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Title: Protective Agent Services License
Alternate Title:

Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) - Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent Services

Subject: Private Detectives / Investigators
Protective Agents
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:16:30 PM
Modification Date: 6/22/2022 11:31:39 AM
Agency Name: Public Safety (DPS), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) is responsible for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement, Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS), Emergency Communication Networks, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Office of Justice Programs, State Fire Marshal, Pipeline Safety, State Highway Patrol, Capitol Security and Traffic Safety.
Agency Phone: 651-201-7000
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address: Public Safety, Minnesota Dept. of
445 Minnesota Street

St. Paul
MN 55101

Division Name: Private Detective and Protective Agent Services, Minnesota Board of
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: 651-793-2666
651-282-6555 TTYL
Division Fax: 651-793-7065
Division URL:
Division Address:
1430 Maryland Avenue E.

St. Paul
MN 55106 |

Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:
Rules: 7506.0100 - .2900

Statutes: 326.32 - .339


Please read the summary of licensing requirements, Application Requirements/Procedures

To request an application packet, fill out the Application Request Form​ and submit with request fee to our office.

New License                                                                                                                Reissuance

Protective Agent

Protective Agent 
Individual     $800 0 to 1 Employees  $   480
Partnership  $1,600 2 to 10 Employees  $   650
Corporation/LLC $1,800 11 to 25 Employees  $   820
26 to 50 Employees  $   990
51 or more employees 



Protective Agent
Minnesota Manager          Partnership            $800
                                          Corporation/LLC    $900

Qualified Representative   Partnership           $800
                                           Corporation/LLC   $900

CEO/CFO                                                    No Fee


Application Fee: $25
Name Change Fee: $25

You must also provide proof of the name change on:
  • ​Your Surety Bond
  • Your Certificate of Insurance (if applicable)
  • Your updated business registry with the MN Secretary of State                                    
Make Checks Payable to:
Minnesota Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent Services
1430 Maryland Avenue East,
Saint Paul, MN 55106

 Fee Schedule

Period of Issuance:

Two years.

Length of Determination: Can vary, please contact the board office.
Other Info:
Activity: Protective Agents
License Detail URL:

Private Detective and Protective Agent Services, Minnesota Board of

Protective Agent License Holders

MN Dept. of Public Safety (DPS)

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