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To comply with the stay at home order staff are working away from the office. If you need to come into the office for any reason please call ahead and make an appointment. We will be answering and return calls and e-mails, and will continue to provide service through the mail and web services. We encourage you to do as much of your business with us online, by email, and US mail as possible. 

Meeting Announcement

Board of Barber Examiners, Special Meeting to be held via conference call, Wednesday April 8, 2020, at 8:30 AM. For the safety of all participants, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting is being held via conference call only. The meeting room will not be open to the public.

 To request information on how to hear the meeting, email no later than 12:00 pm (noon) Tuesday April 7, 2020. Call in information will be provided, to those requesting it, by the end of the day Tuesday April 7th.

The Board of Barber Examiners has been monitoring the COVID-19 response:

Governor Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-20 directing Minnesotans to stay at home and limit movements outside of their home beyond essential needs. This order takes effect at 11:59 pm on Friday, March 27 and ends at 5:00 pm on Friday, April 10.  For more information click here

Executive Order 20-08, clarifying the types of businesses and places of public accommodation subject to closure per Executive Order 20-04 clarifies that the closure order applies to barbershops. The closure order is extended until May 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm by Executive Order 20-20. 

Executive Order 20-15 related to small business loans for businesses effected by above has been issued. For information go to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development New information: Guide for Minnesota Small Businesses that need help

To view all current Executive Orders go to: Executive Orders from Governor Walz

For information regarding unemployment go to: Minnesota Unemployment


For up-to-date information about COVID-19, go to Minnesota Department of Health's COVID-19 website


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 2020 Barber registration renewal period ended December 31, 2019. To renew late online with a credit card, click on "Take me to my Online Services" to the left.

Barbershop registration renewal period opens May 1, 2020 for 2020-21. The 2019-20 renewal deadline was June 30, 2019.

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

  • January 13, 2020
  • February 24, 2020 Special Meeting
  • March 16, 2020 -- CANCELLED
  • May 18, 2020
  • July 20, 2020
  • September 28, 2020
  • November 23, 2020
Board meetings are in Conference Room A, 4th Floor, 2829 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, at 8:30 a.m. and are open to the public.

Scheduled Exams

  • May 4, 2020: deadline for application is April 20, 2020 by 4 p.m.

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