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