Wine - On Sale (Temporary) License


A club or charitable, religious or other non-profit organization in existence for at least three years, or a political committee registered with the State of Minnesota, may obtain an on-sale license to sell wine and strong beer not exceeding 14% alcohol by volume for consumption on the licensed premises only. If you have questions, contact DSI at 651-266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 409 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information regarding Wine On Sale (Temporary) Licenses.

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:

  • Class T City License Application
  • State of Minnesota Temporary License Application
  • Proof of non-profit status in existence for a minimum of three years
  • A letter of intent for requesting the temporary license (including the nature of the event, whether it is public or private, address of the event, date and hours during which liquor will be sold / served, and the proposed use and disbursement of profits from the sales)
  • A letter of consent from owner lawfully responsible for premise for which license is requested
  • A Liquor Liability Certificate of Insurance (including the corporate name, DBA, event address, policy number, dates of liquor coverage) or a signed affidavit establishing that the licensee is the holder of temporary wine licenses issued under law
  • Required fee
  • All groups serving alcohol must complete Alcohol Awareness training once in a 12-month period. Contact Steve Trimble at the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association at 651-772-0910 to set up training in advance of your event.


This license requires inspection approval from Minnesota Department of Health 651-201-4500 and Licensing 651-266-8989.


The fee for a Wine On Sale (Temporary) License $54.00 per day of each event. The fee for Alcohol Awareness Training is $26.00 per year.


A Wine On Sale (Temporary) License is valid only during the date(s) of the specific event.