Parking Garage (Ramp) License
A parking garage is a building or structure, or part thereof, in which a structural level (a level with space below the parking area that can be occupied) is used for parking, storing, or maintaining motor vehicles, and where the owner or person storing or parking such vehicle is charged a fee. Open to the public. A parking garage (Government) is a government building or government structure, or part thereof, in which a structural level (a level with space below the parking area that can be occupied) is used for parking, storing or maintaining motor vehicles, and where the owner or person storing or parking such vehicle is not charged a fee. A parking garage (Private) is exclusively used by or leased to occupants of a residence or business on the same or other premises for use only in connection with and as accessory to the occupancy of such residence or business, and where the owner or person storing or parking such vehicle is not charged a fee. If you have questions, contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.
See Chapter 417 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about parking lots and parking ramps.
You must submit an application that includes the following:
- Class N City License Application
- Lease / rental agreement or proof of ownership
- 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.
Fees for a regular parking garage license is $362.00 per year. There is no charge for government parking ramps. The license fee for Private Parking Ramps is $355.00.
A Parking Garage License will expire one year from date of issuance and may be renewed annually.