Miscellaneous Permits and Licenses
This is a listing of Olmsted County Licenses linked to the ordinances that govern that particular license.
Please note: Applications must be completed and submitted with payment and any required information or attachments to Vital Records and Licensing.
Some licenses need to be submitted no later than 60 days prior to the event.
Olmsted County, Minnesota, Resident Auctioneers:
- Complete the Auctioneer License application (form must be notarized if not applying in person), Certification of Compliance, and License Applicant information using the forms below.
Auctioneer License Application Certification of Compliance License Applicant Information Form
- Submit forms in person or by mail with the required fee.
- A corporate surety bond is required for $1,000 and not more than $3000, designating Olmsted County on the line that reads "bound onto _______."
- Complete and submit the Auctioneer License application (form must be notarized if not applying in person), Certification of Compliance, and the Irrevocable Consent by Non-Resident Applicant using the forms below.
Auctioneer License Application Certification of Compliance Irrevocable Consent by Non-Resident Applicant
- Submit a certified copy of the applicant's current auctioneer's license from the home state.
- A copy of home state's auction laws or statute to establish reciprocity
- A surety bond is required for $1,000 and not more than $3000, designating Olmsted County on the line that reads "bound onto _______."
The license fee is $20. (Note that fees are subject to change. The most up-to-date cost can be found in the document below.)
Acceptable forms of payment are cash, credit card, personal check, money order, or cashier's check. Make checks payable to: Olmsted County Vital Records.
If you are mailing your request, please be sure to sign the application in the presence of a notary, include a self-addressed return envelope, and mail it to:
Vital Records and Licensing
151 4th Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904-3709
Special events within Olmsted County require a permit. Applications must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event. Learn more.
Anyone who engages in a fireworks display within Olmsted County is required to obtain a fireworks permit. Learn more.
Anyone who engages in the sale of intoxicating liquor within Olmsted County is required to first obtain a license. Learn more.
Any establishment dealing with the sale or commercial use of second-hand platinum, gold, and/or silver in Olmsted County must obtain a Precious Metal Dealer License. Learn more.
Apply for a peddler's license using the form below.