Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 135
Rochester, MN 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2900
Fax: 507-328-2901
TDD: 507-328-2900

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Department Contacts

License Renewal 2020

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Year-end Renewal Information

2020 License Renewals - Now Open 

If your City license expires December 31, 2019, your renewal application is due now. Please submit complete 2020 renewal application(s) before November 22, 2019, to prevent any lapse in licensure. Applications that arrive after December 31, 2019 may be subject to late fees.

Most City licenses are available online through the Accela Citizen Access licensing system. You can use your existing Accela Citizen Access account to apply for your license renewal, or create a new account. 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.

Non Citizen Access Users

If you do not already have a Citizen Access account, this video can you help you create your account.

For more detailed instructions on your renewal, select your license category from the list:

Animal Licenses
Business Licenses
Trade and Contractor Licenses
Transportation Licenses

Minnesota State Tax ID Requirement

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.

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