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Barber Board Office has Moved- Office Still Closed to Public

As of September 2021, the Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners office is located at 335 Randolph Avenue, Suite 120, St. Paul MN 55102. Our office building is closed to the public and are not open for walk-in service.  We will return calls and voice mail messages, and answer emails, and we continue to provide service through our online services and the US Postal Service. We encourage you to do your business with us online, by email and US mail, and call us at 651-201-2820 if you have questions or concerns.

Effective August 1, 2020, the Board no longer accepts payments in cash.  We will gladly accept payment by check or money order.  Payments can also be made online by utilizing our online services.  You can access our online services below.  

COVID-19 Information Updated June 30, 2021

The peacetime emergency declared by Governor Walz is ending on July 1, 2021. The ending of the peacetime emergency removes the remaining COVID-19 requirements for barbershops. While Minnesota has seen a rapid reduction in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths, 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 the public you service safe from future outbreaks. 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

COVID-19 Informational Resources:

Minnesota COVID-19 Response and Preparedness

Minnesota Department of Health's COVID-19 Website

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

COVID-19 CDC How to Protect Yourself

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 2021 BARBER registration RENEWAL period opened November 1, 2020. To renew online with a credit card, click on "Take me to my Online Services" to the left. Renewal forms were mailed out the week of November 2. Deadline for renewal was December 31, 2020. Beginning January 1, 2021, 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 4, 2021 Special Meeting via WebEx (see details in News Item)
  • Monday, January 11, 2021 via WebEx (see details in News Item)
  • Monday, March 22, 2021 via WebEx (see details in News Item)
  • Monday, March 29, 2021 Instructor Training Board Committee meeting (see details in News Item)
  • Monday, May 24 2021 (see details in News Item)
  • Monday, June 14, 2021 Special Board Meeting regarding Instructor Training
  • Monday, July 26, 2021
  • Monday, September 27, 2021 
  • Monday, November 22, 2021 
Board meetings are in Conference Room A, 4th Floor, 2829 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, 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

  • Monday, August 2, 2021
  • Monday, November 1, 2021
  • The Instructor exam will be held on Monday November 1, 2021.
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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