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Policy Summary

The law requires a permit for keeping of backyard bees, and establishes regulations for beekeeping.

Background Information

State Minnesota
Jurisdiction Name Minneapolis
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

Refers to protecting public health (§ 62.10).

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"This title is enacted to protect the public health and safety and to promote the general welfare of the animals residing within the City of Minneapolis by preventing cruelty, abuse, and neglect." (§ 62.10).

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 62.20

Addresses implementation?
Yes

"The permit shall specify any restrictions, limitations, conditions, or prohibitions required by MACC as necessary to safeguard public health and the general welfare." §63.100 (b). "MACC may grant a permit pursuant to this section only after the applicant has met any educational requirements as established and published by MACC and has provided evidence of notification to all immediately adjacent property owners in a format supplied by or approved by and to the satisfaction of MACC." §63.100 (c).

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Denial, suspenssion or revokation of any permit. (§ 63.100 (b)).

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Title 4 (Animal Care and Control); Chapter 63 (Licenses and Permits); 63.100 - Honeybees. History: Ord. No. 2016-009 , § 1, 2-12-16.