Michigan Business License

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General Business License Requirements for Michigan.

Business licenses are often required of business entities, regardless of their products and services. This page provides an overview of business license requirements in Michigan.

Michigan General Business Licenses

Michigan Business License

Not required

General Business License licensure is not required on the State level in Michigan.

Michigan does not have a general business license at the state level, but local licenses are often required.

Registration Not Required

Not required

Local General Business Licenses

Detroit Business License

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:5/27/20

Initial Registration




Instructions to file 

Filing Method:

Apply for the license at the Business License Center, Room 105, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

Before you Apply:

Filing Requirements

Fact Checked:5/27/20

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