Licenses & Permits

Licenses & Permits

Information Regarding COVID-19

Effective immediately, the city of Duluth is waiving any late fee(s) associated with the following license renewals and license payments for a period of 30 days following their respective due dates.  Please note that this is not an indefinite waiver of license requirements, nor does it eliminate the need to pay licensing fee(s).  This waiver applies to the following license types and payments:

Bottle Club Licenses
3.2% Malt Liquor On and Off Sale
On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License Quarterly Payments
Bowling Licenses
Tobacco Licenses
Garbage Haulers
Hotel/Motel/Bed & Breakfast Licenses
Massage Therapists
Massage Establishments

Motor Vehicle Dealer
Motor Vehicle Rentals
Pawn Shop Licenses
Precious Metal Dealers
Pool Hall Licenses
Coin Operated Devices

 

Due to health and safety concerns in response to COVID-19, the city of Duluth is temporarily suspending the issuance of licenses for transient merchants, peddlers, and solicitors. Future updates will be provided as soon as they are available.

In accordance with State and Federal limitations on public gatherings in response to COVID-19, the city of Duluth is temporarily suspending the issuance of Special Event Permits. Future updates will be provided as soon as they are available.

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Animal & Animal Related Business Licensing

Find Applications for the following: 

  • Animal Shelter License
  • Chicken License, Keeping of
  • Pet License
  • Grooming Shop License
  • Honeybees License, Keeping of
  • Horse and Carriage Livery Service License
  • Kennel License
  • Maximum Pet License
  • Small Hooved Mammals
  • Veterinary Hospital License

Business Licensing

Find Applications for the following: 

  • Adult Bookstore
  • Adult Entertainment License
  • Adult Bookstore License
  • Banner License
  • Billiards License
  • Bingo License
  • Bowling Alley License
  • Charitable Gambling License
  • Coin Operated Device License
  • Dance Hall License
  • Dance Hall - One Dance Event License
  • Garbage Collector License
  • Gasoline Filling Station License
  • Massage Establishment License
  • Massage Therapist License
  • Mobile Food Cart
  • Mobile Food Vehicle
  • Motor Vehicle Dealer License
  • Motor Vehicle Rental License
  • Pawnbroker License
  • Peddler, Solicitor, Transient Merchant
  • Shared Active Mobility Systems 
  • Synthetic Drug Establishment
  • Taxi Licenses and Taxi Vehicle License
  • Taxi Rates
  • Tobacco License
  • Transportation Network Company
  • Tree Service Contractor License
  • Wrecker Service License

City Hall Use Permit

Find Applications for the following:


Construction Services / Building Safety

Find Applications for the following: 

  • Backflow Preventer Test Report
  • Commercial Building
  • Commercial Electrical
  • Commercial HVAC/Mechanical
  • Commercial Partial Demolition 
  • Commercial Plumbing
  • Commercial Re-Roofing
  • Commercial Window Replacement
  • Commercial Wrecking
  • Exterior Accessibility
  • Filling/Grading/Excavation
  • Gas Piping
  • Manufactured Home Installation
  • Manufactured Home Installation
  • Residential Building
  • Residential Building Maintenance
  • Residential Deck
  • Residential Detached Garage
  • Residential Electrical
  • Residential Fireplace
  • Residential HVAC/Mechanical
  • Residential Plumbing
  • Residential Re-Roofing
  • Residential Siding
  • Residential Wrecking
  • Residential Water Heater
  • Residential Windows Doors

Engineering Permits

Find Applications for the following: 

  • Contractor's Haul Route Application
  • Driveway Apron (Curb Cut) Application
  • Erosion Control Permit
  • Excavation Permit
  • Moving Permit
  • Obstruction (Miscellaneous/Occupy) Permit
  • Park Point Sand Transfer Permit
  • Soil Boring Permit
  • Transportation Permit for Oversize/Overweight
  • Water Hydrant Use Permit

 

Fire Department Licenses & Permits

Find Applications for the following: 

  • Blasting Permit
  • Bonfire Permit
  • Commercial Operations Permit
  • Fire Watch
  • Fireworks Sales Permit
  • Open Burning Permit
  • Pyrotechnic Permits
  • Tent Permit Application
  • Underground/Above Ground Fuel Tanks Installation/Removal Permits
  • Rental Licensing
    • Multi-Dwelling Rental License 
    • One Family Dwelling Rental License
    • Residential Pre-Inspection Checklist
    • Rental License Transfer Application
    • Request Residential Inspection
    • Termination of Rental License
    • Two Family Dwelling Rental License
    • Tenant Complaint Form
    • Vacant Building Registration

 


Hospitality Licensing

Find Applications for the following: 

  • Hotel/Motel/B&B

Parks & Recreation Permits

Find Applications for the following: 

  • Alcohol Consumption 
  • Building Permit (For Community Clubs or Park Buildings)
  • Busking Permit
  • Commercial Operations
  • Fields & Court Rental Permits
  • Kayak Rack Rental
  • Private Events Permit (within a city park or building)
  • Special Events Permit (within a city park or building)
  • Wedding Permits 
  • Wade Stadium Rental Permits

Liquor Licensing

Find Applications for the following: 

  • Annual Liquor License
  • Liquor Caterer Registration & Event Notification
  • Temporary Expansion of On-Sale Premises
  • Temporary On-Sale Liquor License
  • Temporary On-Sale Non-Intoxicating Malt Liquor License
  • Temporary Consumption & Display Permit

Special Event Licensing

Find Applications for the following: 

  • Special Event License