License Information

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 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 and turned in with a $10.00 payment.

For a complete copy of the Business License Ordinance click on the link and for the additional specific guidelines for home occupations click on Home Occupation Ordinance.

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 Application to be completed 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.

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.

Secondhand Merchant & Pawnbrokers

An application must be filed with the Clerk's Office with a $50.00 fee for either type of license. 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 a complete copy of the Secondhand Merchants & Pawnbrokers 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.