Business Licensing

Update 5-29-20
Restaurant Outdoor Dining Services

Effective June 1, a State of Minnesota Executive Order allows restaurants to reopen for outdoor dining service only. In response, the City of Coon Rapids has adopted a policy to make it as easy as possible to allow the City’s restaurants to offer expanded outdoor dining. This policy streamlines the process for restaurants to quickly expand current outdoor seating areas or create new outdoor seating. As of June 10, restaurants can open indoor dining.

Please read the Temporary Outdoor Dining Accommodation Policy
Fill out the Temporary Outdoor Dining Registration Form

For questions, please contact Trevor White by email.

For additional information, read guidance from the State of Minnesota.

Business Licensing Applications

Some types of businesses need to be licensed by the City of Coon Rapids. Licenses are obtained through the City Clerk’s department. License fees apply and vary according to the type of license obtained.

How to Apply

  • Applications are available for download below
  • Forms can also be picked up in person at the Coon Rapids City Center during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Applications may take up to 30 days to process. Once your application is processed, the City Clerk will contact you.

Business licensing is required for the following types of sales and establishments:

Read more about licensing requirements for each in the City Code.

Why Solicitors Need a License

Anyone selling products and services door-to-door must be licensed with the City. There are some exceptions to this (newspaper delivery as well as food delivery services). More information can be found in City Code.

Soliciting without a license is a misdemeanor crime and is punishable up to 90 days or $1,000 or both.

Individuals traveling door-to-door should be wearing their City-issued badge. The badge must be worn at all times. Solicitors must also carry their official City license.

If a peddler or for-profit solicitor comes to your door and is not wearing a City-issued badge, please let us know by calling 763-767-6432. Soliciting hours are from 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. If you encounter any issues or have problems with a peddler/solicitor, please contact the Coon Rapids Police Department by calling 911.