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Conversation / Rap Parlor License

A Conversation / Rap Parlor (Class A) is defined as any establishment advertising, offering, or selling the service of engaging in or listening to conversation, talk, or discussion between an employee of the establishment and a customer, regardless of whether those other goods or services are also required to be licensed. This excludes bona fide legal, medical, psychiatric, psychological, or counseling services by a person or firm appropriately licensed, bona fide educational institutions, and panels, seminars, or other similar services offered by such institutions, churches, or synagogues.

An Adult Conversation/Rap Parlor (Class B) is defined as a conversation / rap parlor which excludes minors by reason of age, or which provides the service of engaging in or listening to conversation, talk, or discussion, if such service 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 413 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about conversation/rap parlors.

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:
  • Class N City License Application 
  • Lease / rental agreement or proof of ownership
  • site plan
  • Written proof that each employee is at least 18 years old (if applying for a Class B Conversation / Rap Parlor 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.


Fees are $345.00 per year, per location for both Class A and Class B.


A Conversation / Rap Parlor License will expire one year from date of issuance and may be renewed annually.

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