To open a business in the City of Detroit, determine if a Change of Use Permit is required to use the building for the intended business. Visit the Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department Zoning Counter in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Room 409 to obtain any required permits. A Certificate of Occupancy will be issued when a permit is completed.
After the building has been certified for your intended business use, you must obtain a Business License from the Business License Center in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Room 402 before opening your business. The center's phone number is (313) 224-3178.