Wholesaler / Manufacturer's Intoxicating Liquor License
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)
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.301
MINNESOTA RULES 7515.0300
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.
$10,000 Surety Bond
Must be 21 years of age.
Be of good moral character and reputation.
Has not had a license issued under Minn. Stat. § 340A revoked within the preceding 5 years.
Not been convicted of a felony within the preceding 5 years, or a willfull violation of a federal, state, or local ordinance governing the manufacture, sale, distribution, or possession for sale of distribution of alcoholic beverages.
Wholesaler of Intoxicated Liquor fee - $15,000 + $150 fee surcharge
Manufacturer of Intoxicated Liquor fee - $30,000 + $150 fee surcharge
Brewer (brews over 3,500 barrels annually) fee - $4,000 + $150 fee surcharge
Brewer (brews between 2,000-3,500 barrels annually) fee - $500 + $50 fee surcharge
Wholesaler of Wine fee - $3,750 + $150 fee surcharge
Wholesaler of Malt Beverages fee - $1,000 + $150 fee surcharge
Wine Manufacturer fee - $500 + $50 fee surcharge
Micro Brewer (brews under 2,000 barrels annually) fee - $150 + $15 fee surcharge
Brew Pub fee - $500 + $50 fee surcharge
Farm Winery fee - $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 the date of issuance.
Length of Determination Process:
Other Pertinent Information:
Salesman's permits necessary for each salesperson selling for manufacturer or wholesaler.
$20 fee for each salesperson.