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?

Upcoming Public Hearing on November 28, 2017Food Trucks Late Hours
Amending Chapter 188 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances allowing Food Trucks to operate later than authorized hours in specific zones.  See map.   

Planning a Special Event?
4 AM Permit Application - Super Bowl LII
Commercial/Temporary Vendors - Super Bowl LII
Temporary Licenses and Permits Guide
    

New Tobacco Ordinance
Effective August 1, 2018, the sale of menthol, mint and wintergreen tobacco products is restricted to Exclusive Tobacco Dealers and Off Sale Liquor Stores that prohibit any one under the age of 21 from their establishment without a parent or guardian.

New License Required Short-Term Rental Hosting Platform Application for internet services which list rental dwelling units available for tourist or transient use.

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 
    Somali Business Community Forum  
    LINC (Liquor Industry & the City)  
    Taxi Representatives

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
     
     Hailing a Taxi 
     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. 


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.

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Last updated Nov 20, 2017

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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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