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Licenses, Registrations & Permits

Business Registration

Business licenses are required for all businesses operating within the City with the exception of those that are licenses through the State of Michigan. License fees vary with the business and must be renewed every year (December 31st).

This document is available to view in PDF format.Business Registration Application
 

Garage/Estate Sale Permits

Garage/Estate Sale licenses are also required by City Ordinance and cost $10.00. All households are allowed up to two garage/estate sales per year.

This document is available to view in PDF format.Garage/Estate Sale Permit Application
 

 

Permits and Registrations that do not require Council approval are listed below:         
 
Permit / License Name     Fee(s)     Application
Block Party     FREE (with form containing residents signatures)     928-1144
General Retail     $70.00     This document is available to view in PDF format.Form
Restaurant     $150.00     This document is available to view in PDF format.Form
Gas Station w/ Convenience Store     $200.00     This document is available to view in PDF format.Form
Hotels / Motels     $250.00     This document is available to view in PDF format.Form
Banquet Halls     $200.00      This document is available to view in PDF format.Form
Amusement Distributor Fee     $150.00      
Mechanical / Amusement Device     $25.00 per Machine      
Pool Table     $10.00 per Table      
Jukebox     $10.00 per Machine      
Going Out of Business     $100.00 (with inventory list and dates of sale)      
Snow Plow     $50.00 
Valid Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration, and proof of insurance for each vehicle and liability insurance for the business.    
This document is available to view in PDF format.Form
Landscaping     $50.00
Valid Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration, and proof of insurance for each vehicle and liability insurance for the business.    
This document is available to view in PDF format.Form
Sign Hangers     $150.00 with proof of insurance     This document is available to view in PDF format.Form
Taxi Cab     $75.00 per cab with police inspection, proof of license of driver     This document is available to view in PDF format.Form
Cement/Concrete Haulers      $100.00 with proof of insurance     This document is available to view in PDF format.Form

Licenses/Permits that require Council approval are listed below:

Permit / License Name     Fee(s)     Application
Curbside pick-up     $50.00     This document is available to view in PDF format.Form
Ice Cream Vendors     $200.00 per truck (with police inspection)     This document is available to view in PDF format.Form
Door-to-Door Distribution of Flyers     $300.00     This document is available to view in PDF format.Form
Door-to-Door Solicitation     $300.00     This document is available to view in PDF format.Form