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Business License

The City of Hamtramck requires licensing relative to a variety of areas based on the City’s Code of Ordinances.

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General Business License

All business owners who operate a business in the City of Hamtramck must obtain an annual business license. Each licensee shall post and maintain the license issued in a location where it may be seen at all times. Every licensee shall permit all reasonable inspections and at all times comply with the laws and regulations applicable to such business and all applicable ordinances and regulations of the city.

Registration and Renewal

Business Licenses expire each year on April 30th. A courtesy renewal notice is mailed in March of each year to all business that were licensed the previous year. The cost to renew a business license is $100. Renewal applications received after the due date of April 30th are subject to a $50 late fee, plus $30 per month until the license has been paid. Failure to renew a business license may result in a citation.

An application for a new business must be submitted to the City Clerk. Applications may be obtained from the City Clerk, 3401 Evaline, Hamtramck, MI 48212. Click on the link below to print a Business License Application.

Business License Application Process

Business License Application

Home Based Business Addendum

Commercial, Mixed Use, Residential Rental Business Application

Business Alarm Registration Form AR B1

Fireworks Permit Application

Peddler Application

Special Parking Application

Sidewalk Cafe Permit Application

Coin Machine License Application

Food Truck Vendor License Application


3401 Evaline St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

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