County services suspended

Effective March 17 to April 10 at 5 p.m.

Hennepin County is closing all public-facing services at all 41 libraries, human service centers, and licensing service centers.

Staff will explore solutions for serving residents without person-to-person contact.

Stay informed at the county's COVID-19 page.

Auctioneer's license

Applications for auctioneer licenses are submitted in your county of residence. In Hennepin County, you may apply in person at the Government Center Service Center location or through the mail.

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All applicants for an auctioneer license must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Submit a surety bond of $1,000

Minnesota applicants must have resided in Hennepin County for the past six (6) months.

Non-residents of Minnesota must also attach the following to their application:

How to apply

Application may be made either by mail or in person at the Government Center Service Center location. To reduce your wait time, make an appointment.

In person

Bring the following items:

By mail

Mail the following items:

Director of Licensing – Vital Records
Hennepin County Government Center
300 – 6th Street South (A-025)
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0026


Additional information

  • Applicants from out of state should apply at least three weeks prior to the auction.
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