Registering buisness name and buisness license in Michigan

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by stuffdeer, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,617

    I have searched and searched, and cannot for the life of me, find anything about registering my business in Michigan.

    How would I get a business license and register my business?

    This is all for Michigan.
  2. russannelise

    russannelise LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    If you are a sole prop you can get a DBA at you local court house. If you want to be an LLC or other corporation you will need to get a lawyer to draw up the papers. The DBA will allow you to register you business name and do banking in your business name etc.
  3. keith_480231

    keith_480231 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    Why would you need a attorney? Cost is $60 and you can get the paperwork off the State website. under "Business & Economic Growth"
  4. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    I don't think you can get a DBA at your local courthouse. You will need to file it with the county clerks office down town. You don't need a license unless you are doing pesticide applications or some cities may require one to work there.
  5. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Contact your local county clerk's office. They will take care of your needs.

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