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Title: Health, Social Referral, Buying Clubs Registration
Alternate Title:
Description: Minnesota law requires health, dating, and buying clubs to register with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and renew their registration annually.
Subject: Clubs
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:13:41 PM
Modification Date: 7/15/2019 10:23:39 AM
Agency Name: Attorney General's Office, Minnesota
Agency URL: https://www.ag.state.mn.us
Agency Description: The Minnesota Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state and is the legal advisor to the Governor and all the constitutional officers. The Attorney General represents and advocates for consumer protection, charities oversight, antitrust enforcement and utilities regulation.
Agency Phone: 651-296-3353
800-657-3787
Agency Fax: Agency URL: https://www.ag.state.mn.us
Agency Address:
1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul
MN
55101
Unit Name: Lisa Sengul
Unit URL:
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: 651-757-1335
Unit Fax: Contact person(s): Unit URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:
Requirements:

Registration. Minnesota law requires health, dating, and buying clubs to register with the Attorney General’s Office and renew their registration annually. Minn. Stat. § 325G.23-.28. Such clubs register by completing and filing the required forms (see below), paying a registration fee, and filing a surety bond if they accept prepayments from members of $50 or more. Members of a club who lose a portion of their pre-paid membership fee because, for example, the club closes or declares bankruptcy may file a claim with entity that provided the club with its surety bond. The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office may also file a claim on behalf of any member who loses a portion of their pre-paid membership fee.

Renewal. Every year after registering, clubs must file by September 1 an annual renewal form, a financial statement, illustrative copies of all versions of membership contract forms, and pay a renewal fee. Clubs that cease operating are required to file a closing statement that includes details of the club’s outstanding liabilities to its members.  

Exemptions. Some clubs may be exempt from registration. A club that believes it is exempt must file an exemption form with the Attorney General’s Office.


Rules:
Statutes: 325G.23
325G.27

Forms:

Forms for Filing. All forms clubs need to use when registering, renewing their registration, or making an exemption claim can be downloaded using the links below:

Required for initial registrations:

Club Initial Registration Form

Surety Bond of Health, Dating, or Buying Club

Club Application for Exemption from Surety Bond Requirement

Club Statement of Alternative Form of Security


Required for clubs claiming exemption from registration:

Club Application for Exemption from Registration


Required for annual renewals:

2019 Club Registration Renewal Form

 

Required when a club closes:

Club Statement Upon Ceasing Operations

The registration form is available at Charities, Club Contracts

For questions regarding registration, clubs can contact the Attorney General’s Office at 651-757-1335.


Fees:

$250 initial registration fee; yearly renewal fee.


Period of Issuance:

One year (renewals are due on September 1st following the initial registration).


Length of Determination:
Other Info:
Activity: Clubs (Buying Clubs/Health Clubs/Social Referral)
License Detail URL:

Club Contracts

Attorney General's Office, Minnesota


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