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

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What’s new at Business Licenses?

2019 License Fee Schedule

2019 License Fee Schedule is now available.

Public Hearing: Administrative Issuance of Licenses Ordinance Amendments 

On November 27, 2018, the Economic Development and Regulatory Services Committee will consider ordinance amendments authorizing the Licensing Official to administratively issue all new and renewal general business licenses.

New License Required

Innovative Emerging Small Business Pilot Permit:  This new permit is intended for non-traditional  businesses currently not authorized in Minneapolis.  

Short-Term Rental Hosting Platform Application is required for internet sites which advertise rental dwelling units for property owners and collect a fee for booking services. A Rental License or Registration is required if a dwelling unit (room, full or partial house/apartment), is rented for periods of 30 days or less.   2019 Rental License Fees

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)  
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. 


Last updated Nov 14, 2018



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