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.
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.
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:
Each owner/partner/officer with >5% interest in the business and establishment manager must complete a Supplemental application and undergo a background investigation. This application is also available through Accela under Pawnbroker Supplement Application. A background investigation consent form will also need to be emailed to email@example.com.
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.