Licensing

The City Council has established a uniform system for the issuance, revocation, suspension, and renewal of licenses for all activities for which licenses are required by City Code.

To open a new business, first complete the Business Information Form. This form is routed to appropriate staff for review to answer any questions relating to licensing, zoning, health regulations, and permits. The City of Crystal doesn't have a general business license.

It is unlawful to engage in a trade, profession, business, or privilege in the city for which a license is required without first obtaining a license from the City in the manner provided in this section.

A licensee must carry the City-issued license certificate at all times while engaged in the activity for which the license was granted. Where the licensed activity is conducted at a fixed place of business or establishment, the certificate must be exhibited at all times in some conspicuous place on the licensed premises. The licensee must present the license certificate upon request to any police officer or authorized representative of the City. Licenses are not transferable.

The following list is not inclusive of all City-issued licenses; rather, it contains the most common types.


NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS:  If you live in Crystal and/or own a business in Crystal, you must also fill out this Certification of Financial Responsibility form along with your licensing paperwork.

Application Forms
City Code Section Approved License Lists
(if applicable)
Animal Kennel (private & commercial) 910 n/a
Dog (spayed/neutered or unaltered) 910 n/a
Garbage & Refuse Hauler 605 Garbage & Refuse Hauler List
Gas Appliance Installer (mechanical) 400 Gas Appliance Installer (mechanical) List
Lawful Gambling
(call 763-531-1145 for information)
1185 Lawful Gambling List
Lawn Fertilizer Application Control 665 Lawn Fertilizer Application Control List
Liquor
(call 763-531-1145 for information)
1200 n/a
Massage Therapy 1195 n/a
Pawnbroker
(call 763-531-1145 for information)
1177 n/a
Plumber 400 Plumber List
Rental (single-family, duplex, triplex, fourplex, 5+ units) 425 n/a
Second Hand Goods Dealer
Second Hand Goods Dealer (exempt)

1175 n/a
Sign Hanger 405 Sign Hanger List

Solicitor; Peddler

Transient Merchant


Transient Merchant - Farm

Non-Profit & Free Expression

1160 Solicitor License List
Special Permit for Wine/Beer in City Park 815 n/a
Tanning 620 n/a
Tobacco 1137 n/a
Tree Trimmer 1165 Tree Trimmer List

Food service establishments, lodging establishments, and public swimming pools: Hennepin County Environmental Health inspects and licenses all such establishments. If you have questions or wish to file a report, please contact them at (612) 543-5200 or epi-envhlth@hennepin.us. Their website is www.hennepin.us/envhealth.

Grocery and convenience stores, as well as all vending and pre-packaged food operations: these are inspected and licensed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.  For answers to your question or to file a report related to grocery and convenience stores, vending, or pre-packaged food operations, contact State Food Inspector David Seipel at 651-429-8598 or david.seipel@state.mn.us.

Body Art (Tattooing) and Piercing Establishments: These businesses are regulated by the Minnesota Department of Health's Compliance Monitoring Division, Health Occupations Program.  You may contact them at (651) 201-3731 or health.hop@state.mn.us.