Door-to-door and secondhand sales

We list license applications for door-to-door and secondhand sales.

Here are the applications for a new license. 

License applications 

Donation Collection Bin : A container for the public to donate items to reuse or recycle.

Flea Market : A temporary sale of arts, crafts, antiques or secondhand goods. 

Pawnbroker : A business that:

  • Lends money with personal property used as collateral
  • Lends money in exchange for a mortgage on personal property
  • Buys personal property with the intent of selling the same back again 
  • Sells personal property on consignment

Precious Metal Dealer : Buying and selling used items containing precious metals. Jewelry stores or coin shops that buy or trade these items need a license.

Peddler : Door to door sales. Payment and delivery occur immediately. 

Solicitor, Individual : An individual who takes orders for future delivery of goods or services.

Secondhand Goods Dealer : The sale of previously owned items. This does not include motor vehicles.

Transient Merchant : The sale of goods at a temporary location.

Youth Fundraising : Groups with people age 17 or under, participating in fundraising programs. Details:

  • You must register with the City of Minneapolis.
  • We do not charge a fee.
  • Examples of youth fundraising groups:
    • Public or private schools
    • Scouts
    • Community sports
  • Every person, age 17 or under, participating in youth fundraising must display an identification (ID) card at all times

Read rules for ID cards

Before you begin, look at our instructions about how to apply for a business license.

Business forms

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