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

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Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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What’s new at Business Licenses?

Public Hearings on July 30, 2019

Business License Fee Schedule
Staff is recommending a 2% increase, rounding to the nearest $5, for all business license fees except for those listed below.  Here is a copy of the 2020 proposed license fees (June 21, 2019).  

Exclusive Tobacco Shops - Minimum Distance Required between Stores
Any new tobacco shop that sells flavored tobacco must be at least 3,000 feet away from any other tobacco shop which also sells flavored tobacco products.  This distance requirement does not apply to the B4 zoning district. Here is a copy of the proposed amendment to Chapter 281 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances. Here is a copy of the Tobacco Density Study Report (pdf) and it's Executive Summary (pdf). 

Meet our Staff

Business Licenses Inspectors meet with neighborhood groups and the business community throughout the year. Meeting schedules are available for:
Business Advisory Committee 
LINC (Liquor Industry & the City)  

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Business License Information Program (BLIP)

Brochures and videos for business owners, license applicants, and customers are available in our electronic library.  Information is also available in Español, Hmoob, and Soomaaliga. Topics include:      
     - Hiring a Contractor
     - Hosting a Catered Event, and more.

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

Last updated Jul 18, 2019

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