What’s new at Business Licenses?
Public Hearing - Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in Downtown East Commons Park: Ordinance Amendment
An amendment to Chapter 364 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances permitting possession and consumption of beverage alcohol for pre-approved days and/or events in the Downtown East Commons Park. (April 18, 2017)
Public Hearing - Late Night Entertainment in Downtown Minneapolis: Ordinance Amendment
An amendment to Chapter 362 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances to allow Late Night Entertainment for establishments with an On Sale Liquor license in the Downtown Improvement District (DID). Establishments may apply for up to three licenses per year. (March 28, 2017)
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
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, 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 Mar 29, 2017