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

Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Vehicle Services

Listed below are the applications for a new license.  Before you begin, look at our instructions on how to apply for a business license

License Applications

Car Wash: A business with equipment to wash cars and trucks. This includes self-service car washes. A license is not required for a repair garage or a gas station with a car wash.

Gasoline Filling Station:  The sale of gasoline or other fuels to the public­­­.

Motor Vehicle DealersThe sale or offer to sell more than three motor cars or trucks in a 12-month period.  You must have a Motor Vehicle Repair Garage License if you offer repair services.

Motor Vehicle Repair GarageThe repair of cars and trucks.  You do not need a license if your company only

Motor Vehicle Used Parts Dealer: Buying, selling, or storing used, rebuilt, or new car or truck parts.
Parking Lot: Any open air place with 10 or more parking spaces.
Free Parking Lot: A license is not required for parking lots that do not charge a fee. Examples include employee or customer parking lots.
Parking Lot Class C – Temporary EventsA parking lot near the TCF stadium with event parking for up to 15 days per year.
Valet ParkingCar parking for customers.
Valet Parking:  Adding additional zones.

Questions?

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For reasonable accommodations, or alternative formats, call or email 311. People who are deaf, or hard of hearing, can use a relay service to call 311 at 612- 673-3000.TTY users can call 612- 673-2157 or 612- 673-2626.
Para asistencia 612- 673-2700. Yog xav tau kev pab hu 612- 637-2800. Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

 

1. provides fuel, check fluid levels, replaces filters and other minor services (Gas Station) or
2. repairs cars and trucks of your own private fleet.
Motor Vehicle Used Parts Dealer: Buying, selling, or storing used, rebuilt, or new car or truck parts.
Parking Lot: Any open air place with 10 or more parking spaces.
Free Parking Lot: A license is not required for parking lots that do not charge a fee. Examples include employee or customer parking lots.
Parking Lot Class C – Temporary EventsA parking lot near the TCF stadium with event parking for up to 15 days per year.
 

 

1. provides fuel, check fluid levels, replaces filters and other minor services (Gas Station) or
2. repairs cars and trucks of your own private fleet.

Last updated Jul 29, 2019

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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 

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