Food, Beverage, and Lodging Fees and Definitions

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2024 Fees and Definitions

Type of EstablishmentFeeDefinition
Food Establishment (Full Service)> 18 employees fee is $1005
≤ 18 employees fee is $775
An establishment that stores, prepares packages, serves, vends, or otherwise provides food and/or beverage for human consumption.
Additional Facility - Bar$198 eachA location within a Food Establishment, other than the primary food preparation and service area, which is used to prepare or serve food or beverages to the public including but not limited to bar facilities in a Food Establishment, additional kitchen areas or an outdoor bar.
Additional Facility - Kitchen$234 eachA location within a Food Establishment, other than the primary food preparation and service area, which is used to prepare or serve food or beverages to the public including but not limited to bar facilities in a Food Establishment, additional kitchen areas or an outdoor bar.
Deli / Fast Food / Coffee Shop> 18 employees fee is $921
≤ 18 employees fee is $702
A food establishment in which the patron orders and receives the food at a counter; or provides its food via delivery or take-out only, such as pizza.
Caterer / Commissary> 18 employees fee is $1005
≤ 18 employees fee is $775
A caterer prepares, transports, or serves food to a location other than the Commissary for immediate consumption. A commissary is a food establishment where food, containers, or supplies are kept, handled, prepared, packaged, and stored.
Catering Food Vehicle
(maximum of five)
$96 each
$477 maximum
Any food vehicle used only to transport any food, other than pizza, from its point of preparation to a point where the food is served to the consumer.
Seasonal Food Establishment> 18 employees fee is $650
≤ 18 employees fee is $586
A food establishment which is closed five (5) consecutive months of the year or more.
Seasonal Concession Stand (limited)$462A food establishment which is closed five (5) consecutive months of the year or more. The Seasonal Food Concession Stand serves a limited menu, provides pre-cooked food products only (no raw meat on site), and does very limited food preparation on site (no vegetable cutting or washing). Complex items that require cooling or multiple preparation steps are not allowed.
Seasonal Temporary Food Stand$161A food establishment that is disassembled and moved from location to location, remaining no more than twenty-one (21) consecutive days in one place.
Mobile Food Unit$161A food establishment that is a vehicle-mounted unit either motorized or trailered, operating no more than twenty-one (21) consecutive days annually at any one (1) place.
Food Cart$161A non-motorized vehicle self-propelled by the operator. Food Cart shall be synonymous with "Push Cart."
Limited Food Establishment$445A food establishment that provides one or more of the following:
  1. prepackaged food that receives heat treatment and is served in the package;
  2. frozen pizza that is heated and served;
  3. a continental breakfast such as rolls, coffee, juice, milk and cold cereal;
  4. any beverage such as soft drinks, coffee, alcoholic or nonalcoholic drinks; or
  5. cleaning for eating, drinking, or cooking utensils when the only food served is prepared off site
  6. primarily provides beverages that consist of combining dry mixes and water or ice for immediate service to the consumer. Must use equipment and utensils that are nontoxic, durable, and retain their characteristic qualities under normal use conditions and may request a variance for plumbing requirements from the commissioner.
Congregate Dining$445Any place where food has been delivered from a separate licensed Commissary and then reheated for immediate service.
School Food Service(High Risk) $691
(Medium Risk) $575
(Low Risk) $342
A full kitchen and/or commissary. 
The majority of foods are prepared off-site but provides limited food prep such as grilled foods or salad bar.
All food prepared off-site; serving kitchen or satellite facilities only.
School Food Service Concession(1 school) $50
(2-10 schools) $101
(more than 11 schools) $162

Bed and Breakfast$480A private home where sleeping accommodations are offered for one or more nights for transient use to no more than ten (10) persons and includes a single meal per day served on the premises.
Board and Lodging$480Building, structure or enclosure, or any part thereof, used, as maintained as, or advertised as, or held out to be an enclosure where meals are furnished to five (5) or more regular boarders, whether with or without sleeping accommodations, for periods or one (1) week or more.
Board$361A food and beverage service establishment where food or beverages, or both, are furnished to five or more regular boarders, whether with or without sleeping accommodations, for periods of one week or more.
Motel / Hotel Lodging$208, plus $8.26 per roomAny building, structure or enclosure, or any part thereof, kept, used as, maintained as, advertises as, or held out to the public to be an enclosure where sleeping accommodations are furnished to the public and furnishing accommodation for periods of less than one (1) week.
Lodging$208, plus $8.26 per roomA place where sleeping accommodations are furnished to the public as regular roomers, for periods of one week or more, and having five or more beds to let to the public.
Public Swimming Facility - Pool$441 for first pool
$279 for each additional pool
A structure, chamber, or tank containing an artificial body of water for swimming, diving, relaxation, or recreational use including special purpose pools, wading pools, and spa pools.
Public Swimming Facility - Whirlpool / Spa$368 for first pool
$239 for each additional spa
A structure, chamber, or tank containing an artificial body of water for swimming, diving, relaxation, or recreational use including special purpose pools, wading pools, and spa pools.
Manufactured Home Park (MHP)
Recreational Camping Area (RCA)
MHP: $157 base fee, plus $9.13 per site (Class/Category A) or $7.86 per site (Class/Category B).

RCA: $161 base fee, plus $9.13 per site (Class/Category A) or $7.86 per site (Class/Category B)
Class/Category A 
A MHP or RCA that meets one or more of the following: 
  1. A public pool.
  2. Draws its drinking water from a surface water supply.
  3. Has fifty (50) or more sites.
Class/Category B 
A MHP or RCA that is not a class/category A.
MHP / RCA Retail Food$117A grocery or convenience store located at a MHP or RCA.
Youth Camp(0 - 99 campers) $217
(100 - 200 campers) $339
(201 or more campers) $462
A camp established and maintained where both food and beverage service and lodging facilities are provided for ten (10) or more minors and is operated continuously for a period of five (5) days or more each year for educational, recreational, or vacation purposes.
Special Event Recreational Camping Area$182A recreational camping area which operates no more than two (2) times annually for no more than fourteen (14) consecutive days.
Private Well Water Test$116 base, plus $59 for each additional wellWater sample at a licensed establishment utilizing a private water supply.
Water Test Repeat or Quarterly Samples$79 per visit
Sanitary Survey$59 base, plus $36 for each additional wellAn on-site water safety inspection of the adequacy of the water source, facilities, equipment, operation, and maintenance of a public water system at a licensed establishment.
Day Care Center with Food Prep$650Any child-care facility which meets the requirements for licensing by the Minnesota Department of Human Services under Minnesota Rules Chapter 9503 which provides care of six or more children for periods of more than 3 hours but less than 24 hours. The term includes, but is not limited to, nursery schools, hospital centers, after school programs, and child day care centers. 
Day Care Center with Food Prep: A day care facility where food is prepared and served on-site.
Day Care Center with Limited Food Prep$397Day Care Limited - A daycare facility where food preparation is limited to snacks or catered foods only. On-site preparation of potentially hazardous foods as defined in the Minnesota Food Code (4626.0020 subp 62) is not permitted Snacks are foods that require limited, on-site food handling or service including, but not limited to, fruits, cereals, prepackaged bakery products, candy and chips. Catered foods must not require additional preparation or heating at the day care center.