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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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Top Tips for Liquor Licensees

 1. Don’t sell alcohol to people under age 21 or hire anyone under the age of 18. Insist on a photo ID.

2. Don’t let anyone drink on your premises after hours, including employees.

3. Provide alcohol service training to employees within 60 days of hire and each year thereafter. This includes

4. Do not allow anyone to take open containers of alcohol from your premises.

5. Be a good neighbor.

6. Don’t allow unlawful gambling on your premises.

7. Notify the police of illegal activity.

8. Pick up litter each day.

9. Keep your insurance up-to-date.

10. Know your occupancy limit. Don’t violate it. This includes both inside and outside.

11. Have an exit plan for closing time. Encourage patrons to leave without disturbing nearby neighbors.

12. Follow your approved business plan, including hours, security and entertainment.

13. Follow these tips for discouraging patrons from drinking too much.

14. Let us know if you make any changes. The City Council must approve the items listed below. Failure to report may result in adverse license action.

15. Pay your taxes, fees, assessments, and fines. We cannot approve a license if you owe money to the city or state.

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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.

Last updated Jul 9, 2019



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