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Commercial Licenses

Licenses are necessary for almost all commercial activity in Grand Forks. However, a city-issued business license is not needed for retail business.

Another area to make sure to check is Building Permits and Fire Code Permits, which are required for almost all construction/renovation work.

The licenses and their fees, as enumerated in the City Code, are listed below.

For more information, contact the City Clerk at (701) 746-2626 or stop by City Hall at 255 N. 4th St.


City Code 21-0106

The license fees for engaging in the various occupations and businesses hereafter set forth shall, upon the expiration of the present licenses and thereafter, be as hereinafter set forth. The license fee, except as specifically stated otherwise, shall be for the term of one (1) year, expiring on December 31 of each year.





City of Grand Forks
255 N 4th Street * Grand Forks, ND 58203 * Phone (701) 746-INFO