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

License application

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

Get an extended hours license application from Minneapolis Business Licenses

How to submit application

Submit your application to Business Licenses & Consumer Services:

  • By email
  • By U.S. mail
  • In person

Before you begin

Before you begin, look at our information about how to open a new business.

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If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

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Contact us

Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development






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


Minneapolis 311


Office hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday