The City of Columbia Heights requires certain individuals and business establishments to apply for licensure. The license applications can be found below. Additional licensure may be required by Anoka County and/ or the State of Minnesota in addition to or in lieu of a city license. Please verify with both organizations respectively if additional licensure is required. Examples include, but are not limited to: delis, bakeries, salons, barber shops, butcher shops, grocery stores and restaurants.
Please note: Business licenses may take up to 5 weeks to process.
General License Application
This application includes the following licenses: Auto Recycling Dealer/Yard, Carnival, Christmas Tree Sales, Cigarette/Tobacco/Smoke Shop, Courtesy Benches, Games of Skill, Motor Vehicle Rental/Leasing, Pawnbrokers, and Sex Oriented Business
Arcade & Amusement Center
Beer, Wine, & Intoxicating Liquor Sales
Catering - Food, Popcorn and Candy
Food Truck Registration
$100.00 for businesses outside of Columbia Heights - No fee for current Columbia Heights businesses
Fuel Dispensing Devices
Includes Liquid Propane and Gas Station Pumps
Motor Vehicle Sales
Peddler, Solicitor & Transient Merchant
Pet Shop & Commercial Kennel
Pool & Billiards Hall
Precious Metals Dealer
Second Hand Merchant
Only Four (4) permitted establishments - sampling allowed.