Transient merchant license

This license is required for any out-of-state business having a sale in Hennepin County.

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How to apply

Application process

Apply in person at the Government Center Service Center location. Make an appointment to reduce your wait time.

Bring the following items:

  • Your completed applications
  • You must also supply
    • An itemized list of sale merchandise
    • The name and address of auctioneer(s)
    • A $1,000 executed bond to Hennepin County
    • Proof of partnership (if applicable)
    • A copy of your Minnesota Department of Revenue sellers permit or your state sales tax number


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