Michigan Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide.

Did you know the rules to create and run a compliant LLC, corporation, nonprofit, or other entity are different in every state? We are specialists in business filings and licensing, including in Michigan.

Michigan State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Michigan that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Attorney General - Charitable Trust Section
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Department of Insurance and Financial Services
  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Corporations Division
  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Licensing Division
  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Public Service Commission
  • Department of State - Office of the Great Seal
  • Department of Treasury
  • Liquor Control Commission
  • State Board of Accountancy

Michigan Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Michigan that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Alcona County
  • Alger County
  • Allegan County
  • Alpena County
  • Antrim County
  • Arenac County
  • Baraga County
  • Barry County
  • Bay County
  • Benzie County
  • Berrien County
  • Branch County
  • Calhoun County
  • Cass County
  • Charlevoix County
  • Cheboygan County
  • Chippewa County
  • Clare County
  • Clinton County
  • Crawford County
  • Delta County
  • Dickinson County
  • Eaton County
  • Emmet County
  • Genesee County
  • Gladwin County
  • Gogebic County
  • Grand Traverse County
  • Gratiot County
  • Hillsdale County
  • Houghton County
  • Huron County
  • Ingham County
  • Ionia County
  • Iosco County
  • Iron County
  • Isabella County
  • Jackson County
  • Kalamazoo County
  • Kalkaska County
  • Kent County
  • Keweenaw County
  • Lake County
  • Lapeer County
  • Leelanau County
  • Lenawee County
  • Livingston County
  • Luce County
  • Mackinac County
  • Macomb County
  • Manistee County
  • Marquette County
  • Mason County
  • Mecosta County
  • Midland County
  • Missaukee County
  • Monroe County
  • Montcalm County
  • Montmorency County
  • Muskegon County
  • Newaygo County
  • Oakland County
  • Oceana County
  • Ogemaw County
  • Ontonagon County
  • Osceola County
  • Oscoda County
  • Otsego County
  • Ottawa County
  • Presque Isle County
  • Roscommon County
  • Saginaw County
  • Sanilac County
  • Schoolcraft County
  • Shiawassee County
  • St. Clair County
  • St. Joseph County
  • Tuscola County
  • Van Buren County
  • Washtenaw County
  • Wayne County
  • Wexford County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Ada Township
  • Addison
  • Adrian
  • Alanson
  • Alba
  • Albion
  • Alger
  • Algonac
  • Allegan
  • Allen Park
  • Allendale
  • Allendale Charter Township
  • Alma
  • Almont
  • Alpena
  • Alto
  • Ann Arbor
  • Ann Arbor charter Township
  • Applegate
  • Armada
  • Ashley
  • Atlanta
  • Au Gres
  • Auburn
  • Auburn Hills
  • Augusta
  • Augusta charter Township
  • Avoca
  • Azalia
  • Bad Axe
  • Baldwin
  • Bangor
  • Baraga
  • Baroda
  • Barton City
  • Bath Township
  • Battle Creek
  • Bay City
  • Bay Shore
  • Bear Lake
  • Beaver Island
  • Beaverton
  • Beechwood
  • Belding
  • Bellaire
  • Belleville
  • Belmont
  • Bentley
  • Benton Harbor
  • Benzonia
  • Bergland
  • Berkley
  • Berrien Springs
  • Beulah
  • Beverly Hills
  • Big Rapids
  • Birch Run
  • Birmingham
  • Blackman
  • Blanchard
  • Blissfield
  • Bloomfield Hills
  • Bloomfield Township
  • Bloomingdale
  • Boyne City
  • Boyne Falls
  • Brandon Township
  • Breckenridge
  • Brethren
  • Bridgeport
  • Bridgeport charter Township
  • Bridgewater
  • Bridgman
  • Brighton
  • Briley
  • Brimley
  • Britton
  • Bronson
  • Brooklyn
  • Brown City
  • Brownstown Charter Township
  • Buchanan
  • Buena Vista charter Township
  • Burlington
  • Burnips
  • Burr Oak
  • Burton
  • Byron
  • Byron Center
  • Cadillac
  • Caledonia
  • Calumet
  • Camden
  • Canton
  • Capac
  • Carleton
  • Carney
  • Caro
  • Carson City
  • Carsonville
  • Caseville
  • Cass City
  • Cassopolis
  • Cedar Springs
  • Cedarville
  • Center Line
  • Central Lake
  • Centreville
  • Charlevoix
  • Charlotte
  • Charter Township of Clinton
  • Chatham
  • Cheboygan
  • Chelsea
  • Chesaning
  • Clare
  • Clarkston
  • Clarksville
  • Clawson
  • Clifford
  • Climax
  • Clinton
  • Clio
  • Coldwater
  • Coleman
  • Coloma
  • Coloma charter Township
  • Colon
  • Columbiaville
  • Commerce charter Township
  • Comstock Park
  • Comstock Township
  • Concord
  • Conklin
  • Constantine
  • Coopersville
  • Copper Harbor
  • Cornell
  • Corunna
  • Covert
  • Croswell
  • Crystal
  • Crystal Falls
  • Custer
  • Dansville
  • Davisburg
  • Davison
  • Dearborn
  • Dearborn Heights
  • Decatur
  • Deckerville
  • Deerfield
  • Delhi charter Township
  • Delta charter Township
  • Delton
  • Denton Township
  • Detroit
  • DeWitt
  • DeWitt Township
  • Dexter
  • Dimondale
  • Dollar Bay
  • Dorr
  • Douglas
  • Dowagiac
  • Drayton Plains
  • Dryden
  • Dundee
  • Durand
  • East China
  • East Grand Rapids
  • East Jordan
  • East Lansing
  • East Tawas
  • Eastpointe
  • Eaton Rapids
  • Eau Claire
  • Ecorse
  • Edmore
  • Edwardsburg
  • Egelston Township
  • Elk Rapids
  • Ellsworth
  • Elsie
  • Emmett
  • Emmett charter Township
  • Erie
  • Escanaba
  • Essexville
  • Evart
  • Fair Plain
  • Fairview
  • Farmington
  • Farmington Hills
  • Fennville
  • Fenton
  • Fenton Township
  • Ferndale
  • Ferrysburg
  • Fife Lake
  • Flat Rock
  • Flint
  • Flint Township
  • Flushing
  • Flushing Township
  • Forest Hills
  • Fort Gratiot Township
  • Foster City
  • Fowler
  • Fowlerville
  • Frankenmuth
  • Frankfort
  • Franklin
  • Fraser
  • Freeland
  • Freeport
  • Fremont
  • Frenchtown Charter Township
  • Fruitport
  • Fruitport Charter Township
  • Gaines Township
  • Galesburg
  • Garden City
  • Garfield Township
  • Gaylord
  • Genesee charter Township
  • Georgetown Township
  • Gladstone
  • Gladwin
  • Glen Arbor
  • Gobles
  • Goodells
  • Goodrich
  • Grand Blanc
  • Grand Blanc Township
  • Grand Haven
  • Grand Junction
  • Grand Ledge
  • Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids charter Township
  • Grandville
  • Grant
  • Grass Lake
  • Grass Lake charter Township
  • Grawn
  • Grayling
  • Greenbush
  • Greenville
  • Grosse Ile Township
  • Grosse Pointe
  • Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Grosse Pointe Park
  • Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Gwinn
  • Hale
  • Hamburg
  • Hamilton
  • Hamtramck
  • Hancock
  • Hanover
  • Harbor Beach
  • Harbor Springs
  • Harper Woods
  • Harrison
  • Harrison charter Township
  • Harrisville
  • Harsens Island
  • Hart
  • Hartford
  • Hartland
  • Haslett
  • Hastings
  • Hazel Park
  • Hemlock
  • Henderson
  • Hesperia
  • Hickory Corners
  • Highland charter Township
  • Highland Park
  • Hillsdale
  • Holland
  • Holly
  • Holt
  • Holton
  • Homer
  • Hopkins
  • Horton
  • Houghton
  • Houghton Lake
  • Howard City
  • Howell
  • Hudson
  • Hudsonville
  • Huntington Woods
  • Huron charter Township
  • Ida
  • Imlay City
  • Independence charter Township
  • Indian River
  • Inkster
  • Interlochen
  • Ionia
  • Iron Mountain
  • Iron River
  • Ironwood
  • Ishpeming
  • Ithaca
  • Jackson
  • Jamestown
  • Jeddo
  • Jenison
  • Johannesburg
  • Jones
  • Jonesville
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kalkaska
  • Kawkawlin
  • Keego Harbor
  • Kent City
  • Kentwood
  • Kinde
  • Kingsford
  • Kingsley
  • Kingston
  • L'Anse
  • Laingsburg
  • Lake City
  • Lake Linden
  • Lake Odessa
  • Lake Orion
  • Lakeview
  • Lakeville
  • Lambertville
  • Lansing
  • Lapeer
  • Lawrence
  • Lawton
  • Le Roy
  • Leland
  • Leonard
  • Leoni Township
  • Leonidas
  • Leslie
  • Lewiston
  • Lexington
  • Lincoln
  • Lincoln Park
  • Linden
  • Linwood
  • Litchfield
  • Livonia
  • Lowell
  • Lowell charter Township
  • Ludington
  • Luna Pier
  • Lyon charter Township
  • Mackinac Island
  • Mackinaw City
  • Macomb
  • Madison Heights
  • Mancelona
  • Manchester
  • Manistee
  • Manistique
  • Manton
  • Maple City
  • Marcellus
  • Marine City
  • Marion
  • Marlette
  • Marne
  • Marquette Township
  • Marshall
  • Martin
  • Marysville
  • Mason
  • Mattawan
  • Maybee
  • Mayville
  • McBain
  • Melvindale
  • Memphis
  • Mendon
  • Menominee
  • Meridian charter Township
  • Merrill
  • Mesick
  • Metamora
  • Michigan Center
  • Middleton
  • Middleville
  • Midland
  • Mikado
  • Milan
  • Milford
  • Milford charter Township
  • Millington
  • Minden City
  • Mio
  • Moline
  • Monitor charter Township
  • Monroe
  • Monroe charter Township
  • Montague
  • Montrose
  • Morenci
  • Morley
  • Morrice
  • Mount Clemens
  • Mount Morris
  • Mount Morris Township
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Munising
  • Muskegon
  • Muskegon charter Township
  • Napoleon
  • Nashville
  • Negaunee
  • New Baltimore
  • New Boston
  • New Buffalo
  • New Era
  • New Haven
  • New Hudson
  • New Lothrop
  • Newaygo
  • Newport
  • Niles
  • North Branch
  • Northport
  • Northville
  • Norton Shores
  • Norway
  • Nottawa
  • Novi
  • Nunica
  • Oak Park
  • Oakland charter Township
  • Okemos
  • Olivet
  • Onaway
  • Onondaga
  • Onsted
  • Ontonagon
  • Orion charter Township
  • Oronoko charter Township
  • Ortonville
  • Oscoda
  • Oscoda charter Township
  • Oshtemo
  • Osseo
  • Otisville
  • Otsego
  • Ovid
  • Owendale
  • Owosso
  • Oxford
  • Oxford Charter Township
  • Paradise
  • Paris
  • Parma
  • Paw Paw
  • Peck
  • Pelkie
  • Pellston
  • Pentwater
  • Perry
  • Petersburg
  • Petoskey
  • Pewamo
  • Pickford
  • Pigeon
  • Pinckney
  • Pinconning
  • Pittsfield charter Township
  • Pittsford
  • Plainfield charter Township
  • Plainwell
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Plymouth
  • Plymouth charter Township
  • Pointe Aux Pins
  • Pontiac
  • Port Hope
  • Port Huron
  • Port Sanilac
  • Portage
  • Portage charter Township
  • Portland
  • Potterville
  • Prescott
  • Pullman
  • Quincy
  • Quinnesec
  • Rapid City
  • Rapid River
  • Ravenna
  • Reading
  • Redford Charter Township
  • Reed City
  • Reese
  • Remus
  • Richland
  • Richmond
  • River Rouge
  • Riverside
  • Riverview
  • Rochester
  • Rochester Hills
  • Rockford
  • Rockwood
  • Rogers City
  • Romeo
  • Romulus
  • Roscommon
  • Roscommon Township
  • Rose City
  • Rosebush
  • Roseville
  • Royal Oak
  • Rudyard
  • Saginaw
  • Saginaw charter Township
  • Sagola
  • Saint Charles
  • Saint Clair
  • Saint Clair Shores
  • Saint Johns
  • Saint Joseph
  • Saint Louis
  • Saline
  • Sand Creek
  • Sand Lake
  • Sandusky
  • Sanford
  • Saranac
  • Saugatuck
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Sawyer
  • Schoolcraft
  • Scottville
  • Sears
  • Sebewaing
  • Shelby
  • Shelby charter Township
  • Shepherd
  • Sidney
  • Six Lakes
  • Skandia
  • Smiths Creek
  • South Haven
  • South Lyon
  • Southfield
  • Southgate
  • Sparta
  • Spring Arbor
  • Spring Arbor Township
  • Spring Lake
  • Springfield Township
  • Springport
  • Spruce
  • Stambaugh
  • Standish
  • Stanton
  • Stephenson
  • Sterling
  • Sterling Heights
  • Stevensville
  • Stockbridge
  • Sturgis
  • Summit Township
  • Suttons Bay
  • Swartz Creek
  • Tawas City
  • Taylor
  • Tecumseh
  • Tekonsha
  • Temperance
  • Texas charter Township
  • Thomas Township
  • Three Oaks
  • Three Rivers
  • Tipton
  • Tittabawassee Township
  • Traverse City
  • Trenton
  • Troy
  • Tustin
  • Twin Lake
  • Twining
  • Ubly
  • Union charter Township
  • Union City
  • University Center
  • Utica
  • Van Buren Charter Township
  • Vanderbilt
  • Vassar
  • Vermontville
  • Vernon
  • Vicksburg
  • Vienna Township
  • Wakefield
  • Waldron
  • Walker
  • Walkerville
  • Wallace
  • Walled Lake
  • Walloon Lake
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Waterford Township
  • Watersmeet
  • Watervliet
  • Wayland
  • Wayne
  • Webberville
  • Weidman
  • West Bloomfield Township
  • West Branch
  • Westland
  • Westphalia
  • White Cloud
  • White Lake charter Township
  • White Pigeon
  • Whiteford
  • Whitehall
  • Whitmore Lake
  • Whittemore
  • Williamston
  • Willis
  • Windsor charter Township
  • Wixom
  • Wolverine
  • Woodhaven
  • Wyandotte
  • Wyoming
  • Yale
  • York charter Township
  • Ypsilanti
  • Ypsilanti charter Township
  • Zeeland
  • Zeeland charter Township
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