Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 10: City Licensing

Handbook Chapter

Published: November 2, 2023

City Licensing
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See the accompanying chart below.

This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research staff.

Understand the basic concepts in licensing such as city authority, constitutional issues, preemption and limitation and fees. Learn about licensed activities such as liquor, animals, peddlers, businesses, telecommunications and more.

Use this chart with the discussion on City Licensing:

Fees Set by Ordinance or Resolution Chart (pdf)

See Table of Contents: Handbook for Minnesota Cities