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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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Welcome to Business LicensesOur office is transitioning to Counterless Service effective Monday, March 16.  For questions, payment, or to speak with an inspector, please call Business Licenses at 612-673-2080.

Bienvenidos a Business Licenses
Nuestra oficina se está cambiando a una temporada sin servicio, de ventanilla, efectivo el Lunes 16 de Marzo.  Para preguntas, pagos, o para platicar con un inspector, por favor, llame a Business Licenses al 612-673-2080.

Ku soo dhawaada xarunta ganacsiga shatiyada
Xanuunaka  socda owgii, wixii ka biloowda March 16, 2020, shaqaalahu lama kuli doonaan ganacsatada kafool-kafool. Wixii suaal ah ee aad qabto ama hadaad doonaysid in aad la hadashid (Inspector) kormeere fadlan soo wac 612-673-2080.

ማስታወቂያ እንክዋን ብስላም ወደ ሲቲ ሜንያፖሊስ  ንግድ ፈቃድ መስጫ ቢሮመጣቹህ:: በኮረና ቫይርስ ምክንያት ይህ ቢሮ ለደንበኞች ተዘግታል::  ጥያቄ ወይም ገንዘብ ለመክፍል እባክዎን 612 673 2080 ይድውሉ::

Siab Tos Txais Koy Tuaj Rau Business Licenses
Peb lub chaw haujlwm tabtom pib hloov mus rau qhov hu ua Counterless Service (Tsis Muaj Neeg Nyob Ntawm Pab) pib hnub Monday, March 16. Yog muaj lus nug, them nyiaj, lossis xav nrog ib tug neeg kuaj xyuas (inspector) tham, thov hu lub chaw Business Licenses ntawm 612-673-2080.

Covid-19 Business UpdatesHere is a summary of Governor Walz' Stay at Home order, effective until May 4, 2020, and a list of what you can and should not do. Updates to the Governor's Executive Orders are available and the Beer and Wine To-Go legislation. 

Here is information about withdrawing and renewing your business license and late fees.  

We also have resources for small businesses.

Download and print signs for your business.

Delivery and take-out only sign (PDF) EnglishSpanish

Physical distancing poster (PDF) EnglishSpanishHmongSomaliOromo

For your safety, only ___ shoppers can be in the store at the same time (PDF) EnglishSpanish

Adult Entertainment Meeting for Entertainers and Workers in Minneapolis Adult Entertainment BusinessesJune 29, 2020
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Virtual meeting - Instructions for logging in coming soon
Hosted by City Staff
 - New requirements
 - Progress on changes 
 - Next steps
 - Your comments, questions and concerns 
 - How to contact us

Hope to see you then. 

See our Adult Entertainment page for more information.

Bring Your Own Bag / Traiga Su Propia BolsaIn 2020, retailers must charge a minimum five cent fee per carryout bag.  Here is a summary of what you need to know. 

Comerciantes deben cobrar una tarifa minima de cinco centavos por bolsa de transporte. Aquí hay un sumario sobre lo que debe saber. 

Adult Entertainers: Know Your RightsAll Adult Entertainment Establishments must post this Know Your Rights Sign in your locker room(s). 

Meet our StaffBusiness 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)  

Contact Business Licenses

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:      
     - 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 May 12, 2020



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