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Click Here for Online application and Renewal Services

Please note that renewal forms are mailed as a courtesy. All registrations must be renewed annually with or without the form.
All registration types require a separate online account with a username and password for each. Your barber and barbershop registrations each require separate online accounts.

Renewals may also be completed by mail or in person.
For assistance call 651-201-2820.



The Board accomplishes the mission of promoting public health and safety in relation to the barbering profession and barbering services provided to the public by:

  • Setting standards of practice and conduct;
  • Reviewing applications in a thorough manner to ensure compliance with statutes and rules;
  • Setting educational requirements and examination standards;
  • Conducting barber examinations to ensure professional standards of service are met;
  • Inspecting barbershops and schools to ensure compliance with statues and rules;
  • Responding to inquiries, complaints, and reports regarding registrations and conduct of registered barbers and unregistered practitioners;
  • Providing information and education to the public;
  • Providing clear and concise inspection reports of barber shops.

The Board's registration and inspection processes are designed to ensure that barbers and barbershops meet or exceed the legislative and Board established criteria designed to protect public health and safety.

Office  Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 to 4:30 excluding holidays
Walk In Customer Service Available Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00 excluding holidays
Office is located at: 2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 425 Minneapolis, MN 55414


  • The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board HAS BEEN CHANGED TO MONDAY JULY 22, 2019 will be held at 8:30 am at 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN, 4th Floor Conference Room A. This meeting is open to the public. PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE
  • The 2019 legislative session has ended. There were no changes to Minnesota Chapter 154, Barbers. The Board will continue to work on proposed changes to introduce in the future.  Click Here to review the current inactive proposed language. Updates will be posted as the proposal changes. 
  •  To find out about statutes, rules and active bills  you can search for items of interest at  
  • The Secretary of State takes applications for Board Member appointments and the Governor makes the appointments. Click Here for additional information. The Barber Board currently has an opening for a Public Member and a Barber member.
  • The next scheduled Registered Barber Examination will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019. Applications for the August exam are due by Friday, July 19, 2019.
  • To view the May 2019 Barber Board Newsletter click here.
  • Registered Barber Examinations are held on the first Monday in February, May, August, and November. Deadlines for applications are the 20th of the month prior to each scheduled exam unless the 20th falls on a weekend, and then the deadline is the Friday before the 20th.


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Board Meetings

Meetings are held at the Board office address in Conference Room A on the 4th floor unless otherwise noted.
  • Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Monday, February 4, 2019 Special Meeting Conference Room C 3rd Floor
  • Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Monday July 15, 2019 CANCELED AND  CHANGED TO JULY 22, 2019 
  • Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Monday, November 18, 2019

Meetings are subject to change at any time.

The Complaint Committee meets following the Board meetings in the same location.

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