Carnival and circus
In Minneapolis, carnivals and circuses must be licensed. Before operating carnivals and circuses, the owner or operator must apply for a business license.
Carnival - A traveling show with acts, games, vending machines or amusement rides.
Children’s Rides - Any animal used to power a vehicle or give rides to children.
Circus - A traveling show with acrobats, clowns, entertainers or trained animals.
How to submit application
- By email
- By U.S. mail
- In person
Before you begin
Before you begin, look at our instructions about how to apply for a business license.