Crow Wing County issues transient merchant licenses county-wide unless a city has a specific license. The enforcing authority has final say on who needs a license. Crow Wing County does not advise. Examples of enforcing authorities would be the Crow Wing County Sheriff or the local police department depending on the location of selling.
Those selling out of motorized vehicles are not required to have a transient merchant license
Those selling farm or garden products occupied and cultivated by themselves are not required to have a license
Application A transient merchant license application must be completed. The fee is $150; cash, check or money order made payable to Crow Wing County Auditor-Treasurer. The license term is 1 year from date of issuance.
A minimum $1,000 surety bond or cash is required. If a bond accompanies the application it must be brought to the auditor-treasurer's office where it will be retained.
Certification of Compliance - Minnesota Workers' Compensation
This form must accompany the application. For more information read our online document.
Minnesota License Application Form
If it is a new application this form must accompany the application. This form provides MN and Federal tax I.D. numbers. If the request is for a renewal application and the original form is on file, it does not need to accompany the application.
Supply Inventory List
A supply inventory list must accompany the application.
It is possible that a license will be issued the same day if all paperwork and fees are complete and acceptable.