A Steam Room / Bath House (Class A) is defined as a building or portion of a building used for providing a steam bath or heat bathing room used for the purpose of pleasure, bathing, relaxation or reducing, utilizing steam or hot air as a cleaning, relaxing, or reducing agent. In addition to the specifications of a Class A steam room, a Class B Steam Room / Bath House restricts minors in the building or portion of the building by reason of age, or if the service provided by the steam room / bathhouse facility is distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas." No obscene work shall be allowed. If you have questions, contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 428 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about steam rooms and bath houses.

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:

  • Lease / rental agreement or proof of ownership
  • A site plan
  • Written proof that each employee is at least 18 years old (if applying for a Class B Steam Room / Bath House License)
  • Required fee


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.


The fees are $369.00 per location per year for both Class A and Class B Steam Rooms / Bath Houses.


A Steam Room / Bath House License will expire one year from date of issuance and may be renewed annually.

Last Edited: December 18, 2021