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Flooding Update for Highway 41 in Chaska 

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Highway 41 will close between Highway 169 and Chaska Boulevard at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, due to the rising water levels of the Minnesota River. Highway 41 will remain closed until the water recedes and any damage to the road can be repaired. Motorists can expect additional traffic on the Highway 101 river crossing in Shakopee.

Licenses & Permits

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The City of Shakopee issues many different types of permits and licenses. While many can be purchased online, some require in-person application. Select your permit type for more information.

Pawnbrokers, Precious Metal Dealers and Secondhand Dealers

  • Departments:City Clerk
  • Divisions:Business Licenses
  • Phone:952-233-9300
  • Fax:952-233-3801
  • APPLY IN PERSON @City Hall, 485 Gorman St.

Applicants are asked to schedule an appointment with the City Clerk's Office prior to bringing in a business license application. Call 952-233-9300 and ask for Heidi or Lori to set up an appointment.

To protect consumers against the transfer of stolen property, the city licenses pawnbrokers, precious metal dealers and secondhand dealers to ensure compliance with the city and state’s regulations for record keeping and surveillance monitoring. For more information, see City Code 113.

Businesses and employees must be licensed with the city. Licenses must be renewed annually by Jan. 1.

How to obtain a license

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Driver's Licenses

The Scott County Customer Service Center, located at 400 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee, provides driver’s license application and renewal, motor vehicle plates and title transactions, passport applications and renewal.

Business Licensing or Regulation

Currently the city does not license or regulate most businesses. For state or county licensing, contact the Minnesota Small Business Assistance Office at 651-556-8425.

Food and Health Licenses

If an individual business involves working with food, or if interested in obtaining a caterer's license, contact the Minnesota Department of Health.

Charitable Gambling Licenses

Contact the Gambling Control Board at 651-639-4072 for information.