Candidate filing fees and petition signatures

At the time of filing, you must pay a fee or submit a petition with signatures.

Filing fees

You can pay the filing fee by cash or check. Checks should be made out to City of Minneapolis.

Minneapolis OfficeFiling Fee
Mayor $500
City Council $250
Board of Estimate & Taxation $100
Park & Recreation Board $100
School Board Member $20

Petition in place of a filing fee

Instead of paying a fee, you can collect signatures from eligible voters. The number of signatures needed depends on the office and the number of votes cast in the previous election.

Signature petitions must meet legal standards. These include submission on legal (8 1/2 x 14") size paper.  

The Minnesota Secretary of State provides more information and templates for petitions.

OfficeBallots cast in Election District in Nov. 7, 2017 Municipal ElectionSignatures required for petition
Mayor 105,928 500
City Council Ward 1 8,864 444
City Council Ward 2 7,034 352
City Council Ward 3 9,877 494
City Council Ward 4 5,349 268
City Council Ward 5 4,278 214
City Council Ward 6 7,397 370
City Council Ward 7 9,255 463
City Council Ward 8 8,275 414
City Council Ward 9 5,650 283
City Council Ward 10 7,911 396
City Council Ward 11 9,592 480
City Council Ward 12 10,704 500
City Council Ward 13 11,742 500
Board of Estimate & Taxation 105,928 500
Park Board At Large 105,928 500
Park Board District 1 17,785 500
Park Board District 2 11,162 500
Park Board District 3 16,601 500
Park Board District 4 18,067 500
Park Board District 5 20,615 500
Park Board District 6 21,598 500

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