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Liquor License Renewals

All city-issued liquor licenses expired March 31, 2019. Any applications not received by April 1 will also incur late fees.

Submitting your liquor renewal

Whether you apply online or by submitting all documents in hard copy to the Clerk's Office, the following forms will be helpful as either a guide or for use as fillable forms to be printed or uploaded when needed.

Renewal Letter to Licensees from the City Clerk's Office

Inspection Information for Liquor Renewals from Building Safety

Application Forms and Supplements

City Applications 

2019 Renewal Application - On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License Application
2019 Renewal Application - On-Sale Wine-Beer License Application
2019 Renewal Application - Brewer or Brew Pub License Application - On-Sale or Off-Sale
2019 Renewal Application - Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License Application
2019 Renewal Application - Off-Sale 3.2 Malt Liquor License Application

Addendums and other required forms

Addendum A - Personal Supplemental Affidavit - for any new owners
Addendum B - Business Plan Requirements Packet - if any changes are needed
Addendum C - Area of Licensed Premises and Floor Plan - required to be submitted with all renewals

Application Verification and Acceptance of Responsibility - required with all online applications

Examples of other required documents

Example of Liability Insurance Certificate
Example of State Renewal Form Completed

NEW THIS YEAR: You can apply online using the Online Portal through Accela Citizen Access (ACA)

Visit: https://aca.rochestermn.gov/citizenaccess/ to access the online portal directly.

Instructions for using Citizen Access to Apply online

If you do not already have a Citizen Access account in Accela, your first step is registering for a public user account. This video provides a tutorial to walk through registering for an account.

Instructions walking through an online application

Year end Renewal Information and Required Documents

Under state law, all business license applications require either a Minnesota State Tax ID number or the social security number of the licensee; the City of Rochester is required to provide this information for all its licensees to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. 

Trades and Contractor Licenses

These licenses are being moved to the Accela licensing system also used for some City permitting functions. This will allow you as a licensee to use your existing Accela Citizen Access account to apply for your license renewal. The benefit to you as a licensee is easy online access to your account information any time, with no need to submit paper applications or wait for materials to be mailed. If you apply online, your license will be emailed directly to you once it is issued, and can be pulled up anytime from your online account.

Online Application

Citizen Access

Applying for a License 

This PDF document walks through using the online system to enter your license information for a trades or contractor license.

Renewals can be entered online for the following license types:

HVAC Contractor Licenses

All 2018 HVAC contractor licenses expired Dec.31, 2018. Renewals submitted after Dec. 31 are subject to a $15 late fee.

HVAC Master Installer Licenses

All 2018 master installer licenses expired Dec.31, 2018. Renewals submitted after Dec. 31 are subject to a $12 late fee.

Sewer and Drain Licenses

All 2018 sewer and drain licenses expired Dec.31, 2018. Renewals submitted after Dec. 31 are subject to a $15 late fee.

Sidewalk Contractor Licenses - Asphalt and Concrete

All 2018 sidewalk contractor licenses expired Dec.31, 2018. Renewals submitted after Dec. 31 are subject to a $15 late fee.

Sign Installers Licenses

All 2018 licenses to erect and maintain signs expired Dec.31, 2018. Renewals submitted after Dec. 31 are subject to a $15 late fee.

Tree Work Licenses

All 2018 commercial tree work licenses expired Dec.31, 2018. Renewals submitted after Dec. 31 are subject to a $15 late fee.

Paper Applications 

If you are unable to complete your renewal online, you can submit a paper application by mail, in person, or via email. 

HVAC Master Installer Application
HVAC Contractor Application
Sewer & Drain Contractor Application
Sidewalk Contractor - Asphalt or Cement Application
Tree Work Contractor Application
Sign Contractor Application

Other Licenses with Year End Renewals

Other license types are still using paper applications at this time for submitting renewals, and will be transitioned to Accela during 2019.

Business Licenses 

Massage Therapist Licenses

Massage therapist licenses are for a two-year period. Therapists with licenses that expired Dec. 31, 2018, need to  submit renewals now. 

Signed renewal application form  is required  (fillable PDF can be completed and emailed, or downloaded and printed)

Massage Therapy Business Licenses

All 2018 massage therapy business licenses expired Dec.31, 2018.

A signed renewal application form is required - (fillable PDF can be completed and emailed, or downloaded and printed)

Pawnbrokers

All 2018 pawnbroker business licenses expired Dec.31, 2018.

Animal Licenses

Chicken License

Chicken licenses are for a two-year period. Renewals are due now for licenses that expired Dec. 31, 2018. 

A signed chicken renewal application form is required - (fillable PDF can be completed and emailed, or downloaded and printed)

Duck License

Duck licenses are for a two-year period. Renewals are due now for licenses that expired Dec. 31, 2018. 

A signed duck renewal application form is required - (fillable PDF can be completed and emailed, or downloaded and printed)

Pigeon License

Pigeon licenses are for one calendar year, and expire each year on Dec. 31. Renewals are due now for all pigeon licenses.  

A signed pigeon renewal application form is required - (fillable PDF can be completed and emailed, or downloaded and printed)

Transportation Licenses

Bus

All 2018 bus licenses expired Dec.31, 2018.

Annual Bus Transit License Renewal Application

Public Transportation License

All 2018 public transportation licenses expired Dec.31, 2018.

Taxicab Driver's License

All 2018 taxicab driver's licenses expired Dec.31, 2018.

Taxicab Driver Renewal Application

Taxicab Vehicle License

All 2018 taxicab vehicle licenses expired Dec.31, 2018.

Taxicab Business Vehicle Renewal Application
Vehicle Inspection Form

Transportation Network Company

All 2018 transportation network company licenses expired Dec.31, 2018.

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