Different business types are only allowed in certain parts of the city, and it is illegal to run a business in a building that is not permitted or zoned for that type of activity. Zoning is the first stop for anyone who wants to know if their proposed use of a building is allowed.
To check zoning requirements for your property and whether you need a zoning variance, call 311 (or 612-673-3000) or visit the Development Services Customer Service Center.
Mon - Wed, Fri: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (sign-in by 3:30 PM)
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (sign-in by 3:30 PM)
To check whether your business is allowed at a certain site, use the Minneapolis Zoning Maps. It is best to still check with Minneapolis zoning staff before signing a lease to be certain your business type is allowed.