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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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Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Merchandise Sales

The City of Minneapolis restricts and prohibits certain businesses and activities near designated sites on public property. 

The following activities may be prohibited. 
1. Peddling
2. Product Sampling
3. Temporary Sale or Free Distribution of Merchandise
4. Transient Merchant Activities 

An application for a city license to conduct business as a peddler or transient merchant shall be made at least fourteen (14) regular business days before the applicant desires to begin conducting a business operation within the city.

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For more information, email [email protected] or call her at 612-673-2593 for Business Licenses 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 20, 2017



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