Do I need a license to do business in Wyoming, Michigan?
All businesses in Wyoming, Michigan require business licenses. You can obtain a Wyoming business license by completing and submitting a business license application, which you can find online at the Wyoming City Clerk’s Office Website: http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us/ForBusinesses/BusinessLicense.asp.
Any time your business changes owners, name, or location, you will need to apply for a new business license that reflects the changes. You will also need to pay the required fees.
Even some businesses that operate in Wyoming but are not based in the city must apply for a business license. These kinds of businesses include taxi, snowplow, and trash collector companies. All business license applications should be submitted to the Wyoming City Clerk’s Office, which is located at 1155 – 28th Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49509.
Besides the basic business license application, some specialty businesses must submit an addendum to their application and pay an additional fee. To see if your business requires an addendum and to download the form, see the City Clerk’s Office Website: http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us/ForBusinesses/BusinessLicense.asp. These specialty businesses include amusement parks, fireworks sales, gas stations, auctions, tattoo parlors, health clubs, and limousine services, among others.
What information does the Wyoming business license application require?
On the City of Wyoming Business License Application, you will need to provide the business owner’s name and whether the business is operated by a sole proprietor, a partnership, or a corporation. You will need to know the date that the business opened or will open and the owner’s mailing address and contact information.
The application asks for an FEIN, a state tax ID number, and a state license number. If you have questions about any of these items, you can contact the Wyoming City Clerk’s Office.
You will be asked for the business name, address, phone and fax numbers, and a brief description of the business. You will also need to indicate the business classification. The application includes a list of Business Activity Codes. You will need to choose which classification best describes your business and indicate the appropriate Business Activity Code as the Business Classification.
You will also be asked to provide additional information about the business owner and emergency contact information.
How can I know if my business location fulfills zoning code requirements?
The Wyoming City Building Inspections Department can check your business location to make sure that it fulfills all zoning code regulations. To contact the Building Inspections Department, call 616-530-7285.
When do I need to renew my Wyoming business license?
Most business licenses in Wyoming, Michigan are renewed every year in March. Trash haulers renew their licenses in July. Sidewalk construction companies must renew their licenses in November. Snowplow companies must renew their licenses in October.
If you renew your business license late, you will have to pay a penalty. After 30 days, the penalty is 25% and after 90 days the penalty is 50%.
How long will it take to receive my Wyoming business license?
After your initial business license application is reviewed and any relevant inspections are conducted, you will receive your business license that you may display at your business. The process usually takes around two weeks.
Where can I learn more?
For more information about business licenses in Wyoming, Michigan, you can contact the City Clerk’s Office.
City Clerk’s Office, City of Wyoming
1155 – 28th Street SW
PO Box 905
Wyoming, MI 49509
The City Clerk’s Office hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
You can also visit their website at http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us/ForBusinesses/BusinessLicense.asp.
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