Operating a Municipal Liquor Store

Information Memo

Understand the city’s role in operating a municipal liquor store.

Published Mar 25, 2024.

Animal Regulation in Cities

Information Memo

Describes how cities may control pets, farm animals, exotic animals, and newly popular hobbies of keeping bees or chickens.

Published Dec 11, 2023.

Regulating Peddlers, Solicitors and Transient Merchants

Information Memo

Describes possible ways cities can regulate peddlers, solicitors, and transient merchants.

Published Nov 9, 2023.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 11: City Regulatory Functions

Handbook Chapter

City authority to regulate various activities city comes from state law. Learn about activities cities most commonly regulate and license.

Published Nov 2, 2023.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 10: City Licensing

Handbook Chapter

Understand the basic concepts in licensing such as city authority, constitutional issues, preemption and limitation and fees.

Published Nov 2, 2023.

Special Vehicles Operating on City Streets

Information Memo

Learn about regulating all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), golf carts, mini-trucks, motorized foot scooters, pocket bikes, mini-motorcycles, motorized bicycles, and electric-assisted bicycles.

Published Sep 8, 2023.

Lawful Gambling

Information Memo

Learn what gambling is allowed in Minnesota, like pull-tabs and raffles, and which organizations may conduct them.

Published Aug 29, 2023.

City Solid Waste Management

Information Memo

Outlines requirements to regulate the collection and disposal of solid waste and the roles of state and county oversight.

Published Aug 3, 2023.

Firearm Regulation and Cities

Information Memo

Understand how state laws affect a city’s ability to prohibit guns on city property.

Published Jul 27, 2023.

Adult-Use Cannabis: What Cities Need to Know

Get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) on what cities need to know regarding Minnesota's new law on adult-use cannabis.

Published Jun 12, 2023.