Business Licensure

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Business Licensure

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 five 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

Massage Therapy

Motor Vehicle Sales

Peddler, Solicitor & Transient Merchant

Pet Shop & Commercial Kennel

Pool & Billiards Hall

Precious Metals Dealer

Second-Hand Merchant

Smoke Shop
Only three (3) permitted establishments.