Businesses that barter or sell any cut evergreen, fir, spruce, or similar tree for what is generally known and described as a Christmas tree must be licensed. This does not include ornamental trees less than 36 inches tall that are fireproofed and sprayed with coloring and sold by licensed florists. The sales location must be zoned commercial, institutional, church, or school. If you have questions, contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 323 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about selling Christmas trees.

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:


This license requires inspection approval from Licensing (Phone: 651-266-8989) and Zoning (Phone: 651-266-9008).


The fee for a Christmas Tree Sales License is $79.00 per location. The license application must be filed before November 1, and the license fee cannot be prorated.


A Christmas Tree Sales License is valid from November 1 to January 9 of the following year.

Last Edited: January 14, 2022