BUSINESS LICENSES

Business Licenses
The City Staff has worked to refine and expedite our process for welcoming new businesses into our community.  Please refer to this handy guide outlining our process.  Below please find all in information and links you will need to become a member of our business community. 

Please take a look at the zoning ordinance, allowable areas for you new business venture.  Our ClearZoning is intended to be user-friendly, but for that personal touch, please feel free to contact our helpful City Staff  with any questions that may arise.   

In order to operate a business in the City of Lathrup Village a business license is required. To apply for a Business License, Lathrup Village requires the following information: 

Opening A Business in a Commercial District

In order to open a business in the City of Lathrup Village, the following steps must be followed:
  1. Complete a Business License Application and submit to the City
  2. The application is reviewed by the Building Inspector for zoning compliance
  3. If no zoning conflicts are found an inspection of the business site is scheduled
  4. If the business site passes inspection, a business license will be issued from the City
  5. New Business owners consult with City Staff on Signage for commercial space. 

Business licenses are renewed yearly from January 1 until March 31 without penalty. Businesses who fail to renew within that time will be charged a penalty in addition to the regular renewal fee. 

For additional information on starting your new business venture, the Downtown Development Authority has set up a specific "Starting a Business" webpage for entrepreneurs and a complete reference guide to locating your business in the DDA distict.
 
Opening A Home-Based Business

As outlined in Section 4.11 of the Zoning Code, in order to operate a home-based business in Lathrup Village the following items will be required:  
  • A registration fee of $10.00
  • A Home-Based Business Registration Application
There is no inspection requirement prior to registering a home-based business.  All Business licenses are renewed yearly from January 1 until March 31 without penalty. Businesses who fail to renew within that time will be charged a penalty in addition to the regular renewal fee.