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

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8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Alcohol Licenses

The Licenses and Consumer Services Division of the City of Minneapolis regulates approximately 600 liquor establishments. Our goal is to provide professional and expedited application review and approval services; routine inspections to ensure safe operating practices, community forums for networking and education; and ongoing partnerships with licensees, neighborhood organizations and policymakers to encourage successful endeavors. The following information will provide you with the basics to get started, make changes, or renew your alcohol license.

Alcohol Service

Ear Plugs/Hearing Protection

How do I Obtain an Alcohol License?

ID Scanners

License Applications

Liquor and the City (LINC)

Off Sale Liquor Stores: Map of available locations 

Public Health

Security Plans

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Last updated Jun 12, 2019



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