Business Licensing

COVID-19 NOTE: Ramsey City Hall is closed until May 27, 2020. Business license applications can be put in the small gray drop box located in the south parking lot of the Ramsey Municipal Center. Be sure to include all required documents as listed on the application form.

**Effective March 25: Peddler/Solicitor licenses and applications that are "door to door" or "business to business" are currently suspended until further notice. Read notice here.

For Ramsey Business Registration Certificates, visit the Business Registration page.

Most license applications must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to date needed, some require more time (see application for details). Business licenses and/or ID badges are issued upon application approval by City Council. Refer to City Code Chapter 26 - Licenses, Permits & Misc Business Regulations.

Completed applications should be submitted to the City of Ramsey along with the appropriate application fee & documents to:
City of Ramsey / Attn: Business Licenses
7550 Sunwood Drive NW
Ramsey, MN 55303

Business License Applications

For a list of current licensees, visit the Resource Directory

Liquor License Applications

Temporary On-Sale Intoxicating License
Complete MN Alcohol & Gambling (AGE) Temporary On-Sale Intoxicating form and return to City of Ramsey or scan and email at least 45 business days before event along with a copy of certificate of liability insurance. The City will process the application, City Council needs to approve and then it will be submitted to the State on behalf of applicant. Refer to MN Statute 340A.404 Subd. 10 for requirements.

New On-Sale, Off-Sale, 3.2 Liquor, Wine Intoxicating Licenses
Applicants need to complete a City of Ramsey Liquor License Application. See application for additional documents required. A $500 non-refundable investigation fee and license fee must accompany submitted application.

2020 Liquor License Fees

Optional 2AM Closing License Application

Rental Licenses

Questions may be directed to JoAnn Shaw ( or  763-433-9824.

Rental Licensing Application (PDF)

Business Registration Certificate

The City of Ramsey requires that every business obtain a Business Registration Certificate (BRC) annually in order to operate in the City. Visit the Business Registration page for details & application form. The BRC is processed and maintained by the Ramsey Police department. Contact Jennifer Johnson at 763-433-9889 with any questions.