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Business Licenses and Registration

The City of Wyandotte does not require a general business license; however certain types of businesses are required to be registered. Some businesses are required to be licensed by the State of Michigan, in addition to local licensing requirements. If your business type does not appear in the following list, please contact the Clerk’s Office for more information. Routine police checks are performed on all new business owners. Peddlers and solicitors are required to produce two small photographs for identification. You must appear in person to the clerk’s office to obtain business registration. More information about business registration may be found Chapter 21 of the City Charter.

The types of businesses that are required to be registered with the city; and the applicable fees are as follows::

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License Type Municipal Code Section Fee
Amusement Riding & Movement Devices Chap. 3 Sec. 21-43$25.00/year or $5.00/1st day
$2.00 each day after
Circus, Menagerie, Carnival, etc. Chap. 3 Sections 71-73$350.00/1st day
$175.00/each add. day
$5,000 Bond
Mechanical Amusement Devices Chap. 3 Section 91-113Distributor $300.00
Per Device: $75.00
Arcades Chap. 3 Sections 126-164 $500.00
Concerts & Lectures Chap. 3 Sec. 187-189 Indoor $25.00
Open Air $5.00
Dancing:
Bar
Halls that charge admission
Dance Schools
Chap. 3 Sections 212-228 Chap. 3 Sec. 226-228
Chap. 3 Sec. 226-228

$200.00
$200.00
$100.00
Poolrooms and Pool tables Chap. 3 Sec. 240-257 $100.00/Poolroom & $50/table
Roller Skating Rinks Chap. 3 Sec. 287-288 $25.00
Shooting Gallery Chap. 3 Sec. 311-313 $25.00
Theatres Chap. 3 Sec. 326-341 $250.00
Auctions and Auctioneers Chap.5 Sections 1-46 $500.00/year
$100.00/day
Fumigator Chap. 21 Section 18 $15,000 bond is required
Junk and Junk Dealers Chapter 20 Sections 1-30 Yard $300.00
$1,000 surety bond
Trucks $75.00
Push Carts $25.00
Trucks and Push Carts must be applied for in the Engineering Dept.
Locksmith or Keymaker Chap. 21 Sec. 90-104 Resident $20.00
Non-Resident $5/day
$1,000 Surety Bond
Massage Establishment Chap. 22 Sections 1-26 $500.00
Motor Bus Chap. 8 Sections 1-6 $75.00
Verification of Insurance
Movers Chap. 21 Sections 56-78 $250.00
Verification of Insurance
Pawnbroker
&
Secondhand Dealers
Chap. 21 Sections 116-135 $300.00
$3,000 bond required
Precious Metals & Gems Public Act 95 of 1981 $50.00
Restaurant Chap. 12 Sections 63-122 $75.00
Taxi Cab Chap. 34 Sections 1-59 $75.00/per cab
Proof of Insurance Required
Theatres Chap. 3 Sections 326-341 $250.00
Used Car Dealers Chap. 38 Sections 1-27 $250.00
$3,000 bond required

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