About the Mailing List Service

Minnesota law requires that names and addresses of individuals or organizations licensed by the State of Minnesota be made available to the public.  Since 1982, selected mailing lists have been sold by Minnesota's Bookstore (part of the State of Minnesota Department of Administration) through the state's Mailing List Service.  Lists are purchased by individuals and companies from across the country.

Because most purchasers of these mailing lists use the information to generate income for themselves or their businesses, the philosophy within the Department of Administration is that these lists should be sold at market value.  In this way, the cost of providing the information is passed on to users of the data, not to State of Minnesota taxpayers.  Lists are typically purchased to:

  • provide information about continuing education
  • introduce new products
  • market new services
  • recruit new employees
  • solicit charitable contributions
  • conduct research

Funds generated from the sale of mailing lists are used to help operate Minnesota's Bookstore.  Minnesota's Bookstore receives no legislative appropriation and operates as a business in a government setting, generating income through the sale of publications, mailing lists, and other products available to the general public.

For individuals who do not wish to have their names included in a mailing list sold for commercial

purposes, the Mailing List Service provides an opportunity for names to be removed.  Please contact us for more information about this service.

If you have further questions regarding the sale of mailing lists, please do not hesitate to call 651.296.0930 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 711. 

Available lists include:

Abstracting Companies
Accounting Firms
Ambulance Services
Athletic Trainers
Barber Apprentices
Barber Shops
Beauty Salons
Boat (Master)
Boiler Engineers
Building Contractors
Building Officials
Charitable Gambling Organizations
Charitable Gambling Sites
Collection Agencies
Consumer Credit Companies
Controlled Substance Researchers
Credit Unions
Credit Service Organizations
Currency Exchange Companies
Day Care Centers
Day Care, In-Home
Debt Collectors
Dental Assistants
Dental Hygienists
Drug Manufacturers
Drug Wholesalers
Electricians/Electrical Contractors
Fire Departments
Food Managers
Health Care Facilities
High Pressure Pipe Fitter
Insurance Adjusters
Insurance Agencies
Insurance Agents
Insurance Agent Appointments by Agent
Insurance Agent Appointments by Company
Insurance Companies
Interior Designers
Land Surveyors
Landscape Architects
Liquor Establishments
Lottery Retailers
Medical Clinics & Corporations
Medical Gas Distributors
Mortgage Originators & Servicers (companies)
Natural Resources Commercial License Lists (multiple categories available – see catalog for full list)
Nurses – Licensed Practical
Nurses – Registered
Nurses – School (included with Teachers)
Nursing Assistants
Nursing Homes
Pharmacy Interns
Pharmacy Technicians
Physical Therapists & Assistants
Physician Assistants
Real Estate Agents
Real Estate Agents by Company
Real Estate Appraisers
Real Estate Companies
Residential Contractors
Respiratory Therapists
Schools, Private K-12
Schools, Public K-12
School Districts
Securities – Broker Dealers and Investment Advisors (companies)
Soil Scientists
Social Workers at Schools (see Teachers)
Third Party Administrators
Water Conditioning Installers