Grocery stores

We list license applications for various types of grocery stores.

License applications

We offer several types of grocery-related licenses:

  • Butcher Shop : The sale of meat, poultry or fish. 
  • Food Distributor : The sale of pre-packaged foods to retailers.
  • Grocery :  The sale of food and food accessories, which may include:
  • Grocery, Accessory Use : A grocery store that sells only specialized types of foods. Examples of this type of grocery store:
  • Grocery Truck : A truck selling groceries in a parking lot. 
  • Micro Wholesaler : Selling food items at another licensed food business in Minneapolis, such as a grocery store. This license is available to:
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How to apply for a license

We explain how to apply for any kind of business license in Minneapolis.

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