This license is for those selling or dealing in firearms and/or ammunition. It includes gun repair. If you have questions, contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center. Note: On April 11, 2001 the Saint Paul City Council adopted Council File #01-376 that extends for up to 18 months an interim ordinance (Council File 00-131, adopted 3/8/00) that temporarily prohibits the issuing of permits or granting other zoning approvals to gun shops in any zoning district. Contact a DSI Project Facilitator for additional information.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 225.08 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about firearms.

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:


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 a Firearms License is $375.00 per location.


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

Last Edited: August 7, 2023