Liquor License Application Procedure & Process
1. Download and complete the following forms:
- On-Sale 3.2% and Wine License Packet (PDF)
- On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License Packet (PDF)
- Off-Sale 3.2% Non-Intoxicating Liquor License Packet (PDF)
- Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License Packet (PDF) (Limit of 10 issued. 3 Available)
2. Send your license fees, along with all required state and city forms to:
City of Roseville Administration Department
Deputy City Clerk
2660 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN 55113
- Make sure to include any other required attachments such as plat plans, partnership agreements, certificates of trade name, articles of incorporation, and association agreements.
- For On-Sale & Sunday Intoxicating Licenses, a $500 deposit may be submitted at the time of application, and the remainder paid prior to the council meeting.
- You must include a copy of your insurance accord. This accord must cover the entire calendar year and include the Roseville address.
3. Upon receipt of the necessary information and funds, the city will schedule a public hearing to be held during the next available city council meeting. The notice for a public hearing will then be posted at city hall and in the city's official newspaper for a minimum of 10 days. City council meetings are usually held on Mondays.
4. While the application is going before council, a background check will be done on the owners and managers of the establishment. Please have each owner and manager complete the background check authorization form in the packet.
5. During the public hearing the license will either be approved, denied, or tabled for later review. It is recommended, but not required, that an establishment representative be present for the public hearing.
6. If the city council approves the license, the state application will be signed and forwarded to the state, and a city license will be sent out to the establishment. If the license does not get approved, the city will contact you regarding the application.
7. In addition, the establishment must also separately apply for a buyer's card with the State of Minnesota.
8. Train employees to be in compliance with Roseville ordinances applying to the sale and serving of alcoholic beverages. The Roseville Police Department believes that manager and server training (PDF) is the only responsible option regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages.
Please allow 60 days for the completion of the application process. For questions regarding liquor licenses, please contact the Deputy City Clerk at 651-792-7023.