Auctioneer's license

Applications for auctioneer licenses are submitted in your county of residence. In Hennepin County, apply through the mail.

COVID-19 response

Resident and employee safety is our primary focus. All staff and customers must wear a mask or face covering and stay 6 feet apart from others. Do not enter county buildings if you are sick.

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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

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

Remote application process

  1. Complete the auctioneer license application (PDF)
  2. Gather the following"
  3. Submit your application and payment:

    Director of Licensing — Auctioneer
    Hennepin County Government Center
    300 South 6th Street Suite A-025
    Minneapolis, MN 55487-0026 

If you cannot use a remote option:



  • $20

Additional information

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