Departments

Business 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, downtown parking and urban plazas

 
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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