Pawnbroker / Precious Metal Dealer / Secondhand Goods License

The City licenses those wanting to operate a pawn shop or deal in precious metals or secondhand goods in Oakdale.  To request a license, please submit:

New Licenses

  • New License Application (PDF) - All business partners must complete an application.
  • Supplemental Form (PDF) - Must be completed by applicant’s spouse, officer, person in charge of premises, or any person(s) controlling or owning an interest in excess of five (5) percent).
  • Payment of $315 - Cash, check, Visa, Discover, and Master Card accepted. To make credit card payment, please call 651-730-2739.

License Renewals

Licensing Process

The licensing time frame for a Pawnshop Dealer, Precious Metal Dealer, and Secondhand Goods Dealer license applicant may take up to six to eight weeks. A background investigation will be conducted by the Oakdale Police Department before City Council makes a final decision for approval.

Licensing Term and Renewal

Licenses for a Pawnshop Dealer, Precious Metal Dealer, and Secondhand Goods Dealer are valid for a year from the issued date. Current license holders must re-apply annually, two months prior to the expiration date of their license.

City Code

Chapter 9 Article 1 Pawnbrokers, Precious Metal Dealer, Secondhand Goods (PDF)