Business Licenses & Permits

All businesses operating within the City of Savage are responsible for understanding and abiding by City Code, State and Federal Law.

Not all businesses are required to obtain licensing. The following is a listing of commonly requested licenses. This is not meant to substitute licensing requirements or other regulations of Savage City Code and is only a summary for informational purposes. See the Savage City Code for comprehensive regulations. Before locating or expanding a business, please contact the Planning Department to verify the business is a permitted use and to determine what specific zoning regulations apply. 

Please contact the Savage City Clerk for regulations and requirements for the following businesses; Pawnshops, Secondhand Dealers/Precious Metal Dealers, Taxi Cab, Body Art and Sexually Oriented Businesses.

 

Peddler & Solicitor

Permit is required; submit in person.

Peddler/Solicitor Application 

Liquor

Businesses selling or serving liquor are required to first obtain licensing to do so. Licensed businesses are expected to adhere to the guidelines set forth in City Ordinance and in the Police Department's Alcohol and Tobacco Best Practices Program. Not all businesses or organizations may sell or serve alcohol.

Liquor License Application

Massage Therapist

The following forms must be completed when applying for a Massage Therapy License

  • Massage Therapy License Application
  • Consent for release of information form
  • Background investigation form
  • Letter from licensed therapeutic massage enterprise
  • Proof of at least 600 hours of certified therapeutic massage training or 2 years of full-time experience
  • Proof of insurance coverage of $1,000,000

Any incomplete submittal will not be processed.

Massage Therapist Individual License Application

Massage Therapist Individual License RENEWAL Application

Therapeutic Massage Enterprise

The following forms must be completed when applying for a Therapeutic Massage Enterprise License

  • Therapeutic Massage Enterprise Application
  • Certification of Compliance Minnesota Workers Compensation
  • Commercial Fire Inspection Checklist

Any incomplete submittal will not be processed.

Therapeutic Massage Enterprise License Part I

Therapeutic Massage Enterprise License Part II

Therapeutic Massage Enterprise RENEWAL License

Refuse Hauling

The following forms must be competed when applying for a Refuse Hauling License

  • Certification of Compliance MN Workers Compensation
  • Proof of insurance


Any incomplete submittal will not be processed.

Refuse Hauling License

Tobacco

The following forms must be completed when applying for a Tobacco License

  • Tobacco License Application
  • Certification of Compliance Minnesota Workers Compensation
  • Minnesota Revenue License Application
  • Commercial Fire Inspection Checklist

Any incomplete submittal will not be processed.

Tobacco License


Charitable Gambling

Specific provisions exist within City Ordinance, State Statute and Federal Law for conducting charitable gambling within the City of Savage. It is the responsibility of those conducting charitable gambling to know and follow the law. Businesses or organization wishing to conduct charitable gambling should contact the Minnesota Gambling Control Board and the City of Savage Administration Department.

Building Permits & Inspections

Please refer to our Building Inspections Department to receive the correct permits and or applications.

Go to Building Inspections

Zoning

Please refer to the Zoning Ordinance for a listing of allowed uses for specific zoning districts.  To determine what additional regulations apply for a proposed business, please contact the Planning Department at 952-882-2660.


Signage

Savage requires a sign permit for permanent and temporary signs installed, placed, altered or relocated within the city. Signs involving electrical wiring also require an electrical permit. For additional information on sign regulations, please contact our Senior Planner, Terri Dill, at 952-882-2698.

Sign Ordinance

Sign Permit Application

Temporary Signs Handout and Permit Application

Right-of-way

This is a permit to work within City Property. 

Right-of-way Application

Engineering Division | 952-882-2671