A Pawnbroker license is required of any person or company that loans money on deposit or pledge of personal property or other valuable thing, who deals in the purchasing of personal property or other valuable thing on condition of selling the property back again at a stipulated price, or who loans money secured by chattel mortgage on personal property, taking possession of the property or any part thereof so mortgaged.

Code Requirements

Guidance relating to the Maplewood Automated Pawn System is contained in the Maplewood City Code, Chapter 14, Article XII, Division 2. All license holders are required to be familiar with the provisions of this chapter and with applicable Minnesota Statutes and federal regulations.

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Apply for a License

Application for a Pawnbroker license has been transitioned to an online licensing system (Accela) and is available for access via the Citizen Access portal.

The following document(s) may be required to be submitted with this application: 

Guide to Using the Citizen Access Portal

Please use the reference guides below to assist you i registering for an account and applying for a license. If you need additional assistance please contact us at 651-249-2005.


License term runs January 1 through December 31, annually. Renewal must occur on or before date of expiration.


All license fees can be found on the city's fee schedule