City Solid Waste Management

Information Memo

Outlines requirements to regulate the collection and disposal of solid waste and the roles of state and county oversight.

Published Aug 3, 2023.

Firearm Regulation and Cities

Information Memo

Understand how state laws affect a city’s ability to prohibit guns on city property.

Published Jul 27, 2023.

Operating a Municipal Liquor Store

Information Memo

Understand the city’s role in operating a municipal liquor store.

Published Jul 19, 2023.

Adult-Use Cannabis: What Cities Need to Know

Get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) on what cities need to know regarding Minnesota's new law on adult-use cannabis.

Published Jun 12, 2023.

Drones: Municipal Use and Regulation

Information Memo

Outlines legal developments surrounding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones.

Published May 15, 2023.

Dangerous Properties

Information Memo

Learn about the tools available to cities under state law to remedy unhealthy and dangerous properties.

Published May 15, 2023.

Animal Regulation in Cities

Information Memo

Describes how cities may control pets, farm animals, exotic animals, and newly popular hobbies of keeping bees or chickens.

Published Dec 12, 2022.

Regulating Peddlers, Solicitors and Transient Merchants

Information Memo

Describes possible ways cities can regulate peddlers, solicitors, and transient merchants.

Published Oct 14, 2022.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 10: City Licensing

Handbook Chapter

Understand the basic concepts in licensing such as city authority, constitutional issues, preemption and limitation and fees.

Published Jul 26, 2022.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 11: City Regulatory Functions

Handbook Chapter

City authority to regulate various activities city comes from state law. Learn about activities cities most commonly regulate and license.

Published Jun 7, 2022.