Licensing and Permits

Licensing & Permits division is here to issue your business licenses & permits for construction.


Permits include:

  • Building permits
  • Trade permits: electrical, plumbing, mechanical, elevator, boiler

Applying for a permit


Business licenses are required for businesses on our list of Businesses Licensed by the City of Detroit.

Business License Requirements


If you are unsure what permit(s) or license(s) are required for your business, check out our business portal & map out your project.