Resources

Guidance for Cities on Expanding Outdoor Service at Bars and Restaurants

Get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding outdoor service at restaurants and bars.

Published May 21, 2020.

Special Vehicles Operating on City Streets

Informational Memo

Learn about regulating all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), golf carts, mini-trucks, motorized foot scooters, pocket bikes, mini-motorcycles, motorized bicycles, and electric-assisted bicycles.

Published Apr 22, 2020.

City Solid Waste Management

Informational Memo

Outlines requirements to regulate the collection and disposal of solid waste and the roles of state and county oversight.

Published Mar 3, 2020.

Animal Regulation in Cities

Informational Memo

Describes how cities may control pets, farm animals, exotic animals, and newly popular hobbies of keeping bees or chickens.

Published Feb 26, 2020.

Liquor Licensing and Regulation

Informational Memo

Learn about types of liquor licenses and criteria that applicants and their establishments must meet.

Published Dec 5, 2019.

Dangerous Properties

Informational Memo

Learn about the tools available to cities under state law to remedy unhealthy and dangerous properties.

Published Nov 30, 2019.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 10: City Licensing

Handbook Chapter

Understand the basic concepts in licensing such as city authority, constitutional issues, preemption and limitation and fees.

Published Aug 28, 2019.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 11: City Regulatory Functions

Handbook Chapter

City authority to regulate various activities city comes from state law. Learn about activities cities most commonly regulate and license.

Published Jul 5, 2019.

Lawful Gambling

Informational Memo

Learn what gambling is allowed in Minnesota, like pull-tabs and raffles, and which organizations may conduct them.

Published Jun 24, 2019.

Operating a Municipal Liquor Store

Informational Memo

Understand the city’s role in operating a municipal liquor store.

Published Jun 20, 2019.