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

Business Licensing Information Program

The Business Licensing Information Program is designed to help educate you about the City's business license processes and requirements.

Watching the video below is a good place to start...

How to get a Business License in Minneapolis

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Español - Cómo obtener una licencia de negocios en Minneapolis

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Soomaaliga - Sida Loo Helo Shatiga Ganacsiga ee magaalada Minneapolis 

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Last updated Nov 10, 2016



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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

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