Departments

Licenses & Permits

The following licenses and permits are handled through the City Clerk Office. If you have questions, please contact (517) 319-6914.

 

License/Permit

*must submit application in person

City Code Reference

Amusement Center and/or Video Arcade

license required to operate amusement and/or video arcade service

Chapter 8; Art. II, Div. 2 & 3; Art. V, Div. 1 & 4
Block Party
Approval required to hold a block party
Policy Resolution 2005-2

Backyard Chicken Permit

Permit application required for residents to keep no more than four chickens in one's backyard

Chapter 4: Animals

Charitable Gaming

State-issued license to obtain recognition as a non-profit operating in East Lansing

www.mi.gov/cg
*Concessionaire Carts / Food Trucks
License application required for vending in designated locations
Chapter 8; Art. II, Div. 2 & 3; Art. III;  Policy Resolution 2011-3

Dancehalls

License application required to hold a public dance

Ordinance 1278
Entertainment
License application required to offer entertainment in restaurants
Ordinance 1278

Facility Use

License application for use of community parks

 
Medical Marijuana Business Licensing Code
Dispensary & License Procedures
Motor Buses
License application required to operate a chartered bus service

Chapter 8; Art. II, Div. 2 & 3; Art. VII, Div. 1& 2

Liquor License
License application required to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises
Policy Statement 1989-2
News Vending Device
License application required to distribute newspapers
Chapter 38, Article 4, Sec. 38-201
*Peddlers/Solicitors & Transient Merchants
License application required for mobile vending and solicitation

Chapter 8; Art. II, Div. 2 & 3; Art. III, Div. 1& 2

Precious Metal/Gem Dealers
License application required to operate precious metal/gem sales
Chapter 30; Art. II | Precious Metal/Gem Dealer Act
Restaurants
License application required to operate a restaurant in the City

Chapter 8; Art. II, Div. 2 & 3 Art. IV Div. 1 & 2

Right-of-Way (Temporary only)
Right-of-Way (Restaurant only)
License application required to conduct business in public right-of-way
Policy Resolution 2014-5
Rubbish
License application required to operate rubbish removal services
Chapter 36; Art. III
Second Hand/Junk Dealers
License application required to operate second hand/resale sales
Chapter 30; Art. II

Taxicab Company
License application required to operate a taxicab company
 

Additional Vehicle

Application required to add additional vehicles to fleet

Chapter 8; Art. VI, Div. 1 & 2

Taxicab Driver
License application required to operate a taxi cab

*List of Drug Testing Agencies

Chapter 8; Art. VI, Div. 1 & 2
Tobacco
License application required for vending and over-counter sales of tobacco
Chapter 26; Art. VI, Div. 5, Subdiv. II
Used Car Dealership
License application required to operate used dealership sales
Chapter 30; Art. III
Wrecker/Towing
License application required to operate wrecker/towing services

Chapter 8; Art. II, Div. 2 & 3; Art. VIII, Div. 1 & 2

 

   


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