Community Planning & Economic Development

Business Licenses & Consumer Services
350 S. 5th Street, Room 1C
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: (612) 673-2080
Fax: (612) 673-3399

Business Licenses

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What’s new at Business Licenses?

Business Made Simple Public Hearing - December 1, 2015
Amending eight ordinances which eliminate 13 license types. 

Business Advisory Committee meeting on November 18, 2015 is CANCELED.
Tenatively rescheduled for December 16, 2015, 1:30 pm, US Bank at 919 E. Lake Street.

New Tobacco Regulations
- Effective January 1, 2016 
1. Cigars may not be sold for less that the minimum price.
2. Flavored tobacco may be sold only from exclusive tobacco products shops.  
3. People under the age of 18 may not enter tobacco products shops.  
    See MCO Chapter 281 approved July 10, 2015 

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, 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. No library card required.

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 Nov 17, 2015