Event merchandise

If you plan to sell or give away items at an event, you must apply for a permit 14 days in advance.

The City of Minneapolis restricts and prohibits certain activities near specific sites on public property. 

The following activities may be prohibited:

  • Peddling
  • Product sampling
  • Temporary sale or free distribution of merchandise
  • Transient merchant activities

You must submit an application to be a peddler or transient merchant at least 14 business days before an event. 

Request an application

To request a permit application, contact:

Request accessible format

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

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact us

Kristina Stichter

Community Planning & Economic Development




Public Service Center
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development






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