The Licenses and Permits Division is responsible for issuance of trade licenses, building licenses and permits for construction activities, management of the insurance escrow and utility escrow funds and acceptance of payment for Department services. This division is responsible for all accounts receivable functions for the Department, which comprises billing, collection and accounting for funds associated with department operations.

Licenses & Permits Ordinances
Ordinance No. 483-H, Chapter 39, Article 1, of the City of Detroit, Section 39-1-90.7

Code Books
Code Books can be purchased at the Licenses & Permits Cashier station. Call (313) 224-3169 to check availability.


2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 402
Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: 313.224.3170 or 313.224.3171
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
             Monday - Friday

Manager: Franklin Njubigbo
Phone: 313-224-3166