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?

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

Upcoming Public Hearings
Ch 281 - Tobacco Ordinance Amendment (new version 7/17/17)
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:30 pm or shortly thereafter
Proposed amendments related to sales of flavored tobacco.
(Final Amendment updated on July 17, 2017)  

Title 14 - Temporary Alcohol Licenses for Events Amendments
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:30 pm or shortly thereafter
Proposed amendments allow
     - liquor caterers to work at public events 
     - brewer taprooms to host liquor caterers for private events
     - administrative approval of temporary alcohol applications 

Learn how our business licensing renewal process has become faster and easier leaving you more time to run your business.




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, Somali Business Community Forum,  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 Jul 17, 2017



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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.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 


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