Application For Refund of Permit, License and Certificate Fees
Request for refunds on permits, licenses, or certificates must be made within one year from the date of issuance. The turn around time to receive your refund check is approximately six to eight weeks.
The following step by step instructions are intended to assist the applicant in properly completing the "Application for Refund of Permit, License, & Certificate Fees" form. It is important that the following instructions be followed very closely to ensure that the application is approved in a timely manner. The applicant must present the following supporting documentation along with the complete application form to the
Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental (BSEE) Department Licenses and Permits, 4th Floor, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Two Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226:
(1) must have the original receipt – a copy would be made of the original receipt and the applicant will receive a copy
(2) if the refund is for a building permit, the applicant must have their yellow carbon copy receipt
(3) un-expired identification information (driver's license, state-issued non-driver photo ID or Passport)
(4) check paying applicants must bring in the front and back copy of the cleared check from their banking institution
(5) if your name is not on the case in which you are applying for the refund, the person's name that is on the case, must notify us in writing that the refund is due to you.
Note: These instructions may be printed to guide you through the process.
Click here to obtain the "Application for Refund of Permit, License, & Certificate Fees" form.Requirements:
Applicant must provide a valid U.S. driver's license, state non-driver photo identification, or passport.Step 1:
Applicant must enter the current date in MM/DD/YYYY formatStep 2:
Applicant must "Print" their full name.
Applicant must provide their complete telephone number (10 digit phone number is required
which must include the area code).
Applicant must provide their full address (Street Number and Name). Address must match the applicants address on their valid Driver's License, State of Michigan ID, or Passport.
Applicant must provide their city information. Must match the applicants city information on their valid Driver's License, State of Michigan ID, or Passport.
Applicant must provide their state information. Must be "MI" for Michigan. Must match the applicants state information on their valid Driver's License, State of Michigan ID, or Passport.
Applicant must provide valid zip code information for the business. Must match the applicants state information on their valid Driver's License, State of Michigan ID, or Passport. You must at least provide the five digit zip code (if known, enter the 9-digit zip code information; for example "48206-1234").
Applicant must provide the permit or license number or the requested refund
Applicant must provide the amount that was paid for the license or permit
Applicant must provide the date of when the permit or license was obtained
Applicant must provide what the permit was used for
Applicant must provide the address of where the work is being done
Applicant must provide a reason for the refund
Applicant must indicate if any work has been done
Applicant must sign the application. Do not print your name in this field.
The approving supervisor must indicate if the refund is approved or denied in this area
Investigator must "Print" their full name.
Investigator must sign the application. Do not print the name in this field
The amount the applicant paid for license or permit
25% shall be deducted, not to exceed $100.00 for any permit or application to cover general overhead expenses
An amount equal to 30% of the Building Permit Fee shall be deducted for all Building Permit Fee refunds to cover the expenses for zoning, structural and building plan reviews, and permit processing
An additional $105.00 shall be deducted for each inspection prior to the refund application
This is calculated by taking the Fee Paid minus the 25% Service Fee and/or minus the 30% Building Permit and/or minus the Partial Inspection Charge.
Supervisor must sign the application here. Do not print the name in this field.
Enter the date the supervisor signed