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Business Licenses

Unless Otherwise Noted, Licenses are Issued for One Year Periods.

In addition to the application below, a Treasury form is required to be completed for most business licenses and permits to ensure an applicant is not in deafult to the City of Lansing.

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License
Fee
Requirements
Ordinance Reference
Auctioneer $100 per year Completed Application

2,500 Bond

Chapter 805
Billiard Room & Bowling Alley $50 application fee plus $15 per table or alley per year Completed Application

Insurance & Bond

Chapter 806
Building Wrecker or Building Mover $125 per year (new)

$100 per year (renewal)
Completed Application

Copy of State Builder License

Liability Insurance

$10,000 Bond
Chapter 870
Cabaret $500 per year Completed Application
Chapter 808

Collection Bin

List of Licensees

$125 per year

$100 Renewal

$25 Sticker Replacement

Application

Affidavit and Acknowledgement of Owner Permission to Location Collection Bin on Real Property

Treasury Form

Chapter 1302

Fireworks Display

$150 per event
See Application
Chapter 1615
Going Out of Business, Fire & Certain Other Sales $50 per 30 days

renewable twice at $50 each
Notarized Application including Inventory of Merchandise

City Treasurer Tax Certification
Michigan Regulation of Certain Sales MCL 442.211 et. seq.
HEALTH CLUB $300 per year NOTARIZED APPLICATION

Liability Insurance

$1000 Bond

Plans & Specifications
Chapter 822
ICE CREAM PEDDLER $15.00/VEHICLE -6 MONTHS

$25.00/VEHICLE -12 MONTHS

PLUS $25 PER OWNER, EMPLOYEE, AND AGENT FOR BACKGROUND CHECKS
NOTARIZED APPLICATION

MICHIGAN SALES TAX LICENSE NUMBER

LIABILITY INSURANCE

Criminal Background Check for every Owner, Employee, and Agent
Chapter 844
JUNK DEALER $5.00 PER CART/

$10.00 PER SHOP
Completed Application

$200.00 BOND
Chapter 826
Massage Therapist Exemption $300 per year NOTARIZED EXEMPTION APPLICATION

DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE

Insurance & Bond
Chapter 822

Peddler, Canvasser, & Transient Merchant

List of Licensees

License Fee:Peddler or Canvasser $75, first applicant per business; $10, each additional applicant. Transient Merchant $75 per location.
Background Check Fee:$25 per person
Notarized Application

$1000 Bond

Fingerprints

Photo Identification

Credentials as representative of employer (if applicable)
Chapter 844
SECONDHAND DEALER $200.00/YR. Completed Application

$200 Surety Bond
Chapter 856
Show License $250 per day

Maximum $1000 per applicant per location per year
Notarized Application

$1000.00 Indenmity Bond

Liability Insurance
Chapter 860
Sign Erector $125 per year (new)

$100 per year (renewal)
Completed Application

Liability Insurance
Chapter 1442
Street Musician $25 per year
Completed Application Chapter 864

Vehicle for Hire

Taxi, Limousine, Shuttle Bus, Horse-Drawn Carriage

 

Visit Greater Lansing Taxi Authority website for more details

Completed Application

Visit Greater Lansing Taxi Authority website for more details

Greater Lansing Taxi Authority
410 ABBOT ROAD EAST LANSING, MI 48823 Telephone: (517) 319-6914 Fax: (517) 337-1607

Waste Hauler $50 application fee plus $35 per vehicle per year
Completed Application

Liability Insurance
WASTE HAULER

 

   

$125 per year (new)
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Chris Swope
City Clerk
Contact
9th floor of City Hall
124 W. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933.
517-483-4131
city.clerk@lansingmi.gov

HOURS
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.