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.   

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: 
  • Business License Application
  • $55 Non-refundable application fee
  • A Copy of the Business Owner's Driver's License

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. Use this sign permit application. 

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. 
 
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:  
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.