Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Licensing Division


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Contact Information

Physical address:
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing -Licensing Division
2501 Woodlake Circle
Okemos, MI 48864

Mailing address:
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Licensing Division
PO Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517-241-9221

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: bcslic@michigan.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Licensing Division in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Companies acting as employment agencies in Michigan must obtain the following licenses before offering employment services. Applications usually require proof of incorporation or a certificate of authority.

Michigan Employment Agency License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Licensing Division
Fact Checked:3/12/18

Initial Registration

This section applies to firms that are applying for a license in Michigan for the first time.

Form:

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72602_72731_72870---,00.html

Agency Fee:

$350

Notes:

Michigan offers two types of agency licenses: Type A and Type B.

Fact Checked:12/7/16

Registration Renewal

This section applies to firms that are already licensed in Michigan and need to renew their license.

Form:

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72602_72731_72870---,00.html

Agency Fee:

$350

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:12/7/16

Michigan Private Investigation Agency License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Licensing Division
Bond Requirements:

$10,000

Fact Checked:11/14/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Investigator License Application

Agency Fee:

$750

Fact Checked:11/8/17

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Triennially from the date issued.

Notes:

Renewal forms are provided by the board.

Fact Checked:11/8/17

Michigan Private Investigator License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Licensing Division
Bond Requirements:

$10,000

Fact Checked:11/14/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Investigator License Application

Agency Fee:

$750

Fact Checked:11/8/17

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Triennially from the date issued.

Notes:

Renewal forms are provided by the board.

Fact Checked:11/8/17

Michigan Professional Employer Organization License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Licensing Division
Law:

MCL 338.3727

Financial Requirements:

A minimum of $100,000 in working capital, as defined by generally accepted accounting principles

Bond Requirements:

If the PEO does not meet working capital requirements, they must submit a bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or securities with a minimum market value of $100,000.

Fact Checked:6/8/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Form PEO-10: Professional Employer Organization License Application

Agency Fee:

Depends on when you apply: $3,171 from May 1st to November 30th, $2,753 from December 1st to February 28th, and $2,335 from March 1st to April 30th.

Required Attachments:
  • Other names under which the PEO conducts business
  • The address of each office maintained in Michigan
  • A list by jurisdiction of each name under which the PEO has operated in the preceding 5 years, including any alternative names, names of predecessors, and, if known, successor business entities
  • A statement of management that includes the name and evidence of the business experience of any individual who serves as president or chief executive officer or otherwise has the authority to act as senior executive officer of the PEO
  • A financial statement describing the financial condition of the PEO prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and audited by an independent certified public accountant
  • A financial audit of the applicant. At the time of application for an initial license, the applicant shall submit its most recent audit, which may not be older than 13 months
  • Evidence of one of the following:
    • A minimum of $100,000.00 in working capital, as defined by generally accepted accounting principles; or
    • If the PEO or PEO Group cannot document the required financial statement and audit information, a minimum $100,000 in working capital, a bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or securities with a value of $100,000 plus any deficit in capital is required
Fact Checked:6/8/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form PEO-10: Professional Employer Organization License Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$3,171

Due:

Annually by August 31.

Required Attachments:
  • Submit changes to any of the information provided on the previous application
  • The most recent financial audit of the applicant
Fact Checked:6/8/21

Michigan Talent Agency License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Licensing Division
Notes:

Michigan does not have a separate talent agency license, but an employment agency license may be required.

Fact Checked:4/3/18

Initial Registration

Form:

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72602_72731_72870---,00.html

Agency Fee:

$350

Fact Checked:12/7/16

Registration Renewal

Form:

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72602_72731_72870---,00.html

Agency Fee:

$350

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:12/7/16

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