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Liquor License Information

Transfers or New Liquor Licenses are processed in the Clerk's Office and an application must be filed along with a $100.00 filing fee 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.  Both forms must be turned in with the fee.

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 the end of December.

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 the end of December. 

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 business license application and payment.

Click on Chemical Survey for a printable copy.

For a complete copy of the Business License Ordinance click on the link.

Home Occupation Business License Information

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.

For a complete copy of the additional specific guidelines for Home Occupation Ordinance click on the link.

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.

If a tent is being used, the Fire Department requires the Operational Permit to be completed (second page of the Application) and returned with a $100.00 bond and 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.