Liquor Licenses

Intoxicating Liquor License

Anyone who engages in the sale of intoxicating liquor within Olmsted County is required to first obtain a license.

Where to Apply:

  • For an establishment within the city limits, applications must be obtained and  submitted to the city clerk (City Licenses)
  • For an establishment outside the city limits, an Intoxicating Liquor License (486 KB) must be submitted to Olmsted County.
  • For a special event outside city limits, applications must be submitted to Olmsted County.

Fees:

  • On Sale Liquor License - $2,850.00
  • On Sale and Off Sale Liquor License - $3,050.00
  • On Sale Sunday Intoxicating - $200.00
  • Temporary On-Sale Liquor License - $30.00

 

3.2% Malt Liquor License

Anyone who engages in the sale of 3.2% malt liquor within Olmsted County is required to first obtain a license.

Where to Apply: 

  • For an establishment within city limits, applications must be submitted to the city clerk. (City Licenses)
  • For an establishment outside the city limits, a  3.2% Malt Liquor License (486 KB) must be submitted to Olmsted  County. The license runs for the period of January 1 through December 31.
  • For a club or charitable, religious, or nonprofit organization located outside the city limits,  Temp 3.2 License Application (144 KB) application must be submitted to Olmsted County.  No applicant shall qualify for a temporary license for more than four consecutive days.

 Fees: 

  • On Sale 3.2% Malt Beverage License - $200.00
  • Off Sale 3.2% Malt Beverage License - $100.00
  • Temporary 3.2% Malt Beverage License - $30.00 

 

 Wine License
(Not to exceed 14% of alcohol by volume) 

Where to Apply: 

  • A wine License for an establishment in the city limits, applications must be submitted to the city clerk. (City Licenses)
  •  Wine License (93 KB) for an establishment outside the city limits, applications must be submitted to Olmsted  County. The license runs for the period of January 1 through December 31.

 Fee: 

  • Wine License - $ 600.00

Forms can be downloaded and mailed with appropriate fee to:

Olmsted County
Vital Records and Licensing
151 4th Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904-3709 

For more information, go to Minnesota Statute 340A.Liquor  or

Olmsted County Liquor Control Ordinance

The Olmsted County Liquor Control Ordinance was updated and approved by the Olmsted County Board to become effective on January 1, 2018.  This ordinance was updated to reflect changes in how a notice of violation, denial of request for exception/challenge and of a suspension or revocation of your Liquor License issued by Olmsted County may be appealed in conjunction with the Olmsted County Enforcement and Appeals Ordinance.  Additional information relating to the Enforcement and Appeals Ordinance may be found on Olmsted County’s Attorney’s page.