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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.
License applications can be submitted by mail or person to:Citizen Services DepartmentAttn: Business License Specialist1830 County Road B EMaplewood, MN 55109
Counter hours are: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.