Extended Hours of Operation

A license is required if you want to open early or stay open later than allowable hours.


A license for any business in Minneapolis, which does not sell alcohol, to open early or stay open later than hours allowed in Minneapolis Code 259.300. 

Examples include:

  • Coffee shops
  • Fitness centers
  • Gas stations
  • Laundromat
  • Pizza shop
  • Rental halls
  • Restaurants

The following types of businesses do not need an Extended Hours of Operation license:

  • Hospitals and birth centers
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Residential buildings
  • Parking facilities
  • Any business that sells alcoholic beverages
Open sign with business hours

Before you begin 

Look at our information about:  


Businesses opening early or staying open late are required to be licensed.

Submit your application

Submit your application to Business Licenses & Consumer Services

If you have questions, contact:

More information


Report a complaint about an entertainment or recreation business


The information on this page should serve as a guideline only.

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Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development






Public Service Building 
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415


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Monday – Friday