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:

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.


The annual fee for a Pet Grooming Facility License is $79.00 per location.


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: January 18, 2022