The Business License Center is responsible for protecting the safety, health and welfare of its citizens, the Detroit City Council and Mayor issue ordinances that govern the operations of businesses located within city limits. A Detroit business license is the City's "stamp of approval" that your business meets the standards established by ordinance.
State of Michigan License Requirements
Prior to receiving your Business License from the City of Detroit, you must determine if a State of Michigan License is required. Not every business in Michigan is required to be licensed by the State of Michigan. Click here
to find out if your new venture requires a state license.