Planning / Community Development

Business Registration Certificate

A Business Registration Certificate (BRC) is meant to provide information to the City when a new business moves in or relocates. A BRC is a tool for the City to get a better handle on the types of businesses coming to town prior to them moving in and allows a dialog with the business and the City early in the process, which is important especially since the City has adopted Code 1306 which may require some of these uses to sprinkle the building.

The BRC would give the Fire Department, Building Inspector and City Planner (and any other staff) ability to review a business before they move in and walk them through any city process that may be necessary. The BRC also provides general contact information, emergency contact information, key holder information and hazardous materials to be on file with the Fire and Police Department, in which we normally wouldn’t have. The goal is to have all businesses registered within the City. Once a BRC is filed, per the owner’s permission, the business will be listed on the City’s Webpage under business listings, which is something new to promote local businesses.

Download the Business Registration Form and submit it to City Hall by mail or in person, there is a $5 one-time fee for the BRC. The fee is for database and webpage maintenance. Contact the Planning Department with any questions.



2030 Vision

Rogers is on the rise as a thriving and growing regional hub that takes advantage of its unique location at the edge of the Twin Cities metropolitan region, within the Interstate 94 growth corridor between the Twin Cities and St. Cloud, and on the main routes to northern Minnesota recreational lake destinations. Rogers is the main commercial, industrial and travel hub in northwestern Hennepin County. In step with continuing regional growth and expansion of the regional roadway and transit systems, Rogers is committed to growing as a regional center for industries, retail businesses and jobs.  As a local community, Rogers is a well-balanced, full service city that meets citizens desires for living, working, shopping and playing. The community takes great pride in its small town atmosphere of strong neighborhoods, local schools, community churches and organizations, excellent public services, and a traditional downtown. To ensure that Rogers has a unique community identity long into the future, Rogers keeps its eye on preserving its small town character and enhancing its original downtown area.  To balance the community's local and regional functions, the community will diligently plan for improving transportation accessibility within Rogers. Rogers views its continuing growth and change as opportunities to create an even better local community for citizens.
As the city grows, particularly with the annexation of Hassan Township, Rogers values and is focused on maintaining its identity as a city at the urban/rural edge of the Twin Cities metro area. The city is virtually surrounded by natural areas, including the Crow River, Fox Creek and Rush Creek, lakes to the east and west, two regional park reserves, and the rural countryside. Through strategic planning of growth areas and the parks, open space and trail system, the city is commited to preserving the unique sense of place and livability of the community