Show All Answers
The City of Coon Rapids does not require a license for most types of businesses. However, certain businesses, including those selling alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, Christmas trees, or secondhand goods, must have a city license. Massage therapy businesses, bowling alleys, adult-oriented businesses, and currency exchange businesses also require a license. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 763-767-6493 for application information.
Also, different types of businesses are allowed in different zoning districts. You can check the Zoning Map to find out the zoning of a particular property and the land development regulations (City Code Chapter 11) to find out which uses are allowed. Contact the Planning Division at 763-767-6430 if you have any questions related to land use or zoning.
Even if your business does not need a city license, most types of building renovations will require at least one building permit. You can contact the Building Inspections Department at 763-767-6476 for more information.
The City of Coon Rapids offers financial assistance for development projects meeting certain city goals. Businesses can receive technical assistance through the Coon Rapids Open to Business program, which provides existing and prospective entrepreneurs with free one-on-one counseling with a business advisor. The program provides assistance in financial management, loan packaging, business planning, real estate analysis, marketing, navigating regulations, and professional referrals. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Business Services Division can help companies expand, find and train employees, promote international trade, and finance business expansions. Check out our Financial Resources information for more details.