Operating a Municipal Liquor Store

Information Memo

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

Published May 10, 2022.

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 Dec 29, 2021.

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 Nov 18, 2021.

City Solid Waste Management

Information Memo

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

Published Aug 31, 2021.

Dangerous Properties

Information Memo

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

Published Aug 3, 2021.

Special Vehicles Operating on City Streets

Information 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 30, 2021.

Firearm Regulation and Cities

Information Memo

Understand how state laws affect a city’s ability to prohibit guns on city property.

Published Aug 10, 2020.

Drones: Municipal Use and Regulation

Information Memo

Outlines legal developments surrounding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones.

Published Aug 7, 2020.

Regulating Peddlers, Solicitors and Transient Merchants

Information Memo

Describes possible ways cities can regulate peddlers, solicitors, and transient merchants.

Published Jun 26, 2020.

Lawful Gambling

Information Memo

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

Published Jun 9, 2020.