Before you begin
See How to open a new business
You must provide a surety bond with your application.
A Personal Information Form must be completed by the applicant, manager(s) and each person who owns 5% or more. Publicly traded corporations do not need to complete this for owners.
Submit your application
Submit your application to Business Licenses & Consumer Services
If you have questions, contact:
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Business Licenses & Consumer Services
Community Planning & Economic Development
Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday