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Title: Franchise Offer or Sale Registration
Alternate Title:
Description: All franchises, including business opportunities, offered or sold in Minnesota must either be registered or exempt from registration pursuant to the Minnesota Franchise Act codified in Minn. Stat. Chapter 80C. Minnesota Department of Commerce
Subject: Franchises
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:13:23 PM
Modification Date: 7/17/2019 8:55:00 AM
Agency Name: Commerce, Minnesota Department of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Department of Commerce is the chief regulator for the banking, energy, insurance, real estate, securities, telecommunications industries and also operates Minnesota's Unclaimed Property.
Agency Phone: 651-539-1600
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address:
85 7th Place East, Suite 500

St. Paul
Division Name: Securities Unit
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:




     Form Requirements

     Additional Notes

     How to Renew or Amend a Franchise in Minnesota Renewals







Rules: 2860.0100

Statutes: 80C


Uniform Franchise Registration Application (Form A, includes a notarized Certification Statement)

Franchiser's Costs and Sources of Funds (Form B)

Uniform Consent to Service of Process (Form C, must be notarized, naming Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce)

Franchise Seller Disclosure Form (Form D)

Consent of Accountant (Form F, must be on accountant’s letterhead)

Franchise Disclosure Document (an audited financial statement is required for all initial and renewal applications)

See Form Requirements


Initial Registration - $400

Annual Report - $200

Amendment - $100

Annual Report / Renewal with Amendment $300

See Fees

Period of Issuance:

Renewable annually within 120 days of franchisor's fiscal year end.

Length of Determination:
Other Info:
Activity: Franchises
Business Opportunities
License Detail URL:


Securities, Franchises and Subdivided Lands

Minnesota Department of Commerce

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