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.


See Fee Table for current license fees. 


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

Last Edited: February 9, 2024