What Licenses Does the City Issue?

The City of Hastings does not issue general “business licenses”.  Instead, the City regulates several business activities through the issuance of licenses.  All license application forms and information are available through the office of the City Clerk and many are available on this website.  Once application materials have been received and any applicable license fee and background investigation fees have been paid, the information is reviewed by City staff for compliance and completeness. 

Once all materials have been reviewed, the appropriate background investigations have been conducted, and the applicable fees have been paid, most applications will then be presented to the City Council for approval. Some licenses are issued administratively.


current fee schedule


licensing ordinance


Best Practices Program: 

BPP Letter to License Holders 20160322

Best Practices Certification Form


General License Forms - Needed For All Licenses:

Review of Ordinance Sign-Off Form

Investigation Form

City Release of Information Form

Workers Compensation Form


Adult Establishment or Accessory Adult Establishment License:

Application - Part I - General Information

Application - Part II  - Personal Information



Block Party: 

Block Party Application and Provisions


Dog License:

License Term: August 1 to July 31 bi-annually or Lifetime
License Fee Bi-annual: $12.00 for spayed/neutered dog

$20.00 for non-spayed/neutered dog

License Fee Lifetime: $30.00 for spayed/neutered dog 
  $45.00 for non-spayed/neutered dog

Application - Dog License Application



License Term: January 1-December 31
License Fee: $100.00/year

Application - Fireworks



License Fee:      $75.00/year  
MN Gambling Control Website

Liquor - On Sale, Off Sale, Temporary: 

License Term: July 1 - June 30
License Fee: Varies, depends on type of license(s)

Application - Liquor License Part I - General Information 

Application - Liquor License Part II - Personal Information 

Application - Liquor and Tobacco License Renewal 

Application - Temporary Liquor License 


Massage Therapist:

License Term: January 1-December 31
License Fee: $100.00/year
Application - New License 

Application - Renewal License 

Licensed Massage Therapists


Massage Therapy Establishment:

License Term: January 1-December 31
License Fee: $100.00/ every third year

Application - New License 

Application - Renewal License 

Listing of licensed Massage Therapy Establishments 


Outdoor Music-Tent-Street Closing: 

Application -Outdoor Music-Tent-Street Closing 


Pawn Brokers:

License Term: July 1-June 30
License Fee: $2,000/year plus investigation fee

Application--Part I General Information 

Application--Part II Personal Information 

Renewal Application


Side Walk Cafes

Application - Sidewalk Cafe

Application - Sidewalk Café with Liquor License Amendment



Solid Waste Collection - Commercial

Application - New License

Application - Renewal License

Licensed Commercial Waste Haulers and websites

Solid Waste Collection - Residential

The City of Hastings has a one-hauler system for residential solid waste collection.  All residential property 4 units or less must use the City’s current residential hauler. Effective January 1, 2013, the City’s exclusive residential hauler will be Tennis Sanitation.  Specific questions can be directed to Tennis at 651-459-1887.

Temporary Merchants-Peddlers-Solicitors-Transient Merchants: 

A license is generally required to go door-to-door or place-to-place selling merchandise, or to set up temporary operations.  Transient merchants are limited to operating from between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Investigation Fee: $25.00 (non-refundable) per establishment plus $10.00 for each additional employee
One Day License: $30.00
Thirty-day Month License: $100.00
One Year License: $225.00
Tournaments (Vets Park) $100 per event & $100 damage deposit

Application - Peddlers, Solicitors, Transient Merchant, Vendor Application



A license is required to sell tobacco and tobacco related paraphernalia. Generally, vending machines are prohibited.  Applicants are alerted that periodic compliance checks are conducted with penalties associated for failure.  

License Term:    July 1 - June 30

Application - New License

Application - Renewal License

 Licensed Tobacco Establishments


Exclusive Tobacco Store:

Application - Exclusive Tobacco Store NEW



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