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Barber Shop Registration Info

  • Barber Shops must be registered.
  • Barber Shop registrations expire June 30 annually.
  • Failure to renew on or before June 30 each year will result in additional 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.

  • All barber shops must have a designated registered  barber identified as manager.

  • Barber shop renewal forms are mailed, as a courtesy, during the month of May. It is the responsibility of the barber shop owner to renew the registration on time with or without the renewal form.

PLEASE NOTE: The Board mails renewal notices to registered barbers and barber shops as a courtesy each year; however, it is the responsibility of the barber and barber shop owner to renew their registration on time.

Barbershop Owner Responsibilities

As the owner of a barbershop, you are responsible for the following:

  • Ensure that the barbershop is registered by the Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners, and license renewals are done each year by June 30. Display the license where customers can easily see it.
  • Name a designated barber as shop manager.
  • Ensure every barber working in the shop holds a current barber license from the Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners and displays the license at his/her work station.
  • Post the Sanitation Rules in the shop where customers can see them.
  • Ensure that sanitation and disinfection procedures are followed by everyone working in the shop.
  • If you have employees, you are responsible to pay them, and to carry Worker Compensation insurance and unemployment insurance.
  • Abide by the laws governing businesses in Minnesota and your city.
  • If you change your shop location, you need to notify the Board by submitting a completed change of location application. You can print out or download the application from here. If you remodel or expand your shop, you need to submit a new floor plan to the Board. 
  • If you sell your shop, you need to inform the new owner that he or she needs to submit a change of ownership application to the Barber Board for the shop. Print out or download the change of ownership application from here.
  • If you change the name of your shop, ensure that the Secretary of State's office and the Barber Board are informed of the name change.
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