Sample letter for temporary business change

We share an example of a letter to send to the City about temporary changes to your business.

When you plan to make temporary changes to business, you must notify:

  • The Minneapolis City Council Member for the ward where the business will be located
  • Business associations
  • Neighborhood associations

Examples of temporary changes include:

  • Temporary expansion
  • Temporary extended Hours
  • Temporary event

Find the ward for your new business

Business associations

Neighborhood organizations

Along with your letter, please send any supporting documents.

Here's a sample notification letter about your temporary business changes:

Sample letter 

Date ________________
Council Member _______________
Ward ______
307 City Hall
350 S. 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Dear Council Member__________________:

As the (title) of (Business Name and Address), I would like to inform you of our plans to host the (Event Name) on the (following days and times.)  

This (Event Name) will be located (in the parking lot, alley, include outdoor seating area in the rear of the building, limited to interior area only, etc.). We plan on the following type of entertainment (a live band from 7 pm until midnight, for example). We will be serving (menu description specific for the event or no change in current food service) and serving alcohol (where and how you will prohibit sales to minors).

Please feel free to call me with your concerns or suggestions regarding this event. 

Your name
Your business name
Your phone number
Your email address
Attachment: Business plan
CC: Business associations
CC: Neighborhood associations

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