Liquor license

Hennepin County may issue licenses for the sale of 3.2% malt liquor, on-sale intoxicating liquor and off-sale intoxicating liquor within unorganized areas of the county such as Fort Snelling.

COVID-19 response

Resident and employee safety is our primary focus to ensure that services are restored in a planful, safe manner that mitigates the potential transmission of COVID-19 within county facilities.

We strongly encourage remote processing (mail in or drop box) of transactions whenever possible.

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Application process

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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