Listed below are the applications for a new license or permit. Before you begin, look at our instructions on how to apply for a business license.
License and Permit Applications
: A temporary gathering of people in the street or an alley. This license is for commercial block events. A separate is required for National Night Out or residential block events. A Security Plan and Security Personnel are required for all large block events.
Amusement rides for children operated by a coin or animal.
: The sale, trade or giving away of any tree used as a Christmas tree. This does not include artificial trees less than 36 inches used by florists for decoration.
A traveling show with acrobats, clowns, entertainers and/or trained animals.
Food and drinks served to the public at community events need an Event Food Sponsor Permit.
A market where growers can sell their goods to customers. Each Vendor must have a Seasonal Food Permit.
The sale or resale of prepackaged foods at farmers markets. This includes farmers who sell produce purchased from a wholesaler.
: The sale of ready to eat foods at farmers markets.
: Film or video projects in the City of Minneapolis.
: A temporary sale of arts, crafts, antiques or secondhand goods.
: The sale of fresh cut flowers on sidewalks or Nicollet Mall from a movable cart.
: A permit for licensed gambling groups and nonprofits. Gambling includes paying games of chance for money.
The sale of merchandise due to a business closing or a disaster such as fire or water.
: Businesses that currently are not allowed in Minneapolis.
: A parking lot near the TCF stadium with event parking for up to 15 days per year.
The sale of food or drinks at farmers markets or three or more community events. You may have two stands for each permit.
: The sale of food or drink at community events. You may have two stands for each permit. You may operate up to 10 days at one event.
: The business of taking photographs of anyone on the street or sidewalk.
: A temporary license for a convention or guest artist event. The state requires each tattooist and body piercer to get a Guest Artist License.
: Businesses with an on-sale liquor, wine, or 3.2 beer may apply for a permit to
- operate in an area next to their licensed premises and/or
add entertainment and/or
- operate later than regular hours
: Any licensed business that does not serve alcohol may stay open than regular hours.
(Charitable, religious, non-profit organizations, microdistilleries and breweries may serve beer (liquor or wine) at an event. A licensed on-sale beer, liquor, or wine business must provide liquor insurance and servers. Example: Fundraising events.
: Groups with individuals age 17 or under, participating in fundraising programs. You must register with the City of Minneapolis. There is no fee. Examples include public or private schools, scouts, community sports, etc.
Last updated Jul 23, 2020