Minnesota Statutes section 270C.72 (2004) requires the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to collect social security numbers and Minnesota Business Identification Numbers (MBIN) when it issues licenses/permits/certifications that are required to operate a business or conduct a trade, profession or occupation in Minnesota. No one will be given access to your private data except those permitted access by law (see Data Privacy below).
A person applying for a license must provide their Social Security Number.
A Social Security Number is required for an individual applicator (a person) applying for a license.
Applicators license types include:
Please note: A Social Security Number is not public data, therefore the MDA does not disclose this information.
For businesses, a Minnesota Business Identification Number (MBIN) is required, or a Social Security Number if no MBIN is available, when applying for any of the following licenses or permits issued by the MDA:
A license will not be issued without a Minnesota Business Identification Number or Social Security Number. If you have questions, please call 651-201-6615.
Workers Compensation Insurance is required when applying for any of the following licenses or permits issued by the MDA. For questions contact the Department of Labor and Industry at 651-284-5005 or 800-342-5354:
On the license application form, you will need to provide the following information:
The data that you supply on a license application form will be used to process your application. If you do not have a Minnesota Business ID you must provide us with your Social Security Number (see Minn. Stat. section 270.72). We will not grant this license without it. Your social security number is private data under Minn. Stat. Section 13.49. No one will be given access to your private data except those permitted access by law, by your written consent, by a court order or by those department employees who require access in the performance of their official duties.
While your Social Security number remains restricted private data, the license number, name, and valid dates are public information and are available on our website and to anyone who requests it.