A Pet Shop is defined as a business kept or maintained for the care, exhibition for sale, sale, or purchase of live dogs, cats, rabbits, other small animals, any birds, reptiles, or fish. It does not include veterinary hospitals, or persons or places selling only frogs, fish, worms, or reptiles for use as live bait for fishing. This license includes pet grooming.

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 347 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about pet shops.

Expiration & Renewal

A Pet Shop 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: November 9, 2023