Minneapolis, MN asked in Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Minnesota

Q: If a city does not have specific regulations on a business, does it default to the county regulations?

My city does not regulate bowling alleys under their ordinances, but the county does. Does that mean that the county regulations apply to bowling alleys within my city, or that no regulations apply?

EDIT: My city is Inver Grove Heights, MN and the county is Dakota. The county regulations mention requiring a license fee, but the city has no regulations and no fee. I am curious which would apply.

1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Kane
Robert Kane
  • Municipal Law Lawyer
  • Eagan, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: State and federal rules and regulations apply to businesses, including bowling alleys. Then counties and cities may pass their own laws as long as they don't conflict with the State or Federal rules and regulations. There are no bowling alleys that are open for business that are unregulated. Without knowing your specific situation. I don't have any idea what laws may be applicable.

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