Event sound

Minneapolis law requires a permit for amplified music or other sound.

About amplified sound

Minneapolis law requires a permit for amplified music or other sound. You must get a permit before your event.

More details

  • We require a daytime permit for outside sound amplifying equipment used between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
  • We require an extended hours permit for outside sound amplifying equipment used between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Sound should not be be more than 15 decibels above the ambient noise level.

Fees

 See the License Fee Schedule

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Contact us

Environmental Management

Jim Doten

Phone

612-673-3595

Minneapolis Development Review

Community Planning & Economic Development

Address

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

Service Center hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development

Phone

612-673-2080

Fax

612-673-3399

Address

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