The home of Motor City, Motown and the Wolverines has known big business for a long time. Heavily industrial Michigan has a number of special environmental and community protection-oriented regulations to keep its citizens safe. That means lots of licenses and permits for business-owners to secure.
In Michigan, any business that serves food can endanger public health. That’s why restaurants are some of the most regulated businesses out there. Multiple state, county and city environmental health permits are common for restaurants. Those that serve alcohol need even more licensing. Prospective restaurateurs should expect to apply for at least five licenses and permits and in many cases much more.