Auctioneer's License

Auctioneers Must be Licensed

Minnesota Statute 330 requires that:

  • Auctioneers who reside in Minnesota must be licensed in their county of residence.
  • Out-of-state auctioneers, in Minnesota for an auction, need to apply for an Auctioneer License three weeks in advance with bond, application, Irrevocable Consent, copy of home state's license and auctioneer statute. Minnesota must verify reciprocity before Anoka County can issue a license to an out-of-state auctioneer. 

How To Obtain

Resident Auctioneers

  • Fill out the Auctioneer License application form (PDF) and the Certification of Compliance form (PDF).
  • The application form must also be signed by a Notary Public (it can be notarized at the Government Center Vital Records Office).
  • Submit the forms with required fee to the Government Center Vital Records Office (in person or by mail)
  • This license cannot be obtained at Anoka County License Centers.
  • A surety bond is required in the amount of $1,000 - $3000, designating Anoka County on the line that reads "bound onto _______." (Obligee)

Out-of-State Auctioneers

Fill out the

Required Forms

Out-of-state auctioneers must also submit:

  • Irrevocable Consent to Service of Process form
  • Copy of home state's auctioneer license
  • Copy of auctioneer statute from home state.

Required Identification

  • Notarization requires a Driver's License or State Identification Card.

Required Fees

  • The license fee is $20