The City Clerk's office coordinates the issuance of animal, business, and liquor licenses.
All dogs and cats over six months must be licensed. Pet owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination to obtain a license. To complete the animal license process by mail, download an Animal License Application (PDF). Licenses may also be purchased in person at City Hall, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Female Spayed / Male Neutered - $15
- Female Non-Spayed / Male Not Neutered - $20
Licenses are for a two-year period starting January 1 and ending December 31.
No person shall keep chickens on any residentially zoned property within the City without first obtaining a license. The keeping of chickens on a residential property shall be limited to single family lots. To complete the chicken license process by mail, download the Chicken License Application (PDF). Licenses are for a two-year period starting January 1 and ending December 31. For more information, see Ordinance 1301 - raising of chickens on residential properties with the City (PDF). A maximum of 20 licenses will be issued.
Miniature Pig License
No person shall keep miniature pigs on any 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. Licenses are for a two-year period starting January 1 and ending December 31. To complete the miniature pig license process by mail, download the Mini Pig Application (PDF). Licenses may also be purchased in person at City Hall, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The license fee is $10.
Please contact Christy Wilcox, City Clerk, at 651-554-3204 for information and forms regarding obtaining an On Sale Intoxicating Liquor License or Off Sale Liquor License.
Current Solicitors Registered in the City
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
A business license, issued through the City, is required for the following activities or establishments:
Business License Fee
(Click on License Applying for):
- Barber (PDF)
- Beauty Shop (PDF)
- Beer 3.2 on sale (PDF)
- Beer 3.2 off sale (PDF)
- Beer 3.2 on sale temporary (PDF)
- Benches - limit 25 (PDF)
- Bowling Alley (PDF)
- Car Wash (PDF)
- Cigarette (PDF)
- Entertainment (PDF)
- Hotel (PDF)
- Housing Evaluator-Time of Sale (PDF)
- Housing Evaluator-Rental Housing (PDF) If you choose to do both Time of Sale and Rental, you need only pay one application fee.
- Fireworks (PDF)
- Mechanical Amusement (PDF)
- Mechanical Music (PDF)
- Massage Therapy (PDF)
- Pawnbrokers and Precious Metal Dealer (PDF)
Business License Application
Please remit business license applications to:
City of South St. Paul
Licensing/Code Enforcement Division
125 3rd Avenue N
South St. Paul, MN 55075