A building or structure kept, used, maintained, advertised, or held out to the public to be a place where sleeping or rooming accommodations are furnished to the general public for a shorter period of time than one week, whether with or without meals, and which does not qualify for a Bed & Breakfast License under the provisions of Chapter 378 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code. If you have questions, contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 407of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about hotels and motels.

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:


This license requires inspection approvals from the Saint Paul Fire Department (Phone: 651-266-8989), Environmental Health (Phone: 651-266-8989), Licensing (Phone: 651-266-8989), and Zoning (Phone: 651-266-9008).


Fees are $362.00 for one to 50 rooms per site, per year. Each additional room is $11.00 per site, per year.


A Hotel / Motel License will expire one year from date of issuance and may be renewed annually.

Last Edited: September 15, 2021