Application Process

 Applicants must complete an application (PDF) provided by the Administrative Services office. The application must be signed.


At the time of application, the applicant must submit to the county a corporate surety bond in a sum of not less than $1000 nor more than $3000. The bond is left on file at the Administrative Services office.

Certification of Compliance - MN Workers' Compensation

This form (PDF) must accompany the application.

Minnesota License Application Form

New applicants must complete a Minnesota license applicant form (PDF) providing a state and federal tax ID number. If a previous applicant has provided this information and it is still on record, he / she does not have to complete this form.


The fee is $20. Cash, check or money order can be made payable to Crow Wing County. If all application forms are completed and the fee is received, the license will be issued within a short period of time, typically the same day.

Additional Information

Minnesota State Statutes includes a chapter for auctioneers.