Regulated Gatherings

Per Kanabec County Ordinance #16; Kanabec County requires a license to conduct an exhibition, show or assemblage with an expected duration of four (4) hours or more, has an admission charge and can reasonably be expected to cause an assembly of one thousand (1000) or more people.

This ordinance, however, does not apply to any stadium, auditorium, or permanent building of worship which has the capacity to hold within its confines, the maximum assemblage which can reasonably be expected to attend any one event or service. This ordinance does not apply to government sponsored fairs held on regularly established fair grounds.

How to Apply
You must complete the Regulated Gatherings Application, Minnesota License Applicant Information Form, and Certification of Compliance with MN Workers' Compensation Law and return them to the Kanabec County Auditor's Office, along with any other supporting documentation and the required fee.

The application must be submitted at least sixty (60) days in advance of commencement of the show or exhibition. The County Board shall act on the application no later than thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled event.

The applicant must also provide sufficient surety to indemnify and hold harmless the County of Kanabec, or any of its agents, officers, servants and employees from any liability or causes of action which might arise by reason of granting this license, payment of employees, or services rendered by the granting authority and from any cost incurred in cleaning up any waste material produced or left by the people in attendance at said show or exhibition.


  • The license fee is $50.00
  • We accept cash, check or money order
  • Checks are made payable to Kanabec County