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

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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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Taxicabs - How to Tell if they are Licensed

Tobacco Sampling


Why You Should Use Licensed Cabs/How to Tell if They’re Licensed

Youth Alcohol Compliance Checks

Last updated Oct 16, 2018



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