Detroit Business Certification

Thank you for your interest in certification.

Before submitting your application, please be sure all documents are attached and accurate. To ensure you are attaching the required documentation, please use the Detroit Business Certification Program Checklist.

Generally applications are processed within 45 days.


Attention Detroit Business Owners:

Please be advised that the Detroit Business Opportunity Program will close its Online CRIO Business Certification Application from December 26, 2022 – January 9, 2023, for routine maintenance and updates.

If your business certification expires close to or during the closing days, we highly recommend that you submit your application before December 26, 2022, to ensure it is timely processed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Civil Rights Inclusion & Opportunity Department at (313) 224-4950 or email [email protected]. Thank you.


Erica Hill

Deputy Director, Civil Rights Inclusion & Opportunity Department


All Forms can be found under the Forms section of this page.


If forms are missing or inaccurate, your application will be denied. Forms that are found to be inaccurate will result in your certification being revoked. Certification fees are non-refundable.


If you have questions about the forms, please feel free to call us at (313) 224-4950