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2018 license renewals are due now

Submitting Materials

All required documents can be mailed or dropped off at the City Clerk's Office at 201 4th St SE, Room 135, Rochester, MN 55904. They can also be emailed to licenses@rochestermn.gov

April 1 Renewal Information and Required Documents

Mobile Food Units

Mobile food units, or food trucks, need a City license in order to operate on public streets or right of way. City licenses run from April 1 through March 31 of the next year. Renewal materials have been sent to all previously licensed mobile food units, and are due at this time.

Mobile Food Unit (Food Truck/Trailer) Renewal Form

Food Truck Safety Information from the Fire Department

Liquor Licensing

All liquor licenses in the City of Rochester run from April 1st through March 31 of the next year. Renewals are out now, and must be received by early in March to ensure there is enough time to process the application materials, and receive all required approvals from City departments and the City Council without a lapse in your license. Any liquor license renewals submitted after April 1 will be subject to a penalty of 50% of the annual license fee, not to exceed $300.

On-Sale 

City On-Sale Liquor License Renewal Form and Checklist - fillable PDF form

Off-Sale 

Off Sale Liquor License Renewal Application - fillable PDF form

Helpful links for renewals:

Year end Renewal Information and Required Documents

Under state law, all business license applications require the social security number of the licensee; the City of Rochester is required to provide social security numbers of all its licensees to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Trades and Contractor Licenses

HVAC Contractor Licenses

All 2017 HVAC contractor licenses expired Dec.31, 2017. Renewals submitted after Dec. 31 are subject to a $15 late fee.

A signed Renewal application form -  including both Parts I and II - is required  (fillable PDF can be completed and emailed, or downloaded and printed)

HVAC Master Installer Licenses

All 2017 master installer licenses expired Dec.31, 2017. Renewals submitted after Dec. 31 are subject to a $12 late fee.

A signed Renewal application form  -  including both Parts I and II - is required  (fillable PDF can be completed and emailed, or downloaded and printed)

Sewer and Drain Licenses

All 2017 sewer and drain licenses expired Dec.31, 2017. Renewals submitted after Dec. 31 are subject to a $15 late fee.

A signed Renewal application form -  including both Parts I and II - is required  (fillable PDF can be completed and emailed, or downloaded and printed)

Sidewalk Contractor Licenses - Asphalt and Concrete

All 2017 sidewalk contractor licenses expired Dec.31, 2017. Renewals submitted after Dec. 31 are subject to a $15 late fee.

Signed Renewal application form  -  including both Parts I and II - is required  (fillable PDF can be completed and emailed, or downloaded and printed)

Sign Installers Licenses

All 2017 licenses to erect and maintain signs expired Dec.31, 2017. Renewals submitted after Dec. 31 are subject to a $15 late fee.

Signed Renewal application form  -  including both Parts I and II - is required  (fillable PDF can be completed and emailed, or downloaded and printed)

Tree Work Licenses

All current commercial tree work licenses expired Dec.31, 2017. Renewals submitted after Dec. 31 are subject to a $15 late fee.

A Signed Renewal application form  -  including both Parts I and II - is required  (fillable PDF can be completed and emailed, or downloaded and printed)

Other Business Licenses

Massage Therapist Licenses

Massage therapist licenses are for a two-year period. Therapists with licenses that expired Dec. 31, 2017, need to get renewals submitted now. 

Signed renewal application form -  including both Parts I and II - is required  (fillable PDF can be completed and emailed, or downloaded and printed)

Massage Therapy Business Licenses

All 2017 massage therapy business licenses expired Dec.31, 2017. Each business received an individual renewal letter outlining specific required documents.

All renewals must include:

  • Signed renewal application form  - Parts I and II are both required - (fillable PDF can be completed and emailed, or downloaded and printed - please call the City Clerk's Office if you need a hard copy form mailed to you)
    • Under state law, all license applications require the social security number of the licensee or all owners in the case of a corporate entity; the City of Rochester is required to provide social security numbers of all its licensees to the Minnesota Department of Revenue
  • $100 renewal fee
  • Current proof of identification for applicant, designated manager, and all owners - a color copy must be provided, jpg photos submitted electronically of the document are okay; must be one of the following documents:
    • valid driver's license or identification card including a photograph and date of birth, issued by Minnnesota, another state, a province of Canada, or a state of Mexico
    • valid military identification card issued by the U.S. Department of Defense
    • valid U.S. passport
    • in the case of someone who is a foreign national, a valid passport from another country
  • Certificate of insurance as proof of required general liability insurance providing minimum coverage of $300,000 combined single limit per occurrence
  • Proof of worker's compensation insurance as required by Minn. Stat. 176.182, unless exempt
  • Any other documents indicated as required in your renewal letter