License Minnesota

Farm Winery License

Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Agency contact information:

Public Safety (DPS), Minnesota Department of
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 201-7000 | (651) 282-6555 (TTY)
Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Division
445 Minnesota St., Suite 222, St. Paul, MN 55101-2156 | (651) 201-7500 | (651) 282-6555 (TTY)
(651) 297-5259 (fax)


Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Division

Liquor License Database

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) is responsible for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement, Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS), Emergency Communication Networks, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Office of Justice Programs, State Fire Marshal, Pipeline Safety, State Highway Patrol, Capitol Security and Traffic Safety.


Minn. Stats. 340A.315


Application for Wholesaler's/Manufacturer's Intoxicating Liquor License.

Application forms are available on the MN Dept. of Public Safety website, Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Section at Forms/Documents.


$100,000/$300,000 Aggregate Liquor Liability Insurance certificate to be in effect for the entire license period.

Must be 21 years of age, of good moral character and reputation, has not had a license issued under Minn. Stat. 340A revoked within the preceding 5 years, has not been convicted of a felony within the preceding 5 years, or a willful violation of a federal, state, or local ordinance governing the manufacture, sale, distribution, or possession for sale of distribution of alcoholic beverages.

May not wholesale in quantities in excess of 50,000 gallons per year.

Majority of product used to manufacturer wine must be Minnesota grown. Affidavit may be filed with Commissioner for exemption to this rule.


$50 + $5 fee surcharge

Licensing surcharge to be assessed

The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.

Period of Issuance:

One year from date of issuance.

Length of Determination Process:

30 days.

Other Pertinent Information:

No charge for brand label registration.
Pre-license inspection.