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

Resident and employee safety is our primary focus to ensure that services are restored in a planful, safe manner that mitigates the potential transmission of COVID-19 within county facilities.

We strongly encourage remote processing (mail in or drop box) of transactions whenever possible.

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How to apply

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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