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 Licenses

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What’s new at Business Licenses?

Public Hearing Scheduled for June 21, 2016 at 1:30 pm
Sidewalk Food Carts:  Additional operating locations citywide

Planning a Special Event this Summer?
Block Event, Parade or Race
Event Sponsoring Permit
Mobile Food Vehicle/Food Truck
Seasonal Food Permit
Short-Term Food Permit

New Tobacco Regulations
- Effective January 1, 2016 
1. Cigars may not be sold for less than the minimum price.
2. Flavored tobacco may be sold only from exclusive tobacco products shops.  
3. People under the age of 18 may not enter tobacco products shops. 
    See MCO Chapter 281 approved July 10, 2015 

Meet our Staff

Business Licenses Inspectors schedule meetings throughout the year to discuss issues with neighborhood groups and members of the business community. A schedule of meeting dates is available for the Business Advisory Committee, New Business Orientation,  LINC (Liquor Industry & the City) and Taxi Representatives.

Business License Information Program (BLIP)
Brochures and videos for business owners, license applicants, and customers are available in our electronic library. Topics include hailing a taxi, hiring a contractor, hosting a catered event, and more. Information is also available in Español, Hmoob, and Soomaaliga.

Working to ensure the safety, health, and livability of our community through regulation, enforcement and education. 

Information in Other Languages: Yog xav paub ntau tshaj no, hu (612) 673-2800. Macluumaad dheeri ah, kala soo xiriir (612) 673-3500. Para mas información llame al (612) 673-2700.

Last updated Jun 8, 2016