Reasonable Accommodation

A reasonable accommodation is a change, exception, or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice, or service that may be necessary for a person with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling, including public and common use spaces, or to fulfill their program obligations.

Any change in the way things are customarily done that enables a person with disabilities to enjoy housing opportunities or to meet program requirements is a reasonable accommodation. In other words, reasonable accommodations eliminate barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from fully participating in housing opportunities.  

Since rules, policies, practices, and services may have a different effect on persons with disabilities than on other persons, treating persons with disabilities exactly the same as others will sometimes deny persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to enjoy a dwelling or participate in the program. Not all persons with disabilities will have a need to request a reasonable accommodation. However, all persons with disabilities have a right to request or be provided a reasonable accommodation at any time.

Please read the City Ordinance below for the details regarding the request process prior to submitting a request.  

Ordinance #1400 – City of South St. Paul Reasonable Accommodations

Any person who requests reasonable accommodation may do so on an application form provided below.  An applicant includes any individual with a disability, his or her representative or a developer or provider of housing for persons with a disability.

 Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

 Requests forms should be submitted to the City Clerk's Office and will be routed to the appropriate department as necessary.  Forms can be submitted in the following ways:

If you have questions, please call 651-554-3204