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How to Renew or Amend a Franchise in Minnesota


Renewal

  • Registration must be renewed if the franchisor intends to continue to offer and sell new franchises. The registration will be cancelled if the renewal (annual report) is not filed within 120 days of the franchisor’s fiscal year end.
  • The annual renewal application (annual report) must comply with the filing requirements of an initial registration. We require one complete marked copy of the entire franchise agreement including the Franchise Disclosure Document and Agreements. All documents must be filed to show any changes, updates and deletions that differ from the last filing.
  • Renewals (annual reports) will be reviewed by the Department of Commerce who will either require changes to the application or will issue an annual report effective letter.
  • If the annual report filing contains a material change as defined by MINNESOTA RULE 2860.2400, the filing fee of $200.00 must include an additional $100.00 amendment fee.
Amendments
  • A franchise registration must be amended within 30 days after the occurrence of any “material change.” “Material change” is defined in MINNESOTA RULE 2860.2400.
  • An amendment application must include only the Uniform Franchise Registration Application (.pdf) (Form A), verification page, and the marked pages showing the changes.
  • The amendment application will be reviewed by an examiner who will either require changes to the application or will issue an Order of Amendment.

Fees

Make checks payable to the Minnesota Commerce Department

Initial Application $400.00
Annual Report $200.00
Amendment $100.00
Financial Report/Renewal/with Amendment $300.00

Questions

Bette Peterson
Initial Registrations
Phone: 651-539-1627
Fax: 651-539-1552
Email: bette.peterson@state.mn.us

Daniel E. Sexton
Renewals (Annual Reports), Amendments, & Advertising
Phone: 651-539-1629
Fax: 651-539-1552
Email: dan.sexton@state.mn.us

Applications should be mailed to:

Securities Unit
Minnesota Department of Commerce
85 7th Place East, Suite 500
Saint Paul, MN 55101