Michigan Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Michigan licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find Michigan-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

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) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Licensing Division
  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Professional Licensing
  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Public Service Commission
  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs: Board of Architects
  • Department of State - Office of the Great Seal
  • Department of Treasury
  • Liquor Control Commission
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program
  • State Board of Accountancy
  • State Lottery - Charitable Gaming Division
  • Unemployment Insurance Agency

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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