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Licenses Registrations & Permits

Animal Licensing
For information regarding licensing your pets, please visit Animal Licenses.
Please click Downriver Central Animal Control or The DCAC Shelter for additional information.

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).

See table below for the correct registration form for your business.  If you have any questions as to the category contact the Clerk's office at 313 928 1144.
 
General Retail    
 
$70.00     Form
Restaurant    
 
$150.00     Form
Gas Station   $200.00     Form
Hotels / Motels    
 
$250.00     Form
Banquet Halls    
 
$200.00      Form


Production Filming Permit

Prior to any commercial film production, (e.g. a commercial, music video, movie, etc.) a Production Filming Permit will need to be required.  Listed below are the forms used in the process. They are: 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, each lasting up to 5 consecutive days.

Garage/Estate Sale Permit Application

Miscellaneous Permits

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
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.    
Form
Landscaping     $50.00
Valid Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration, and proof of insurance for each vehicle and liability insurance for the business.    
Form
Sign Hangers     $150.00 with proof of insurance     Form
Cement/Concrete Haulers      $100.00 with proof of insurance     Form
Precious Metal Dealer $50 with required form and Police approval Form


Licenses/Permits that require Council approval are listed below:

Permit / License Name     Fee(s)     Application
Curbside pick-up    
 
$50.00     Form
Door-to-Door Distribution of Flyers     $300.00     Form
Door-to-Door Solicitation     $300.00     Form
Handbill Distribution License for Allen Park Residents and Businesses $50.00 Form
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  • Form Instructions
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  • Production Filming Permit Application
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  • Appendix A - Fee Schedule
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  • Garage/Estate Sale Permit Application
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  • Snow Removal Registration Application
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  • Cement/Concrete Hauler Registration Application
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  • Curbside Pick-Up Permit Application
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  • Ice Cream Vendor Application
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  • Door-to-Door Flyer Distribution Application
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  • Door-to-Door Solicitation Application
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  • Taxi Cab License Application
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  • Precious Metals Dealer Application Fillable
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