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Liquor license

We may issue liquor licenses within unorganized areas of the county such as Fort Snelling. Liquor license types are:

  • The sale of 3.2% malt liquor
  • On-sale intoxicating liquor
  • Off-sale intoxicating liquor

COVID-19 response

Drop-off or mail in your application. Walk-in services are not available.

Customers must wear a face covering that covers both nose and mouth and stay 6 feet apart. Do not enter county buildings if you are sick. Learn about requirements when visiting a county building.

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Remote application process

  1. Complete the liquor application
  2. Gather documents
  3. Submit your application and fee:

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

If you cannot use a remote option, the in person application process is:


Processing time

Allow at least 60 days for processing and issuing of license.


  • $125 annually
  • May be paid $31.25 per quarter

Additional information

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