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Firearms License

This license is for those selling or dealing in firearms and/or ammunition. It includes gun repair.

If you have questions, contact DSI at (651) 266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Note: On April 11, 2001 the Saint Paul City Council adopted Council File #01-376 that extends for up to 18 months an interim ordinance (Council File 00-131, adopted 3/8/00) that temporarily prohibits the issuing of permits or granting other zoning approvals to gun shops in any zoning district. Contact a DSI Project Facilitator for additional information.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 225.08 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about firearms.

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:


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 annual fee for a Firearms License is $345.00 per location.


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

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