A body repair shop is a shop which is in the business of making major or substantial repairs to the shell or body of an automobile, including frame-straightening, dent repair, and replacement or repair of parts, but not including any painting. If painting is to be done, see Auto Body Repair / Painting Shop License. The auto body repair shop license does not include general auto repair nor auto body with paint shop. You must obtain a separate license for general auto repair and/or upgrade your auto body repair license to include painting shop. If you have questions, contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.
You must submit the following:
- Class N City License Application
- Zoning Business Application
- Lease / rental agreement or proof of ownership
- A site plan floor plan
- Required fee
Your application will be administratively reviewed by DSI Licensing, Zoning and Fire Inspection staff. This review may include on site inspections(s) to verify compliance with applicable regulations. You will be informed of any required inspections including the name and telephone number of the inspector after the submission of a completed license application. The location must be in compliance with all applicable regulations and/or license conditions before any license may be issued.
The annual fee for an Auto Body Repair Garage License is $453.00 per location.
The Auto Body Repair Garage License will expire one year from date of issuance and may be renewed annually.