This license is for any facility engaged in the practice of dog and cat grooming that is not a pet shop. Pet grooming includes bathing, fur clipping, and manicuring. Grooming at Veterinary Hospitals does not require a license.

For more information, contact Licensing at 651-266 - 8989 or email the DSI Message Center.

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:

  • Required fee

Code Requirements

See Chapter 382 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about pet grooming facilities.

Expiration & Renewal

A Pet Grooming Facility License will expire one year from date of issuance and may be renewed annually.


See Fee Table for current License fees


This license requires inspection approvals from Saint Paul Fire Department (Phone: 651-266-8989), Environmental Health (Phone: 651-266-8989), and Zoning (Phone: 651-266-9008).

Last Edited: September 29, 2023