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Brookdale Service Center is temporarily appointment only

Due to staffing shortages, service at the Brookdale Service Center, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center is temporarily by appointment only. No "walk-in" service is currently available. Limited walk-in service is still available at our other locations.

Auctioneer's license

Applications for auctioneer licenses are submitted in your county of residence.

COVID-19 response

Mail in transactions when possible.

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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:

Applications should be submitted by mail. We accept check, money order or cashier's checks. Credit cards are not accepted.

Application process

Complete the auctioneer license application (PDF).

Gather the following:

Submit your application and payment my mail to:

DIRECTOR OF LICENSING – AUCTIONEER
Hennepin County Government Center
300 S. 6th St., MC-026
Mpls, MN 55487-0026

If you cannot use the mail-in option, email vitalrecords@hennepin.us.

The fee is $20.

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

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