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Barber Board Office NEW VISITING HOURS

As of May 2022, the Board of Barber Examiners has partially re-opened to the public. We will have walk-in hours from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday-Friday. If you would like to visit after 12 pm, you need to call and schedule an appointment in advance. Our offices can be reached at 651-201-2820. Please leave your name, number and a brief message if we do not answer.

Our offices are located at 335 Randolph Avenue, Suite 120, St. Paul MN 55102. We are located in the MN Health Licensing Board building.

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COVID-19 Information

The peacetime emergency declared by Governor Walz ended on July 1, 2021. The ending of the peacetime emergency removed the remaining COVID-19 requirements for barbershops. However, COVID-19 and its variants are still a concern. As owners of small businesses, barbershop owners can implement and manage sanitation procedures above and beyond what the Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners requires. Use the lessons learned during the pandemic to keep your staff and customers safe. If you have not yet been vaccinated, we strongly recommend speaking to your personal care physician about receiving a COVID-19 vaccination or contacting the Minnesota Department of Health helpline at 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504. For additional information regarding COVID-19, visit the State of Minnesota's COVID-19 resources webpage at

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Online Services

The following processes occur through your Online Service Account:

  • Registration Renewal 
  • Applications
  • Minnesota Registration Verification Requests

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Renewal Information

The 2022 BARBER registration RENEWAL period is now CLOSED. To renew online with a credit card, click on "Take me to my Online Services" to the left. Beginning January 1, 2022, the late fee will be in effect for barber renewals. The Board office is NOT open for walk-ins. Renew online or by mail.

BARBERSHOP registration renewal period opened May 1, 2021 for 2021-22 with a deadline of June 30. The extension for 2020 barbershop renewals ends June 30, 2021 and the late fee will be applied to 2020 renewals after that date, as well as for 2021 renewals.

The Barber Board does not accept payment over the phone. EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2020, THE BOARD WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT CASH PAYMENTS.

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Board Meetings and Exams

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, January 10, 2022 via Webex
  • Monday, March 21, 2022 via Webex
  • Monday, May 23, 2022 via Webex
  • Monday, July 25, 2022 location TBD
  • Monday, September 26, 2022 location TBD
  • Monday, November 21, 2022 location TBD
As of January 2022, board meetings are held online. They begin promptly at 8:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted, are open to the public, and held via WebEx. The information regarding attending a meeting in person or virtually will be in a News Item on the home page 7-10 days before the scheduled meeting.

Scheduled Exams

  • February Exam: 2/7/2022
  • May Exam: 5/2/2022 with instructor exams
  • August Exam: 8/1/2022
  • November Exam: 11/7/2022
Deadlines for the exams are the 20th day of the previous month. Any questions, please call the Board office at 651-201-2820.

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