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Minnesota Private Investigator

ICS offers a full range of private investigation services throughout Minnesota and our investigations are always performed by Licensed Minnesota Private Investigators. ICS affiliate investigators are held to the highest levels of professionalism and you can expect all reports and findings to be reported accurately and in a timely fashion.

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Local Minnesota Private Investigator

Private Investigators in Minnesota are required to be licensed in order to conduct Private Investigation services. If your investigation requires the case to move out of state, the private investigator must still abide by any out of state licensing requirements.

Private Investigator in Minnesota

A private investigator in Minnesota must apply for a license through the State of Minnesota’s Private Detective and Protective Agent Services. Before applying, the state requires all private investigator applicants to have a minimum of 6000 hours of investigative experience, as well as a full background check.

You can rest assured that any Minnesota Private Investigator assigned to your case with ICS are fully licensed and insured in accordance with Minnesota laws and participates in any required continuing education. It is important for you to understand local laws, as it is equally illegal to hire an unlicensed private investigator in a state that requires it, as well as to operate a private investigative agency without a license.

Minnesota Private Investigator

In 2011, the estimated population of Minnesota was 5,344,861 people. Minnesota has 17 cities with populations over 50,000 which include: Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, Saint Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Bloomington, Plymouth, Saint Cloud, Woodbury, Eagan, Maple Grove, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Burnsville, Blaine, Apple Valley and Lakeville.

Minnesota Private Investigator

Best known as the State of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota is home to a total of 11,842 lakes larger than 10 acres in size. Lake superior is the largest of the group, featuring a size of 962,700 acres. Minnesota is also home to over 6,500 rivers. All together, the extensive span of natural rivers and waterways produce approximately 10.6 million acres of wetlands which is more than any other state (excluding Alaska).

ICS provides a full range of investigations for Minnesota , and has private investigators in every major region. Whether your case involves  missing persons, extramarital affairs, asset searches, background checks, infidelity, adultery surveillance, child custody, or any kind of other service, ICS can help. With the experience and resources we have, we can help you find the answers you are looking for.

Minnesota Background Checks

Do you need a Background Check performed in Minnesota? Background checks are some of the most useful services a private investigator provide to their clients. Sometimes a background check is all a client needs and other times it is essential step in more elaborate investigations. If you need a Minnesota background check or an investigation involving one, the professionals at ICS are ready to work for you to provide the discreet and confidential service you need. ICS has been helping people in Minnesota  with private investigations since 1967.

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Local Associations and Important Resources for Minnesota

Minnesota private investigator association:

Website: https://www.mapi.org

About Minnesota:


Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns


Reference Website: https://dps.mn.gov/entity/pdb/Pages/default.aspx

Contact Information:
Website: https://dps.mn.gov/entity/pdb/Pages/default.aspx
Email: mn.pdb@state.mn.us
Board of Private Detective And Protective Agent Services, 1430 Maryland Avenue East,, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, 55106
Phone: (651)793-2666
Fax: (651)793-7065

Minnesota Association of Private Investigators

Citation Statute:

Website: http://www.dps.state.mn.us/pdb/Resources/PDPA_Minnesota_Statutes.pdf

Qualifications Requirement:
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 convictions of offenses stipulated in statute

The applicant must supply a $10,000 Surety Bond (private detective or protective agent at the time of application.

The applicant must supply Proof of Financial Responsibility at the time of application

Complete required application materials and supporting documents.

Be of good character, honesty and integrity.


The applicant, qualified representative or Minnesota Manager for a Private Detective license must provide documentation supporting a minimum of 6,000 hours of employment, as an investigator in one or more of the following areas, showing competency and ability:

Employed as an investigator with a licensed private detective agency.

Employed as an investigator with a United States government investigative service.

Employed as an investigator for a city police department or sheriff's office.

Be employed in an occupation the Board finds equivalent in scope, responsibility and training as one of the specific occupations listed above.

Reciprocity: The state of Minnesota does not have reciprocity agreements with any other states.

Fees: Individual $1,000.00
Partnership $1,700.00
Corporation/LLC $1,900.00
Plus a $25.00 non-refundable application
fee for all new applicants.

Renewal Information: 0 Employees $ 540.00
1 to 10 Employees $ 710.00
11 to 25 Employees $ 880.00
26 to 50 Employees $1,050.00
51 or more employees $1,220.00

Forms: In order to receive application forms, one must request them by calling the Board of Private Detective Protective Agent Services at (651)793-2666.

Please note: ICS is not licensed in State of Minnesota and if you reside in the State of Minnesota and the subject matter of your inquiry is private investigations, in the State of Minnesota we may not be able to assist you pursuant to existing Minnesota private investigator laws and regulations without the use of local sub-contractors where permissible. Not all services offered by ICS require licensing within the State of Minnesota.

Minnesota Private Investigator Licensing

Minnesota State requires licensing for Private Investigators, Security Guards and Agencies.
Only licensed investigators can conduct investigations in Minnesota.

State License Athority: Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent Services
Website: https://www.dps.state.mn.us/pdb/
Email: mn.pdb@state.mn.us
Phone: (651)793-2666

Minnesota licenses are only good in Minnesota, there is no State Reciprocity.

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