Business License


Applications for each of the following license types are available from the Licensing Specialist’s Office. License information and applications can be obtained by contacting Christine Waltz at or 651-552-4203.

Amusement Amusement Devices

  • Carnival
  • Gambling

Commercial Service Activities

  • Fireworks
  • Massage Therapy Business/Personal
  • Pawnbroker
  • Precious Metal Dealer
  • Second Hand Dealer
  • Peddler, Solicitor and Transient Merchants
  • Rubbish Hauler
  • Sexually- Oriented
  • Tattoo/Body Art
  • Tobacco

Motor Vehicle Related

Other Businesses

  • Courtesy Bench

Special Events

  • Consumption and Display Permit
  • Live Entertainment


  • On-Sale
  • 3.2 Malt Liquor On-Sale
  • Wine
  • Temporary-1 to 4 Day Temporary On-Sale Liquor License
  • Off-Sale
  • 3.2 Malt Liquor Off-Sale
  • Brew Pub/Taproom


  • Dangerous Animal
  • Exotic Animal Permit
  • Potentially Dangerous Animal
  • Special Permit - Exceeding Number of Animals Allowed

Effective March 18, 2020:

Due to the spread of COVID-19, no Solicitor Licenses will be issued until further notice. Thank you for your patience while we work around this pandemic.

Helpful Links:

City of West St. Paul Code of Ordinances

  • Chapter 32 - Permit Procedures
  • Chapter 110 - General Licensing
  • Chapter 112 -Alcoholic Beverages
  • Chapter 113 – Tobacco

MN Department of Health: Food & Health Licenses

MN Department of Public Safety- MN Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement

MN Gambling Control Board