Liquor License Information
Liquor Licenses are processed in the Clerk's Office. An application must be filed along with the fee of $100.00 which is non-refundable. For a new Class C license (for consumption on premises) there is a $750.00 fee and for a new SDM and/or SDD license the fee is $175.00. Click on Liquor License Application and Confidential Information Form for a printable copy.
For a complete copy of the Liquor License Ordinance click on the link.
Rental Business License Information
All owners of Rental Housing are required to obtain a Rental Business License. This includes the rental of residential units suitable for habitation with a separate entrance and exit that is rented by the owner to another and used as a home, residence, or sleeping place, including but not limited to a single family home, apartment, or condominium. The annual fee is the same as a Business License which is $10.00. A renewal form is sent out each year on December 31st. Click on these links for printable forms of the Rental Business License Application, Helpful hints/information, a Crime Free Lease Addendum, and a Lease Disclosure. If you would like a printable sample of a Lease Agreement click on the link.
For a complete copy of the Rental Housing Business License Ordinance click on the link.
Business License Information
A Business License must be obtained prior to operating a business in Saginaw Charter Township. A guide is available for opening a business in Saginaw Township. The fee is $10.00 annually and a renewal form is sent out each year on December 31st. Click on the link for a printable copy of a Business License Application. The Fire Department (Letter) has a chemical survey that must be filled out completely and turned in with the application and payment. Click on Chemical Survey for a printable copy.
If you plan on opening a business out of your home there is a different application. Click on Home Occupation Application for a printable copy of the two page Application which must be filled out completely and turned in with the $10.00 annual payment.
If you open a Pawnbroker, Secondhand Dealer or Precious Metal & Gem Dealer business click on Application for a printable copy and it must be completely filled out front & back and returned with the $50.00 annual fee.
Temporary Business License Information
A Temporary Business is described as anyone selling and/or delivering of goods, wares, merchandise, and/or service within the township but has no township business license. A printable Application must be completed and turned in to the Clerk's Office along with a $50.00 fee. The Fire Department requires the Operational Permit to be completed (second page of the Application) and returned with a $25.00 fee to the Clerk's office if specific tents are used. The Temporary Business License may be issued for not less than seven (7) days nor more than 30 days within a calendar year. All licenses must be applied for at least 14 days in advance. Please refer to our Fire Code Requirements for Tents below:
Note: Is tent larger than 400 sq. ft.?
If No - No permit is required
If Yes - Is tent smaller than 700 sq. ft., NO side walls, and 12’ from buildings and other tents?
If Yes - No permit is required
If No - Permit is required
Note: There are only a few locations allowed to operate a Temporary Business in the Township.
For a complete copy of the Temporary Business Ordinance click on the link.
Going Out of Business License
It is a State Law (Regulation of Certain Sales - Act 39 of 1961), that any Business having a "Going Out of Business Sale" must obtain a license from the clerk in the township they wish to conduct the sale. MCL 442.212.
Click on the link for a printable copy of the Going Out of Business Application.
Pawnbroker, Secondhand Dealer & Precious Metal & Gem Dealer
An application must be filed with the Clerk's Office with a $50.00 fee for the above types of licenses. Click on Application for a printable copy. The licenses shall only be granted upon the certification of the police chief of Saginaw Charter Township. Neither license will be granted until a complete set of fingerprints are on file in the non criminal identification file of the township police department.
For more information click on Pawnbroker/Secondhand/Precious Metal & Gem Dealers
For a complete copy of the Pawnbroker, Secondhand Dealer & Precious Metal & Gem Dealer Ordinance click on the link.
Carnival, Circus, or Outdoor Amusements
The applicant shall secure a business license from the Township Clerk's Office and fill out the application for a Carnival, Circus, or Outdoor Amusement at least 22 days prior to operation. Click on Application for a printable copy of each.
For a complete copy of the Carnival, Circus, or Outdoor Amusements Ordinance click on the link.