Shooting gallery

The City requires shooting galleries or ranges to have a license.


A shooting gallery is a place for shooting guns at a target. Shooting galleries used only by military or police departments do not need a license.

paper target with holes

License application

In Minneapolis, shooting galleries must be licensed. Before opening a shooting gallery, the owner or operator must apply for a business license.

Download Shooting Gallery license application

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 instructions about how to apply for a business license.

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Minneapolis, MN 55415

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