Liquor License

Liquor licenses available in the City of Golden Valley include On-Sale, Sunday Sale, Club On-Sale, Wine, Off-Sale, and 3.2 Percent Malt Liquor. Licenses are non-transferable. License year runs July 1 through June 30.

Applying For A License

Businesses wishing to sell liquor in Golden Valley must submit a completed application packet to the City Clerk (763-593-8012) at least 60 days before the projected effective date.

The Police Department and City Attorney's Office conduct a thorough investigation of all liquor license applications, including corporate structure, company officers, and premises managers.

There are many types of licenses issued for establishments serving liquor. Please contact the City Clerk at 763-593-8012 for the correct application and to inquire about the timing and process of the application.

License Renewal Documents

Permitted Hours and Days for Liquor Sales

On-Sale liquor sales are permitted between 8 am and 1 am any day of the week.

Off-Sale liquor sales are permitted between 8 am and 10 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am and 6 pm Sunday. Off-Sale liquor sales are prohibited Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and after 8 pm December 24.

Liquor License Fees

Intoxicating Liquor License Application Packet (one "renewal" packet per establishment will be provided at no cost)


Investigation Fee for new On, Off, Sunday, and Wine applicants ($500 non-refundable investigation fee plus deposit for actual City Attorney review)

S/B $1500

Investigation Fee for all Intoxicating Liquor License Renewals


Miscellaneous Changes During License Period


On-Sale License


On-Sale Brewer Taproom License


On-Sale Cocktail Room License


Sunday Sale License


Off-Sale License


Off-Sale Small Brewer License


Off-Sale Distilled Spirits License


On-Sale Wine License


Brewpub Off-Sale Malt Liquor


Club On-Sale


Up to 200 members


200-500 members


501-1,000 members


1,001-2,000 members


2,001-4,000 members


4,001-6,000 members


Over 6,000 members


On-Sale 3.2 Percent Malt Liquor License


Off-Sale 3.2 Percent Malt Liquor License


Temporary On-Sale Liquor License


State Law Applies

See also Minnesota Statutes 340A.414, 340A.415, and 14.57 through 14.69.