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New Hope City Hall
4401 Xylon Avenue North
Phone: 763-531-5100

The city clerk coordinates the sale of business licenses and liquor licenses in the city of New Hope. The Police Deparment coordinates the sale of animal licenses.

Animal Licenses

All dogs, cats, and ferrets over six months must be licensed in New Hope. Pet owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination to obtain a license. The license must be renewed when the rabies vaccination expires. Licenses may be renewed by mail. To complete the animal license process by mail, download an Animal License Application Adobe Acrobat or call New Hope Animal Control to obtain one.

Licenses may also be purchased in person at New Hope Police Department (4401 Xylon Ave N), Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Business Licenses

A business license, issued through the city, is required for the following activities or establishments:

Click a link below to open an application packet in Adobe Acrobat format.

Liquor Licenses

The maximum number of on sale intoxicating liquor, wine, or 3.2 percent malt liquor licenses which may be issued by the city is set by Minnesota Statute 340A.413. The maximum number of off sale intoxicating liquor licenses issued by the city of New Hope is seven. The license period is a calendar year. (Ordinance 15-10, adopted 5/26/15)

Click on a license category in the table below for a license application packet in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.

Liquor License Fee
On Sale - Liquor
On Sale - Sunday
On Sale - Wine
On Sale - 3.2% Beer
Off Sale - Liquor
Off Sale - 3.2% Beer
License Investigation
– Within Minnesota
License Investigation – Outside Minnesota
up to $10,000


Liquor Ordinance (excerpt from New Hope City Code) Adobe Acrobat

Compliance Monitoring Ordinance (liquor, wine and beer)