The Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI) staff can assist with opening, operating, and expanding a business in the City of Saint Paul. We are here to work with all owners and operators to help you achieve your business goals.

The Central Certification (CERT) program is a small business certification program recognized by Ramsey County, Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis, and the City of Saint Paul, which serves as the program's point of contact. The program certifies Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs), small Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE), and Emerging Small Business Enterprises (ESBE). Learn more about the program here. Questions? Email cert@ci.stpaul.mn.us or call 651-266-8966.

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Last Edited: May 18, 2022