What Licenses Does the City Issue?

The City of Hastings does not issue general “business licenses”.  Instead, the City regulates several business activities through the issuance of licenses.  All license application forms and information are available through the office of the City Clerk and many are available on this website.  Once application materials have been received and any applicable license fee and background investigation fees have been paid, the information is reviewed by City staff for compliance and completeness. 

Once all materials have been reviewed, the appropriate background investigations have been conducted, and the applicable fees have been paid, most applications will then be presented to the City Council for approval. Some licenses are issued administratively.


Fee Schedule



Licensing ordinance

Sidewalk Café Ordinance 90.16


Best Practices Program:

Best Practices Certification Form


Adult Establishment or Accessory Adult Establishment License:

Adult Establishment or Accessory Adult Establishment Application Packet 


Block Party: 

Block Party Application and Provisions


Dog License:

Please refer to the Police Department for a Dog License.



License Term: January 1-December 31
License Fee: $100.00/year


Fireworks Application Packet



To determine what Gambling License is required for your event or organization, please contact the State of Minnesota Gambling Control Board through their website: http://mn.gov/gcb/ or by calling their office at (651) 539-1900. The Gambling Control Board will provide you with the correct information and license forms.

After receiving the license form from the Gambling Control Board, it must be submitted to the City for approval. Gambling licenses must be approved by City Council, for that reason, please submit your application to the City as soon as possible. Gambling applications can be submitted to City Clerk Erica Henderson through email, ehenderson@hastingsmn.gov or by dropping it off at Hastings City Hall.

Liquor - On Sale, Off Sale, Temporary:

License Term: July 1 - June 30
License Fee: Varies, depends on type of license(s)


Liquor License Application Packet
          The Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Division (AGED) of Minnesota also require an application. The most commonly requested applications are below. Other applications may be found on the AGED's website.  
          Fill out the appropriate form and submit with the Liquor License Application Packet to City Hall.
          Certification of an On Sale Liquor License, 3.2% Liquor License or Sunday Liquor License
          Off Sale Intoxicating Liquor License
          Optional 2 AM Liquor License  

Liquor License Renewal Packet 

Temporary Liquor License (State of Minnesota Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement) 


Massage Therapist:

License Term: January 1-December 31
License Fee: $100.00/year


Massage Therapist Application Packet

Massage Therapist Renewal Packet


Massage Therapy Establishment:

License Term: January 1-December 31
License Fee: $100.00/ every third year


Massage Therapy Establishment Application Packet

Massage Therapy Establishment Renewal Packet


Mobile Food Unit:

Mobile Food Unit Application Packet

Downtown Parking Map

License Term:   1 Year; 1 Day
License Fee:  $225/year; $30/day



Outdoor Music-Tent-Street Closing:


Outdoor Music-Tent-Street Closing 


Pawn Brokers:

License Term: July 1-June 30
License Fee: $2,000/year plus investigation fee


Pawn Broker Application Packet - New

Pawn Broker Renewal Application Packet - Renewal


A peddler is someone who goes from place-to-place (door-to-door, street-to-street, etc.) offering items/services for sale and delivering the items/services immediately upon sale.

Peddler Application


Side Walk Cafes:

Sidewalk Café - New

Sidewalk Café - Renewal

Private Property Premise Expansion

Sidewalk Use Form


A solicitor is someone who goes from place-to-place (door-to-door, street-to-street, etc.) for the purpose of obtaining orders of which the item/service will be delivered at a later date.

Solicitor Application


Solid Waste Collection - Commercial:

Commercial Solid Waste Collection Application - New

Commercial Solid Waste Collection Renewal Application - Renewal


Solid Waste Collection - Residential:

The City of Hastings has a one-hauler system for residential solid waste collection.  All residential property 4 units or less must use the City’s current residential hauler. Effective January 1, 2013, the City’s exclusive residential hauler will be Tennis Sanitation. Specific questions can be directed to Tennis at 651-459-1887.


Special Events:

A license is required to host most events on public property. Special Events can be run/walks, concerts, fundraisers, etc. Consult the Special Event Policy for more information. Special Events are reviewed by City staff and approved by City Council. Special event applications should be submitted 60 days prior to the event for processing.

Special Event Policy

Special Event Application



A license is required to sell tobacco and tobacco related paraphernalia. Generally, vending machines are prohibited.  Applicants are alerted that periodic compliance checks are conducted with penalties associated for failure.  

License Term:    July 1 - June 30

Exclusive Tobacco Store License Application Packet - New

Tobacco License Application Packet - New

Tobacco License Application Packet - Renewal


Transient Merchant/Temporary Vendor:
A transient merchant/temporary vendor is someone who temporarily sets-up and sells merchandise out of a portable shelter (vehicle, trailer, tent, etc.) or empty store front for less than 14 consecutive days.

Transient Merchant/Temporary Vendor Application




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