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Includes Non-Resident Pharmacies 

Pharmacy Renewal Information

Pharmacy license renewal payments are due June 1 of each year, and licenses expire June 30 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. Renewals cannot be paid online at this time. 

All fees are non-refundable.  

To avoid late fees, renewal applications, supporting documentation, and correct payment must be received as a complete packet by the Board, prior to the expiration date. Any payment received without an application will not be processed. Licenses are mailed to the facility’s physical address.

Renewal Application and Instructions

The renewal applications will be made available closer to the renewal date.

Additional Information

  • The Board will continue to allow persons with power of attorney to sign applications on behalf of the applicant. 
  • Allow 10-14 days for a completed renewal to be processed. The Board will reach out to you if additional information or clarification is needed.  
  • For additional guidance about the application of laws and rules the board is empowered to enforce, click here.  
  • General information on rules administered by the Board, can be found here.
  • Here are links to relevant statutes for pharmacies.   

New/Change Applications

Use the Pharmacy License Application to apply for a new pharmacy license, to notify the Board of an upcoming relocation, or if your pharmacy has had a change in ownership.

To request a name change for a facility, including pharmacies, use the Name Change Notification Form .

If you are a RESIDENT pharmacy and plan to remodel, you must also complete the Name Change Notification Form  and submit it to the Board. For more information, view the " Pharmacy Sterile Compounding Area Remodel Guidance ", found under "Guidance Documents" of the Guidance/Statutes tab .
For category changes and closure notifications, please see appropriate forms below.

      Additional Change Forms

General Information


Definition of a "Pharmacy"

A "pharmacy" is a place of business in which prescription drugs are prepared, compounded or dispensed by or under the supervision of a pharmacist and from which related clinical pharmacy services are delivered.

Any establishment that falls under this definition needs to be licensed by the state of Minnesota as a pharmacy.
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