Lodging

Lodging

Customer are strongly encouraged to apply for Business Licenses online through BSEED's Electronic Licensing and Permitting System (eLAPS).

Click here to learn how to get started.

For additional assistance, please contact (313) 224-3179 or [email protected]

 

Application Guidelines

 

Refer to the table for the appropriate eLAPS application for your business.

 

Business License Type Record Type Application Name License Type
Hotel Lodging Application Hotel Hotel
Hotel Class B Lodging Application Hotel Class B Hotel Class B
Public Lodging Lodging Application Public Lodging House Public Lodging House
Rooming House ( 11 Rooms or More) Lodging Application Rooming House Rooming House
Shelter Lodging Application Shelter Shelter

 

Required Clearances

Refer to the table below for a breakdown of the Clearances required for your business.

Clearance Type
Business License Type  Bond / Insurance   Environmental   Fire   Food Safety  Police   Property Maintenance  Treasury
Hotel   X X     X X
Hotel Class B   X X     X X
Public Lodging   X X     X X
Rooming House (11 Rooms or More)   X X     X X
Shelter   X X     X X

 

Required Documents

 

Refer to the table below for a breakdown of the required documents to include in your business license application. All documents must be submitted through eLAPS.
 

Required Document
Business License Type Articles of Incorporation Building Permit Current Identification Proof of Ownership
or Lease Contract
/ Property Deed
State of Michigan Liquor
License Activity
Hotel X X X X  
Hotel Class B X X X X X
Public Lodging House X X X X  
Rooming House (11 Rooms or More) X X X X  
Shelter X X X X  

 

 

Associated Fees

 

Business License applications are subject to multiple fees dependent on scope. Fee types and prices are subject to change. Charged annually.  

Hotel

  • Hotel 1-50 Rooms: $345.00/year
  • Hotel 101-200 Rooms: $518.00/year
  • Hotel 201-300 Rooms: $690.00/year
  • Hotel 301-500 Rooms: $863.00/year
  • Hotel 501 Rooms and Up: $1,0358.00/year

Hotel Class B

  • Hotel 1-50 Rooms: $345.00/year
  • Hotel 101-200 Rooms: $518.00/year
  • Hotel 201-300 Rooms: $690.00/year
  • Hotel 301-500 Rooms: $863.00/year
  • Hotel 501 Rooms and Up: $1,0358.00/year

Public Lodging

  • Public Lodging House: $223.00/year

Rooming House (11 Rooms or More)

  • Rooming House 11 Rooms and Over: $223.00/year

Shelter

  • Shelter 1-50 Rooms: $230.00/year
  • Shelter 101-200 Rooms: $345.00/year
  • Shelter 201-300 Rooms: $460.00/year
  • Shelter 301-500 Rooms: $575.00/year
  • Shelter 501 Rooms and Up: $690.00/year

 

 

Clearance Instructions

 

Bond / Insurance

Environmental

  • You do not need to schedule this inspection. The Health Department will visit your location according to their schedule. If you have any questions, you may call Environmental Health: 313-876-0135

Fire

  • Step 1: Call to confirm and pay fee. 
    • Phone: 313-596-2963
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Note: You can mail your payment or pay via phone with credit card for an additional 3% charge.
  • Step 2: Call to schedule inspection. 
    • Phone: 313-596-2954
    • Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • In Person (note phone is preferred): 1301 Third St. Detroit MI 48226

Food Safety

  • You do not need to schedule this inspection. The Health Department will visit your location according to their schedule. If you have any questions, you may call Food Safety: 313-876-0135

Police

  • Check with BSEED Licensing & Permits about whether you require a Police Department clearance and, if so, whether you need to visit the Police Department or whether they will conduct an unannounced inspection. Some business types that require Police Department clearance include:
    • Gas stations
    • Pedicabs
    • Valet drivers
    • Parking lot attendants
    • Junk collectors

Property Maintenance

  • Call to confirm Certificate of Compliance expiration and schedule inspection if needed. You will be mailed an invoice after the inspection takes place. You will not receive your C of C until all fees owed to BSEED have been paid.
    • Phone: (313) 628-2451
    • Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • In Person: Buildings, Safety, Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED)
    • CAYMC, 2 Woodward, Suite 412

Treasury

  • Step 1: Get your Personal Property Tax ID. You must have this in order to apply for a clearance. 
  • Step 2: Use this link to access the clearance application: http://bit.ly/detroitclearances
    • Once on the website, select the appropriate clearance application. The application includes 2 pages:
      • Page 1 - Application Information
      • Page 2 - Security submits your social security and/or EIN to the City of Detroit
    • Both pages are required in order to complete your application. Failure to do so could result in a longer processing time. Please allow 7-10 business days for an update on your clearance. 
    • Email: [email protected]
    • In Person: Treasury, Clearance Unit, CAYMC, 2 Woodward Avenue