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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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8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Block Events

Block Event: A temporary gathering of people held on a blockaded portion of a public street or alley for artistic, cultural or social purposes.  A permit is required.

The applicant is responsible for obtaining all required temporary permits prior to the event:
1.  Dates of erection, occupancy and breakdown will be clearly stated.
2.  Utility hook-ups shall be approved prior to the event.
3.  The applicant shall comply with all City, State and Federal directives and requirements.
4.  Upon conclusion of the event, the area of the event shall be cleaned and returned to its prior condition.

Accessibility, parking, seating, signage, ingress and egress for people with disabilities shall be in compliance with Chapter 1341 of the Minnesota State Building Code.

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For more information, email [email protected] or call him at 612-673-3907 for Block Event related information.

Business Licenses Office
350 S. 5th Street, Room 1
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-673-3000 or 311.
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Last updated Dec 13, 2017



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