Community Planning & Economic Development

Business Licenses & Consumer Services
350 S. 5th Street, Room 1
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: (612) 673-2080
Fax: (612) 673-3399

Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Special Event Permits Contacts

Minneapolis 311
[email protected] or call 311 within Minneapolis, (612) 673-3000 outside Minneapolis  Monday – Friday:  7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST, Saturday – Sunday:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST

Alcohol Permits
Contact Business Licenses – (612) 673-2080

Block Events
[email protected] -  (612) 673-3907

Building Inspections 
[email protected] - (612) 673-5253

Building Inspections/Permits (Bleachers, Canopies, Stages, Temporary Assembly, Temporary Structures, Tents) Plan Review/Permit Process
[email protected] – (612) 673-2877

Building Plan Review
[email protected] – (612) 673-2631
[email protected] – (612) 673-5832

Electrical Permits
State of Minnesota - (651) 284-5026

Fire Inspection Services Division Event Permits (Bonfires, Fireworks/Pyrotechnics, Open Flame Devices, Propane/LP Gas, Special Event Permits, Fire-Watch, Temporary tents, including Air supported & Air inflated Membrane structures having an area in excess of 400 square feet)
[email protected] – (612) 201-2624
[email protected] - (612) 673-3273
[email protected] - (612) 673-3772

Food/Beverage Permits
Call 311 (Outside of Minneapolis call (612) 673-3000.)  Ask to speak with a Health Inspector on the Food Permit Team. 
[email protected].

Food Trucks
[email protected] – (612) 673-2564

Gas/Plumbing Inspections
[email protected] (612) 685-8522

HVAC/Mechanical Inspections
[email protected] – (612) 685-8388

Merchandise Sales
[email protected] - (612) 673-2593

Mechanical Plan Review
[email protected] - (612) 673-2467

Noise/Amplified Sound Permits
[email protected] – (612) 673-3595

Parades and Races
[email protected] – (612) 673-5517

Plumbing Inspections
[email protected] – (612) 685-8511

Plumbing Plan Review
[email protected] – (612) 673-5832

Police for Events / Off Duty Police
Send an email to [email protected].

Signs/Banners/Building Wraps
[email protected] – (612) 673-5468

Street Use/Closures
[email protected] – (612) 673-5517

Traffic Control 
[email protected] or (612) 673-5330
[email protected] or (612) 673-5310

Last updated Jul 3, 2019

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