The City Clerk’s office coordinates the issuance of business, liquor and animal licenses. Licenses can be submitted in-person at City Hall or by mail to:
City Clerk's Office
125 3rd Avenue N
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Complete List of Licenses, Permits & Fees
General Business License Applications
- Beauty Shop
- Benches - limit 25
- Bowling Alley
- Car Wash
- Cigarette & Tobacco
- Hotel - Copy of State Health Department Approval is Required
- Housing Evaluator-Rental Housing and Time of Sale - If you choose to do both Time of Sale and Rental, you need only pay one application fee.
- Mechanical Amusement
- Mechanical Music
- Massage Therapy
- Pawnbrokers and Precious Metal Dealer
- Pool Table
- Restaurant(Copy of State Health Department Approval is required)
- Solicitor License
- Special Event
- Tattoo and Body Piercing
- Trash Hauler
- Used Clothing Store
For questions regarding an On Sale Intoxicating Liquor License or Off Sale Liquor License, please contact the City Clerk, 651-554-3204.
- On & Off Sale Intoxicating Liquor License.
- Beer 3.2 on sale
- Beer 3.2 off sale
- Beer 3.2 on sale temporary
- Temporary Intoxicating Liquor License
Dog/Cat License - Lifetime License Fee is $25.00
All dogs and cats over six months must be licensed. Pet owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination to obtain a license. Licenses may also be purchased in person at City Hall, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Chicken and/or Duck License - Lifetime License Fee is $75.00
No person shall keep chickens or ducks (eligible fowl) on any residentially zoned property within the City without first obtaining a license. The keeping of eligible fowl on a residential property shall be limited to single family lots. For more information, see Ordinance 1384 - raising of eligible fowl on residential properties with the City (PDF).
Miniature Pig License - Lifetime License fee: $25.00
No person shall keep miniature pigs on a residentially zoned property within the city without first obtaining a license. The keeping of miniature pigs on a residential property shall be limited to single family lots, with a fence no less than four feet in height and the enclosed fence area no less than 250 square feet. Pet owners must provide proof of rabies vaccination, spaying/neutering, and microchip implantation. To complete the miniature pig license process by mail, download the Mini Pig Application. Licenses may also be purchased in person at City Hall, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please contact the Licensing Department at 651-554-3229 for questions regarding lawful gambling.
Solicitors are required to obtain a permit with the City and are required to display their permits at all times. While the City generally cannot prohibit people from trying to sell you something, you have the right to privacy. A solicitor may not remain on your property after you have asked him or her to leave. A solicitor may not conduct business in a manner that a reasonable person would find obscene, threatening, intimidating or abusive.
Any resident who wishes to exclude peddlers or solicitors from their premises may place a printed placard near the usual entrance stating: "No peddlers, solicitors or transient merchants," "Peddlers, solicitors, and transient merchants prohibited," or other comparable statement.
Solicitors, peddlers and transient merchants are prohibited from conducting business outside of the following hours:
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday