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Some business licenses can be issued within a day or two; however, licenses which require authorization from other departments should expect at least a 7 to 10 business days before a license is ready to be issued. Licenses which require Council approval or background investigations may experience at least 2 to 4 weeks before a license can be issued.
If applications are not complete, processing time will be longer. Therefore, it is important for the applicant to review all application requirements before submitting.
No. Licenses are specific to the location of the business. Whenever any licensee moves his business within Maplewood, a new license must be applied for under the new address.
Payment can be made using cash, check or credit card. Before submitting a payment, please verify the correct amount due with the Business License Specialist.
Credit card payments incur an additional 2.98% + $0.30 processing and transaction fee, and can be submitted using the online pay portal found here*
*Note credit card link will not work using Internet Explorer
Completed Business License applications can be submitted the following ways:
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail to: Maplewood City HallAttn: Business License Specialist1830 County Road B EMaplewood, MN 55109
In person at Maplewood City Hall: Monday through Friday8 am to 4:30 pm
The City of Maplewood issues over 30 types of business licenses. Refer to the list of required licenses on the Business Licensing page for more details. If your business does not require a license, you must apply for a business registration instead. If you are not sure it you need a license or registration, please contact us at 651-249-2005.