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Renew Your Barber License

Please note that renewal forms are mailed as a courtesy. All registrations must be renewed annually with or without the form by December 31 for barbers and June 30 for barbershops. 

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. Online payments by credit card. The Board does not accept payments by credit card in the office or over the phone.

Renew online or by mail. We accept checks or money orders made payable to the Minnesota Barber Board by mail. Effective August 1, 2020, the Barber Board no longer accepts cash payments. The Barber Board does not accept payments by phone.

Beginning August 1, 2020, the Board will no longer accept cash payments,

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Additional Information

  • All barbers are required to work in registered barber shops. It is the barber's responsibility to verify registration. All barber shops and barbers are required to display their registration.

  • Failure to renew on or before December 31 each year will result in additional late renewal fees.

  • Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 154.162 Administrative Penalties: The Board shall impose and collect penalties for missing or lapsed shop registration, or unregistered barbers found upon inspection.

  • Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 154.15 subd. 2: A registered barber who has not renewed a certificate of registration may be reinstated within four years of such failure to renew without examination upon the payment of the required restoration fee for each year the certificate is lapsed.

  • Courtesy barber renewal forms are mailed during the month of November.

  • Barber registrations expire December 31 each year. The Board attempts to send renewal notices to barbers; however, it is the barber's responsibility to assure their registration is renewed each year by December 31st.

  • Failure to renew your registration on time will result in additional fees. Per Minnesota statutes 154.15 subd 2 Failure to renew a barber registration for more than four years results in the requirement to retake the barber examination to reinstate the registration. The entire exam (written and practical) will be required. 

NOTE: Per Minnesota Statute you must be registered (licensed) to practice barbering in Minnesota. Practicing with an expired or suspended registration is a violation. Being found practicing without a current registration will result in Administrative Penalty Fees:


The board shall impose and collect the following penalties:

(1) missing or lapsed shop registration discovered upon inspection; penalty imposed on shop owner: up to $500;

(2) unlicensed or unregistered barber, first occurrence discovered upon inspection; penalty imposed on shop owner and unlicensed or unregistered individual:up to $500; and

(3) unlicensed or unregistered barber, second occurrence discovered upon inspection; penalty imposed on shop owner and unlicensed or unregistered individual: up to $1,000.

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