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Precious metal dealer's license

This license is for any establishment dealing with the sale or commercial use of secondhand platinum, gold, and/or silver. This includes pawn shops, coin dealers, and some jewelry stores.

COVID-19 response

Drop-off or mail-in your application. Walk-in services are not available.

Requirements when visiting county buildings

  • All visitors to county facilities who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear face coverings.
  • Fully vaccinated people do not have to wear face coverings in county buildings, but are welcome to do so.
  • Fully vaccinated means that it has been 14 days after the last dose in a person's vaccine series. Children under 5 are exempt from this requirement.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, do not enter county facilities.
  • You do not have to be vaccinated to enter a county facility.
  • Learn about requirements when visiting a county building.
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Remote application process

  1. Complete the Precious metal dealer application (PDF)
  2. Get your signature notarized
  3. Submit your application and payment:
  • At one of our drop off locations, or
  • Mail to:
    Director of Licensing – Precious metal dealer
    Hennepin County Government Center
    300 S 6th St. A-025
    Minneapolis, MN 55487-0026

If you cannot use a remote option:



Additional information

Precious metal dealer's licenses are governed by Minnesota Statute 325F.732.

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