This license is for any person who, through himself or any agent or agents, for commission or compensation of any type, kind or nature, engages in and carries on the business of selling, trading, exchanging, or negotiating for the sale, trade, or exchange of mercantile or merchandise business of any kind or description, or engages in the business of acting as an intermediary between buyer and seller of business in consideration of a brokerage fee or commission or compensation for the sale of the business or merchandise. If you have questions, contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 340of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about mercantile brokers.

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:


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


The annual fee for a Mercantile Broker License is $78.00 per broker.


A Mercantile Broker License will expire one year from date of issuance and may be renewed annually.

Last Edited: April 5, 2021