, if applicable
  • Appeal description
  • Supporting documents or photographs

Complete the online appeal form

What happens when you file an appeal

After you submit an appeal:

  • You will receive a confirmation email from Administrative Hearings staff.
  • You may receive a follow up email or phone call if there are questions about the appeal. 

Different types of hearings are scheduled differently:

  • If you appealed an administrative citation, you will receive a notice in the mail with the date, time and assigned hearing officer.
  • If you appealed a special assessment or disputed a utility bill, check the assessment notice for:
    • Hearing date and time
    • Assigned hearing officer

You must file an appeal to appear at the hearing. If you appear at the hearing without filing an appeal ahead of time, we will not be able to hear your case.

Other ways to file an appeal

You can also mail an appeal or submit it in person.

Appeal by mail

To mail an appeal, follow the instructions on the:

  • Administrative citation
  • Notice of Intent to Assess letter
  • Utility Billing mailing

Appeal in person

To submit an appeal in person, bring it to the City of Minneapolis Service Center.

Appeal your animal citation

Bring your appeal to Animal Care and Control during shelter hours, or mail it directly to the shelter.

If you are appealing a citation that was issued by Minneapolis Animal Care and Control, do not bring it to the City of Minneapolis Service Center.


You have a limited timeframe to submit an appeal.

Administrative citation appeal

  • You must file an administrative citation appeal within 25 days of the date the citation was issued.
  • The due date is on the citation.

Special assessment appeal

You must file a special assessment appeal by the due date on the Notice of Intent to Assess letter you received in the mail.

Utility billing dispute

You must file a Utility Billing dispute at least 15 days before the scheduled hearing date.

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Online appeal form

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

City of Minneapolis Service Center


Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Skyway level
Minneapolis, MN 55415

By appointment only

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed on City holidays

See list of City holidays