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

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 Applications Hotel Hotel
Hotel Class B Lodging Applications Hotel Class B Hotel Class B
Public Lodging Lodging Applications Public Lodging House Public Lodging House
Rooming House ( 11 Rooms or More) Lodging Applications Rooming House Rooming House
Shelter Lodging Applications Shelter Shelter

Required Clearances

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

Business License Type  Bond / Insurance   Environmental Health (Detroit Health Department)  Fire   Food Safety (Detroit Health Department)   Police   Property Maintenance  Treasury

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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.

Business License Type Building Permit 1 State of Michigan Liquor License Activity Document Proof of Ownership: Lease Contract / Property Deed Articles of Incorporation Current Identification
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

1 Only required for newly established or change of use.

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 51-100 Rooms: $389.00/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: $1,035.00/year

Hotel Class B

  • Hotel 1-50 Rooms: $345.00/year
  • Hotel 51-100 Rooms: $389.00/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: $1,035.00/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 51-100 Rooms: $259.00/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 Health (Detroit Health Department)

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 (Detroit Health Department)

  • 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
    • The application includes 2 components:
      • Component 1: Complete application Information
      • Component 2:  Security submit personal information -social security and/or employer identification number (EIN) - to the City of Detroit through DocuSign
    • 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. 
    • Please  direct any questions related to completing the application to the following email address: [email protected]
    • In Person: Treasury, Clearance Unit, CAYMC, 2 Woodward Avenue