Transient Merchant License

Anyone who engages in any temporary or transient business, locally or traveling place to place, within Sibley County is required to obtain a Transient Merchant License.

The term "transient merchant" does not include a seller or exhibitor in a firearms collector show involving two or more sellers or exhibitors.

The license is valid at one sale location only and not valid for more than one person, unless that person is a member of a co-partnership. The license is only valid in Sibley County.

Fees: $150

Applications:

Transient Merchant Application
Appointment of County Auditor as Agent
Application to Fix Bond for Transient Merchant License

Certificate of Compliance MN Worker's Compensation Law

Requirements:

A surety bond in a sum of not less than $1,000 or more than $3,000, submitted to the Sibley County Treasurer.

AND

Itemized list of merchandise to be offered for sale, listing a description of each item, serial number (as applicable), actual cost, and designation by number corresponding with a number to be affixed to each items by a tag (kept fastened to item at all times until sale).

AND

A copy of the seller's permit as issued under Minnesota Statute 297A.83 or written statement from applicant stating that applicant is not offering for sale any item that is taxable under Chapter 297A.

Apply by Mail:

Complete and send applications, bond certificate, and applicable fees to:

Sibley County Treasurer's Office
Attn: Transient Merchant License
400 Court Ave PO Box 51

Gaylord, MN 55334

Checks payable to: Sibley County Treasurer

For more information please refer to Minnesota Statute 329 and Minnesota Statute 297A.83.