Licensing & Permits

The following licenses and permits are handled through the City Clerk Office. If you have questions, please contact (517) 319-6914.

Chapter 8; Art. II, Div. 2 & 3 (PDF) Art. IV Div. 1 & 2
License / Permit
City Code Reference
Amusement Center and/or Video Arcade (PDF)
license required to operate amusement and/or video arcade service
Chapter 8; Art. II, Div. 2 & 3; Art. V, Div. 1 & 4 (PDF)
Block Party (PDF)
Approval required to hold a block party
Policy Resolution 2005-2 (PDF)
Backyard Chicken Permit (PDF)
Permit application required for residents to keep no more than four chickens in one's backyard
Chapter 4: Animals (PDF)
Charitable Gaming (PDF)
State-issued license to obtain recognition as a non-profit operating in East Lansing
State of Michigan
Concessionaire Carts / Food Trucks (PDF)
License application required for vending in designated locations
Policy Resolution 2012-2 (PDF)
Dance Halls (PDF)
License application required to hold a public dance
Ordinance 1278 (PDF)
Entertainment (PDF)
License application required to offer entertainment in restaurants
Ordinance 1278 (PDF)
Facility Use (PDF)
License application for use of community parks, downtown parking and urban plazas

Medical Marijuana (PDF) Business Licensing Code (PDF)
Dispensary & License Procedures
Motor Buses (PDF)
License application required to operate a chartered bus service
Chapter 8; Art. II, Div. 2 & 3; Art. VII, Div. 1& 2 (PDF)
Liquor License (PDF)
License application required to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises
Policy Statement 1989-2 (PDF)
News Vending Device (PDF)
License application required to distribute newspapers
Chapter 38, Article 4, Sec. 38-201 (PDF)
*Peddlers / Solicitors & Transient Merchants (PDF)
License application required for mobile vending and solicitation
Chapter 8; Art. II, Div. 2 & 3; Art. III, Div. 1& 2 (PDF)
Precious Metal / Gem Dealers (PDF)
License application required to operate precious metal/gem sales
Chapter 30; Art. II | Precious Metal/Gem Dealer Act (PDF)
Restaurants (PDF)
License application required to operate a restaurant in the City
 Chapter 8, Article IV
Right-of-Way (PDF) (Temporary only)
Right-of-Way (Restaurant only)
License application required to conduct business in public right-of-way
Policy Resolution 2014-5 (PDF)
Rubbish (PDF)
License application required to operate rubbish removal services
Chapter 36; Art. III (PDF)
Run & Walk Application (PDF)
Application for a run and/or walk on streets and trails. 
 
Second Hand / Junk Dealers (PDF)
License application required to operate second hand/resale sales
Chapter 30; Art. II (PDF)
Taxicab Company (PDF)
License application required to operate a taxicab company

Additional Vehicle (PDF)
Application required to add additional vehicles to fleet
Greater Lansing Taxi Authority Rules & Regulations
Taxicab Driver (PDF)
License application required to operate a taxi cab
*List of Drug Testing Agencies
Greater Lansing Taxi Authority Rules & Regulations
Tobacco (PDF)
License application required for vending and over-counter sales of tobacco
Chapter 26; Art. VI, Div. 5, Subdivision II (PDF)
Used Car Dealership (PDF)
License application required to operate used dealership sales
Chapter 30; Art. III (PDF)
Wrecker/Towing (PDF)
License application required to operate wrecker/towing services
Chapter 8; Art. II, Div. 2 & 3; Art. VIII, Div. 1 & 2 (PDF)