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?

Public Hearing - September 27, 2016
Title 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances
Eliminate the "Two Hearings" Requirement for Alcohol License Applications


Street Cafes
If you are interested in applying for a Street Café license for your restaurant, applications are available.  Not a restaurant? Apply for a Parklet permit outside your business. 

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

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 Sep 27, 2016