Groups or individuals renting a Brookview Park Pavilion who wish to serve beer or wine must purchase a special permit for $50, payable at the time the reservation is made.
To stage a block party, neighbors must present the Police Department with a petition (PDF) signed by all residents affected by the street closing at least two weeks in advance. If the petition requirement cannot be met, neighbors must obtain City Council approval for the street closing. Upon approval, City Public Works staff will deliver street barricades the last working day before the street closing. Barricades will be left with the responsible person listed on the petition, and that person is in charge of placing and removing the barricades. City crews will pick up pick up the barricades on the nearest work day following the street closing.
- Fireworks Sales - Fire Department, 763-593-8057
- Gambling - City Clerk, 763-593-8012
- Gasoline Stations - Fire Department, 763-593-8057
- HVAC Contractor - Inspections Department, 763-593-8090
- Massage Therapist - City Clerk, 763-593-8012
- New/Used Vehicle Sales - City Clerk, 763-593-8012
- Pawnbroker - City Clerk, 763-593-8012
- Precious Metals - City Clerk, 763-593-8012
- Sexually-Oriented Business - City Clerk, 763-593-8012
Anyone wishing to do door-to-door sales or fundraising must obtain the Peddlers & Solicitors License from the City, carry the license with them, and show it on request. Residents should check for the appropriate license.
Home-based businesses have special regulations. Please see City Code 113-88, Subdivision 17. Questions? Call the Planning Department at 763-593-8095.
In accordance with City Code Section 6-71, Golden Valley residents may keep up to four hen chickens on their property after obtaining a valid license from the City.
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.
When spring load restrictions are in effect on City streets, traffic on all City streets is limited to a maximum weight of 6 tons per axle. The City may issue a load limit waiver for a single trip with a maximum load of 7 tons per axle. Only one waiver will be issued per project per season. Please submit your waiver application (PDF) to the Physical Development office (7800 Golden Valley Rd) in person or email it to email@example.com. Be sure to include a sketch showing the project location and proposed haul route.
The City of Golden Valley has welcomed shared mobility providers since 2018. The City selects up totwo vendors annually to provide micromobility services in the community. Up to 200 total vehicles may be deployed. The City’s ordinance regulating micromobility operations can be found here.
To be considered for a Golden Valley Micromobility License, vendors may review the license agreement and submit an application. The license fee is a flat $250.
Applicants will be evaluated based on their alignment with the City’s strategic priorities, equity plan, Comprehensive Plan, and Bike and Pedestrian Plan, as well as their safety record and responsiveness to consumers.
For 2022, the deadline for license applications was Fri, April 1, 4:30 pm Central Time for City Council consideration at its Tue, April 19, 2022 meeting. Successful applicants then had 10 days to enter into a license agreement with the City. If the license agreement is not signed within 10 days, the approval may be revoked so other applicants may be considered. Applications received after the deadline will be considered only after applications received by the deadline have been considered, and only if a license is available. Where a license is denied, the City will provide an explanation, including the basis for the denial.
The City of Golden Valley's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is a deputy registrar office that handles registration and licensing of motor vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, and ATVs. The Department also issues fishing and hunting licenses. Staff includes a supervisor and three license clerks.
Golden Valley City ordinance requires all residential property owners who rent out their property to have a rental license. This includes single family homes, townhomes, duplexes, condominiums, and group homes.
As stated in Chapter 16, Article VI of the Golden Valley City Code, no person shall sell or offer to sell any tobacco, tobacco products, tobacco-related devices, and nicotine or lobelia delivery devices without first having obtained a license to do so from the City. License year runs Jan 1 through Dec 31.
Per City Code, the maximum number of tobacco licenses issued in Golden Valley is eight, and the City is currently at its maximum. Prospective tobacco retailers can be placed on a waiting list to be notified when licenses become available. Please contact the City Clerk at 763-512-8012 to join the waiting list.
Regulation Of Tobacco Sales
In Oct 2019, the Golden Valley City Council passed a new Tobacco Licensing and Regulations ordinance prohibiting the sale of tobacco to those under 21, the sale of flavored tobacco, including menthol, at all retailers, limits the number of tobacco licenses issued by the City at eight, and more. Read the full ordinance here.
Prior to passing the ordinance, the City researched the issue and surveyed its residents and businesses. See the full community input report here (PDF).