What kind of business license do I need in Troy, Michigan?
The City of Troy, Michigan provides a number of types of business licenses. All Troy business licenses are issued through the Troy City Clerk’s Office.
There is no general business license application, but you will need to apply for the specific business license that relates to your business. On the City Clerk’s Office website, there are business license applications available for adult businesses, amusement parks, auctions, car washes, dance halls, drive-ins, going out of business sales, Laundromats, limousine services, massage establishments, peddlers, precious metals dealerships, smoking lounges, and temporary merchants. If you have any questions about any of these licenses, you can look at the business license application.
What kind of information do I need to provide on the Troy business license application?
Each type of business license application in Troy varies depending on the specific type of license. In general, you will need to provide your name, complete address, and contact information, including your phone number, your mobile phone number, your fax number, and your email address. You should also give the name of the business and the business address, phone number, and fax number.
Some business license applications ask for more specific information. For example, if you are applying for a peddler’s license, you will need to provide more personal information, including your race, sex, height, weight, hair color, eye color, and identifying marks, scars, or tattoos. You will also need to provide your driver’s license number and your social security number. You will need to explain specifically what goods you will be selling, as well as what hours you will be soliciting in Troy and in what areas you will be working. The peddler’s license application requires that you provide information about the vehicle you will be using, including the color, year, make, and model of the vehicle. You will need to provide the vehicle’s license plate number as well.
If you are applying for a business license to open a massage establishment, you will need to attach a copy of the establishment’s current insurance information. You will also be required to attach a copy of your driver’s license, a current 2”x2” photograph taken from the front, and three written reference that cannot be from relatives or business partners.
For further information on the information required on Troy business license applications, see the application form for the specific type of business license that you are applying for.
When you have completed your application, submit the completed application and the correct application and license fees to the Troy City Clerk’s Office, located at 500 West Big Beaver, Troy, Michigan 48084.
How much will my Troy business license cost?
The business license fee depends on what license you are applying for. For example, the business license for a car wash costs $25.00. A peddler’s license costs $20.00 for a week, $40.00 for a month, or $100.00 for a year, plus a $24.00 application fee. The business license for a Laundromat costs $100.00. The business license fee to open a massage establishment is $514.00, plus an additional fee of $64.00 for each massage establishment employee, including massage therapists. You should see your specific business license application to find out the business license fee required for your type of business.
All checks should be payable to the “City of Troy.”
Where can I find more information?
For more information, you can visit the Troy City Clerk’s Office, located at 500 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, Michigan 48084. You can reach the City Clerk’s Office by phone at 248-524-3316.
You can also visit the Troy City Clerk's website for more information and to download pdf forms of business license applications: http://troymi.gov/Government/Departments/CityClerk.aspx
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