Licensing for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages

Please contact the City Clerk's Office to receive application forms for a new or transferred license to operate an alcoholic beverage sales business within the City of Minot. In addition to the completed forms, the following will be required with the application:
  1. Business floor plan, including the location and extent of the licensed premises and the parking area for the business.
  2. Copies of any purchase agreements or lease agreements and organization certificates of registration.
  3. Copy of City fire inspection report.
  4. Complete personal information form for each owner, corporate officer, manager, governor, partner, and director.
  5. For Ownership transfers, notarized request from current owner(s).
  6. Check for required license fee.

Submitting Applications

Applications should be submitted to:
City Clerk's Office (City Hall--2nd Floor)
515 2nd Avenue Southwest
Minot, ND 58701

The City Clerk's Office will forward the application to the Police Department, Building Official, and Fire Marshal for review, as required by Ordinance. Thereafter, the request will be provided to the City Council for final approval.

In order for the request to be considered in a timely manner, the complete package should be filed with the City Clerk's Office 45 days before the anticipated effective date. The City Clerk's Office will provide the exact dates and times of the meetings when the application is filed. You or a representative of your business should make plans to attend these meetings, if possible.

Additional Information

In addition to the City's license, you must apply for a State license. You should call the Attorney General's Licensing Division at 701-328-2329 to request an application packet.