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

Our Mission: Working to ensure the safety, health, and livability of our community through regulation, enforcement and education. 

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What’s new at Business Licenses?

Public Hearing Scheduled for Hearing Protection
On April 1, 2014 the Community Development & Regultory Services Committee will consider an ordinance amendment which requires all Class A and Class B On-Sale Liquor, Wine, and Beer establishments to make available hearing protection devices free of charge to patrons. Complimentary ear plugs will be provided to license holders. 

Licenses for Food Sales - Summer 2014
Staff is accepting applications for the following seasonal licenses:
                   Mobile Food Vehicles
                   Seasonal Food Permits
                   Short-Term Food Permits
If you are interested in a Sidewalk Food Cart on the Nicollet Mall, the following Approved Locations are available. Questions? See our FAQs.  

Massage and Bodywork Establishments
Effective July 1, 2014, all Massge and Bodywork Establishments, including home-based and single operators, are required to have a Minneapolis business license.  Applications are available now.  If you have questions, contact Lead License Inspector Michele Harvet at or 612-673-5484. 

Meet our Staff
Business Licenses Inspectors schedule meetings throughout the year to discuss issues with neighborhhod 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. 

Core Values
Safety – Health – Livability – Accountability

Information in Other Languages: Yog xav paub tshaj nos ntxiv, hu (612) 673-2800. Macluumaad dheeri ah, kala soo xiriir (612) 673-3500. Para mas información llame al (612) 673-2700.




Last updated Mar. 6, 2014