The City of Minnetonka does not require a general business license, but many specific business types require a city license and fees. Businesses that do require a city license are listed below, with applications and more details. Call 952-939-8274 for more information or to to request an application.
Licensing fees vary depending on the business type.
The auto fuel station license was eliminated in 2017.
Building contractors are not licensed by the city.
All building contractors are required to be licensed through the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The City of Minnetonka will not issue a building permit to an unlicensed contractor. For more information on building contractors, contact the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry or call 651-284-5034. If a contractor is doing the work, the contractor - not the homeowner - is required to obtain all necessary permits.
If you homestead the property and are a resident homeowner of a single-family dwelling, you may obtain the permits and do the work yourself (subject to necessary inspections) or you may serve as the general contractor for construction of your home. However, you must have a licensed electrician, plumber and heating contractor obtain permits and inspections for their work. As the general contractor, you will be responsible for the work and inspections. Usual inspections for new construction are footing, framing, insulation and a final inspection. Inspections vary, depending on the project.
The coin-operated amusement machine license was eliminated in 2017.
There are many types of licenses issued for establishments serving liquor. Call 952-939-8274 for details - including timing and process - and to obtain an application.
Call 952-939-8274 for details - including timing and process - and to obtain an application.
- Approved Solicitors and Peddlers in Minnetonka - Updated Jan. 14, 2020
Solicitors, peddlers and canvassers are allowed in Minnetonka. Every resident and business has the right to prohibit peddlers and solicitors from their property. If you post a sign on your home or business that prohibits solicitors, they are not permitted to approach your property.
If you have a complaint about a door-to-door salesperson or soliciting party, contact the Minnetonka Police Department at 952-939-8500.
For-profit sale of products or services requires a license from the city. Only licensed peddlers and solicitors will have a photo ID issued by the city. The city does not endorse any specific product or service by issuing this license.
Charitable organizations conducting door-to-door sales or solicitations do not need a license, unless they pay their solicitors. However, the city does request that charitable organizations register with the city.
Minnetonka does not require rental licenses.