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.

Transient merchant license

This license is required for any out-of-state business having a sale in Hennepin County.

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How to apply

Application process

Application may be made either in mail or in person at the Government Center Service Center location. Make an appointment to reduce your wait time.

In addition to the application (PDF) and affidavit of goods (PDF) you will need the following items:

  • An itemized list of sale merchandise
  • The name and address of auctioneer(s)
  • A $1,000 executed bond to Hennepin County
  • Proof of partnership (if applicable)
  • A copy of your Minnesota Department of Revenue sellers permit or your state sales tax number


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