To open a business in the City of Detroit, determine if a Change of Use Permit is required to use the building for the intended business. Visit the
    Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department Zoning Counter
    Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Room 409
    Detroit, Mi. 48226
to obtain any required permits. A Certificate of Occupancy will be issued when a permit is completed.

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After the building has been certified for your intended business use, you must obtain a Business License from the
    Business License Center
    Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Room 402
    Detroit, Mi. 48226
before opening your business. The center's phone number is (313) 224-3178

Phone: (313) 224-0301 / (313) 224-3178 / (313) 224-3179
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
             Monday - Friday

Manager: Kevin Jones
Email: BLCstaff@detroitmi.gov

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