Due to the heat indexes that will continue to rise throughout the summer, garbage pickup will begin at 6 am instead of 7 am each week. Please make adjustments as necessary for your weekly pickup. The City of Luverne will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th in observance of Independance Day.

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The City of Luverne requires each person, firm, corporation or other business entity to obtain a business license prior to conducting business in the City of Luverne, or its police jurisdiction. The license year is January 1 through December 31. Business license renewals are due in January and delinquent after February 14th each year. Proof of State Certification is required for certain classifications.

The cost of a business license varies based on the type of business and/or trade. For more information on Business Licenses, please contact City Hall at (334) 335-3741 or email us at



Things requiring a building permit: 

  • All new construction
  • Additions to existing structures
  • Mobile home placement
  • Accessory structures (this includes but is not limited to: detached garages, carports, storage buildings, swimming pools, etc.)
  • Major interior alterations (excluding painting, floor covering, cabinet replacement)
  • Demolition of structures

All contractors and sub-contractors on residential/commercial projects must be licensed by the City of Luverne. YOU MUST HAVE A STATE GENERAL CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE FOR ELECTRICL, PLUMBING, AND AC/HEATING TO GET A CITY BUSINESS LICENSE.

NOTE: No building shall be erected, reconstructed, or altered unless a permit has been approved or issued.


The City of Luverne requires a yard sale permit in the corporate limits of the City.

To obtain a yard sale permit, come by City Hall located at 22 E. 5th Street.


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