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Drug Wholesaler Renewal Information

Drug Wholesale license renewal payments are due May 1 of each year, and licenses expire May 31 of each year. Payments must accompany the renewal form and be submitted in the form of a check or money order payable to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy. Licenses are mailed to the facility’s physical address.

A Minnesota Board of Pharmacy issued drug wholesaler license is a six-digit number that begins with a “3”. If your current license begins with any other number, or if the facility only wholesales medical gas, a different renewal application must be completed. A medical gas wholesaler license covers dispensing patient specific medical gases in addition to the wholesale activities.

Renewal Fees

Renewals cannot be paid online at this time. Renewal applications, supporting documentation, and correct payment must be received as a complete packet by the Board prior to the expiration date to avoid late fees. Any payment received without an application will be returned. All fees are non-refundable. (Please refer to the renewal application for specific fees.)


Download and complete the renewal form linked below. Submit the application with the required documents and payment. Allow 10 business days to process a properly completed renewal application after it has been received. If an application is missing documents, signatures or other requirements, the board will contact the applicant for additional information or documentation, and processing will be delayed. Once processed, allow 7-10 business days for a new license card to arrive at the facility via USPS.

At any time in the process, the applicant can verify their license status through the Board’s verification portal. The verification link can be found on our home page.

Renewal Applications

Previously, the Board extended the expiration dates for medical gas manufacturer and wholesale licenses until June 30, 2021 pending a possible fee adjustment by the Minnesota legislature. Currently, there has been no legislative action affecting licensure fees. 

Drug Wholesaler and Medical Gas Wholesaler renewal application forms will be available on the Board's website closer to the start of the renewal period.

Please note the following:

  • The current license expiration and payment date of May 31, 2021 will be extended to June 30, 2021.
  • This extension does not alter next year’s renewal cycle date. Licenses extended to June will expire May 31, 2022.

Additional Forms

Application for a New Wholesaler License
  • Use this application to apply for a new wholesaler license. Complete the form 60 days prior to opening.
Facility Category Change Notification
  • Use this notification to change the categories of the facility.
Officer Reporting Form
  • Use this form to report the officers of the facility
Officer Change Form
  • Use this form to report any change to the officers of the facility. Officer changes must be reported to the Board within 30 days of the change.
License Closure Form
  • Submit this form 14 days prior to the date the facility closes or will no longer conduct business in Minnesota.
Change of Ownership Form
  • A change of ownership requires a change of ownership application to be submitted to the Board 30 days prior to the effective date of the change. A new license is not issued for the change and there is not a fee.
The following are some examples of ownership changes that require you to report a change of ownership.
  • Sale to another individual;
  • Incorporation (from sole owner to corporation, from partnership to corporation);
  • Major stock change (if 20% or more of the stock changes hands since the incorporation);
  • Sole owner to partnership;
  • The addition of one or more partners to a partnership; or
  • One partner buying out the other partner.
Name Change Form
  • Name changes should be submitted 30 days prior to the change for facilities located in Minnesota. Non-resident facilities must report the name change of the facility on the notification form and include the license issued by the home state regulatory agency showing the new facility name.
Relocation Form
  • A relocation application and required documents must be submitted to the Board 30 days prior the relocation date for facilities located in Minnesota. Non-resident facilities must apply for a new license after your home state regulatory agency has issued a license, showing the new address, and an inspection has been conducted of the new location. A new license is issued upon approval, and a fee is charged.

General Information

Laws and Rules Regarding Wholesalers:
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