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Application for Going out of Business, Fire & Certain Other Sales License


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    2. Contact us

      If you desire assistance or have questions about this form, you can email us at, call us at (517) 483-4133, or visit us in the City Clerk's office, located on the 9th floor of City Hall (124 W Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933).

    3. Instructions

      License required for: insurance, bankruptcy, mortgage, insolvent, assignee’s, executor’s, administrator’s, receiver’s, or trustees removal or sale; going out of business sale including closing out sales, liquidation sales, lost our lease sales, forced to vacate sales, or any other sales held in such a manner as to indicates a belief that upon disposal of the stock of goods on hand, the business will cease and discontinue at the premises where the sale is conducted; or sale of goods damaged by fire, smoke, water, or otherwise. Complete and print this form. Bring this form, along with the other materials listed below, to the City Clerk's office to complete the application process.

    4. Materials

      There is a non-refundable fee of $50 for each 30 day period. Include a copy of the last personal property tax receipt issued; a statement that no goods will be added to the inventory after the application is made or during the sale and that the inventory contains no goods received on consignment; and a full, detailed and complete inventory of the goods that are to be sold. See below for further details regarding the inventory. This form may be notarized in the City Clerk's office.

    5. Application*

      Each is issued for 30 days only. No extensions are permitted after the second renewal. Any application for a renewal license cannot be made more than 13 days prior to the expiration of the previous license.