Anyone applying for a building, plumbing or mechanical permit from the City of Hopkins must be licensed. The only exception is for building owners getting permits for their own property.
The activities or establishments listed require the General License Application, unless otherwise noted. Please fill it out completely and contact the City Clerk with questions.
Minnesota law requires all businesses or organizations selling or distributing beverages to have a valid liquor license.
Mobile Food Unit
Here you can fill out a Mobile Food Unit License Application.
Peddler, Solicitor or Transient Merchant (PDF)
Fill out the application for Peddler, Solicitor or Transient Merchant License.
Renew a rental license or apply for a new rental license online.
Sale of Fireworks License
Selling fireworks in Hopkins requires an annual license.
Sidewalk Cafe (PDF)
Fill out this application for a Sidewalk Café Permit.
Temporary Alcohol (PDF)
An application for Temporary Alcohol License can be found here.
Does My Business Need a License?
The City of Hopkins does not have a general business license, but requires businesses to register online. The City does, however, license some businesses and business activities. If additional licenses or permits are needed based upon the business registration, staff will contact you.
If you have a question about whether you need a license or you need more information about licensing, email City Clerk Amy Domeier or call at 952-548-6304.