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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

Liquor License Application Packets

Packets can be downloaded from “Business Licenses” (above). The license year is January 1 through December 31. Most licenses require a minimum of 60 days to process. Licenses are non-transferrable.

Hours and Days for Liquor Sales

No sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption on the licensed premises may be made between the hours of 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Monday through Saturday (MS 340A.504).

A restaurant, club, bowling center, or hotel which holds an on-sale intoxicating liquor license may sell intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises in conjunction with the sale of food between the hours of 10 a.m. on Sundays and 2 a.m. on Mondays. An establishment serving intoxicating liquor on Sundays must obtain a Sunday On-Sale Liquor License (MS 340A.504). No licensee may sell intoxicating liquor on-sale between the hours of 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. unless the licensee has obtained a permit from the Commissioner of Public Safety.

Off sale liquor sales are prohibited from 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Off sale liquor sales are prohibited on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and after 8 p.m. December 24.


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

Compliance Monitoring Ordinance (liquor, wine and beer)

Liquor License Frequently Asked Questions

Liquor License Fees