License Minnesota

Insurance Adjusters

Adjuster means a person who on behalf of an insurer or an insured, for compensation as an independent contractor or as an employee of such independent contractor, or as an employee of an insurer, or for a fee or commission, investigates and evaluates claims arising under insurance contracts and negotiates the settlement of such claims.

Agency contact information:

Commerce, Minnesota Department of
85 7th Place East, Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 539-1500
(651) 539-1547(fax)
Licensing Unit
(651) 539-1599 | (800) 657-3978 (MN only, outside Metro area)
(651) 539-0107 (fax)
Contact Info:


Minnesota Department of Commerce

Producers & Adjusters


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The Minnesota Department of Commerce is the chief regulator for the banking, energy, insurance, real estate, securities, telecommunications industries and also operates Minnesota's Unclaimed Property.


Minn. Stats. 72B


Apply online at Vertafore, select Apply for a License.


Applications for insurance adjusters should be submitted online through the MN Dept. of Commerce online partner, Vertafore.

License requirements are located on the MN Dept. of Commerce, Insurance Division section at Adjusters.


Adjuster - $50 + $20 technology surcharge (individual)

Adjuster - $50 + $5 OET surcharge (business entity) 

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:

Two years.

Length of Determination Process:

30 days.