This license is for any premises where ten or more motor vehicles are parked, stored, or allowed to remain, and where the owner or person storing or parking such vehicle is charged a fee.

A Parking Lot license is not required for any parking area other than a parking garage that is exclusively used by or leased to occupants of a residence on the same or other premises for use only in connection with, and as accessory to, the occupancy of such residence. If you have questions, contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 417of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about parking lots and parking ramps.

Application Requirements

You must submit an application that includes 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 Parking Lot License will expire one year from the date of issuance and may be renewed annually.

Last Edited: November 17, 2023