State of Minnesota License Requirements for Private Investigators

  • Each individual applying for license must meet all of the state statute-specified qualification requirements to be accepted.
  • Each person signing the application must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Each person must have a record free of felony convictions, and no record of conviction for any offenses that are stipulated in statute.
  • The applicant must supply a $10,000 Surety Bond (private detective/investigator for fee) at the time their application is made.
  • The applicant must supply a Proof of Financial Responsibility at the time of application.
  • Applicants must complete required application materials and supporting documents.
  • All applicants must be of good character, be honest and have the highest level of integrity.
  • Each applicant must pay new license fee and any other charges currently mandated by the Minnesota state legislature.

The above is provided as a service to MAPI members and non-members for general information purposes. For complete and up-to-date information about licensing in the state of Minnesota, please visit https://dps.mn.gov/entity/pdb/Pages/default.aspx

For additional information, please contact Greg Cook, Executive Director Minnesota Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent Services, 1430 Maryland Avenue St Paul, MN 55106.  Phone: 651-793-2666.


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