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Business Licenses & Consumer Services
505 S Fourth Ave, Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-673-2080


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Business Licenses Office Move 

Who:    Business Licenses Office
What:    We moved! 
Where:  From City Hall to
              Minneapolis Public Service Center
              505 S Fourth Ave, Room 220
              Minneapolis, MN 55415
              Skyway Level

We look forward to seeing you.  If you have any questions, contact us at 612-673-2080 or [email protected] 

Crisis De-escalation Training

Here is a powerpoint summary of Crisis De-escalation Training provided by the Barbara Schneider Foundation. 


The City has developed FAQs and Guidance for Local Businesses during the current COVID-19 crisis.  Here is the application for Temporary Outdoor Dining.

Governor Walz announced loosened restrictions. Read the specific guidance. Here are the highlights:  

Counterless Service

Our office transitioned to counterless service on March 16, 2020. For questions, payment, or to speak with an inspector, please call Business Licenses at 612-673-2080.

Bienvenidos a Business Licenses Nuestra oficina se está cambiando a una temporada sin servicio, de ventanilla, efectivo el Lunes 16 de Marzo. Para preguntas, pagos, o para platicar con un inspector, por favor, llame a Business Licenses al 612-673-2080.

Ku soo dhawaada xarunta ganacsiga shatiyada Xanuunaka socda owgii, wixii ka biloowda March 16, 2020, shaqaalahu lama kuli doonaan ganacsatada kafool-kafool. Wixii suaal ah ee aad qabto ama hadaad doonaysid in aad la hadashid (Inspector) kormeere fadlan soo wac 612-673-2080.

ማስታወቂያ እንክዋን ብስላም ወደ ሲቲ ሜንያፖሊስ ንግድ ፈቃድ መስጫ ቢሮመጣቹህ:: በኮረና ቫይርስ ምክንያት ይህ ቢሮ ለደንበኞች ተዘግታል:: ጥያቄ ወይም ገንዘብ ለመክፍል እባክዎን 612 673 2080 ይድውሉ::

Siab Tos Txais Koy Tuaj Rau Business Licenses Peb lub chaw haujlwm tabtom pib hloov mus rau qhov hu ua Counterless Service (Tsis Muaj Neeg Nyob Ntawm Pab) pib hnub Monday, March 16. Yog muaj lus nug, them nyiaj, lossis xav nrog ib tug neeg kuaj xyuas (inspector) tham, thov hu lub chaw Business Licenses ntawm 612-673-2080.

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Bring Your Own Bag / Traiga Su Propia Bolsa

In 2020, retailers must charge a minimum five cent fee per carryout bag. Here is a summary of what you need to know.

Comerciantes deben cobrar una tarifa minima de cinco centavos por bolsa de transporte. Aquí hay un sumario sobre lo que debe saber.

Meet our staff

Business Licenses Inspectors meet with neighborhood groups and the business community throughout the year. Meeting schedules are available for Business Advisory Committee and LINC (Liquor Industry & the City)

Contact Business Licenses

Last updated Feb 16, 2021



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People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-263-6850.

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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