This license is for any person engaged in the business of obtaining used motor vehicles to salvage and sell usable parts therefrom, and who maintains a premises upon which to accumulate and dismantle such vehicles. If you have questions, contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 422 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about motor vehicle salvage dealers.

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 Motor Vehicle Salvage Dealer License is $375.00 per location.


A Motor Vehicle Salvage Dealer License will expire one year from the date of issuance and may be renewed annually.

Last Edited: May 13, 2022