This registration is for individuals only (including sole-proprietorships). Businesses such as firms, partnerships, corporations, societies, associations, and companies may not be registered as a cottage food producer.
The passage of the Cottage Food Law in Minnesota has changed sections of current legislation under MS 28A.15, specifically, subdivisions 9 and 10. This new law affects all persons selling food formerly under 28A.15 subdivisions 9 and 10, and persons starting business on or after July 1, 2015.
The changes are as follows:
Please be aware that these sales are subject to income tax and may be subject to sales tax. Contact the Minnesota Department of Revenue for more information at 651-556-3000.
Complete the training for Cottage Food Producer Registration (PDF: 934 KB / 68 pages) online for gross annual food sales of $0-5000.
Complete an in person, advanced training offered by the University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety Program for gross annual food sales of $5001-18000.
Based on the training, determine if you are eligible to register for this license exemption.
After completing the training fill out the Cottage Food Producer Registration form (PDF: 73 KB / 2 pages) or you can request a paper copy of the form by contacting our main office at 651-201-6027.
Send in the registration form with the fee if required.
MDA will send you a registration card in the mail that will contain a unique registration number.
You will be registered once your complete information has been received by the MDA.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, firstname.lastname@example.org