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Field Investigator's Responsibility

The Business License Center has Field Investigator's who are responsible for ensuring that all new businesses that are opened in the City must obtain a Business License required by the City of Detroit Ordinance, prior to conducting, engaging in, maintaining, operating or managing a business or corporation. Business License Investigators and concerned citizens do perform spot checks in all neighborhoods and the downtown area to locate new business that were not previously there. Any person who does not obtain a City of Detroit Business License in the city is subject to fines and legal action from the department.

A separate license is required for each Detroit location.