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Title: Radioactive Materials Licensing
Alternate Title:
Description: Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Subject: Radiation
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:16:38 PM
Modification Date: 6/8/2020 2:46:47 PM
Agency Name: Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Department of Health is the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.
Agency Phone: 651-201-5000
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address: Health, Minnesota Dept. of
625 Robert St. N.
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul
Unit Name: Radioactive Materials Unit
Unit URL:
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: 651-201-4400
Unit Fax: Contact person(s):
Unit URL:
Unit Address:
P.O. Box 64975
625 N. Robert St.
St. Paul
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:

Any organization or individual intending to possess or use radioactive materials must obtain a license. The use of very small amounts of radioactive materials -- like the tiny radiation source inside many smoke detectors -- is exempt from licensing or is authorized by a general license, which does not require active control to assure safety. However, for the manufacturing of these and similar items, a specific license involving regulatory control is required.

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) license specifies the types and quantities of radioactive materials that may be possessed and used, as well as any specific restrictions on their use. Typically, licenses describe the location of use, the training and qualifications of workers, specific procedures for using the materials, and any special safety precautions required. The license holder must follow the specific license requirements as well as the more general MDH rules.


Licensing and Regulatory Guides

Licensing and Forms

Rules: 4731

Statutes: 144.12


See Licensing and Forms


Refer to the Fee Schedule (PDF) 

Period of Issuance:

Five years.

Length of Determination: Approximately 30 days from the receipt of the above information.
Other Info:
Activity: Radiation
Radioactive Material Source
License Detail URL:

Radioactive Materials

Minnesota Department of Health


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