Data privacy advisory

We explain how the City uses data you provide about yourself.

The Minnesota Data Practices Act requires that you be advised of the following information: 

As an applicant for a Minneapolis business license, you are asked to provide private and/or confidential information about yourself that will be used to check driving history, criminal history, arrest records, warrant information, and other relevant records.  

You may refuse to provide this information.  However, should you refuse, our investigation cannot be completed and will result in your application not being processed.

The information you provide is public and will be used by the Minneapolis Police Department, License Inspection Unit and/or the Minneapolis Division of Licenses and Consumer Services, the Minneapolis City Council, and the general public. 

Data Privacy Advisory and Authorization for Release of Information

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