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.

  1. Notarized Affidavit of Applicant
  2. First page of the most recent federal tax return (previous 3 years required for Small Business Certification)
  3. Current Lease/ Deed
  4. Most recent City of Detroit Corporate Income Tax Form
  5. For Detroit HQ & Detroit Resident please include Business Rosters
  6. Minority and/or Women Based Enterprise Declaration


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) 224-2111.