Mobile retail means selling or offering to sell non-food merchandise from a vehicle. It is unlawful for any person to engage in mobile retail within the City of Saint Paul without first obtaining a license in compliance with the provisions of the chapter.

If you have questions, contact a project facilitator at (651) 266-8989 or email the DSI Message Center (dsicomplaints@ci.stpaul.mn.us).

Code Requirements

Search Chapter 346 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for applicable ordinance regulating the licensing of "Mobile Retail."

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:

• Basic operating plan inclusive of merchandise to be sold, location of overnight vehicle and/or storage, principle place of business, affiliation with other businesses, etc;

• Certificates of Insurance - proof of general or business liability insurance in the minimum amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) and proof of current auto/vehicle insurance (failure to maintain insurance is grounds for license revocation);

• Payment for license fee;

• Vehicle Information (Make, Model, Year, VIN, Plate Number, Color, and Any Modifications)

• Vehicle Inspection Report (request Licensing at 651-266-8989 to arrange inspection)

• Workers’ Compensation Insurance and/or Form.

License Fee Schedule

See Fee Table for current License fees.

NOTE: Licenses expire with insurance, must be renewed annually, and are not transferable.

Last Edited: October 2, 2023