Tap Minneapolis Water Fountain permit

You can apply to get a portable water fountain for your outdoor event.

We provide custom-built portable drinking fountains that connect directly to one of the following:

  • A fire hydrant
  • A nearby building’s water supply

Apply early

  • It takes up to 21 business days to review your application.

Complete the application form


  • Your event must take place between April 15 and October 15.
  • We do not install fountains at events on Memorial Day weekend, Juneteenth, Juneteenth weekend, Independence Day, Independence Day weekend, or Labor Day.
  • We only install fountains at events within the Minneapolis city limits.

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.

Permit application

Contact us

Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development






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