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Second Hand Dealer - Antiques, Comp. / Elec., or Antiques / Comp. / Elec. License
Overview

This license is for any natural person, partnership or corporation, either as a principal or agent or employee thereof, whose regular business includes selling or receiving tangible personal properties, excluding motor vehicles, previously owned, used, rented or leased.

Computer / electronic items - Any person who deals in secondhand computer or electronic items such as computers, dvd players, compact disc players, computer game players, dvds, compact discs, computer games, palm pilots, or other similar types of items will be required to have a separated designation on the license as computer/electronic secondhand dealer.

Antique dealers - Any person who offers for sale any used property upon the basis, express or implied, that the value of the property, in whole or in substantial part, is derived from its age, historical association, or collectible status and where at least ninety (90%) percent of the inventory on hand at all times consists of antiques.

For a business where two or more secondhand goods dealers are engaged in business by maintaining separate sales space and identifying themselves to the public as individual dealers, see Secondhand Dealer - Multiple Dealer License. For an exhibition, convention, show or exposition of secondhand goods or antiques for a limited period of time, see Secondhand Dealer - Exhibition License.

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


Code Requirements

See Chapter 355 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about second hand dealers.


Application Requirements

You must submit the following:

  • Class N City License Application 
  • Zoning Business Application
  • Submit location information of where business records will be kept and/or maintained, as well as proposed business hours of operation.
  • Required fee


Inspections

This license requires inspection approvals from the Saint Paul Fire Department (Ph: (651) 266-8989), Licensing (Ph: (651) 266-8989), Police (Ph: (651) 291-1111), and Zoning (Ph: (651) 266-9008).


Fees

The annual fee for a Secondhand Dealer License is $72.00 per location.


Expiration/Renewal

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

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