Clerk

License Information

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

For a New Specially Designated Merchant (SDM) and/or Specially Designated Distributor (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 fee is $10.00 annually and the license expires every January.

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 the license expires every January.

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 pages, 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.

The License may be issued for not less than seven (7) days or more than thirty (30) days within a calendar year per parcel of land.

A printable Application must be completed and turned in to the Clerk's Office at least 14 days prior to the event.

There are fees that must accompany the application:

          - $50 - Temporary Business
          - $100 - Bond for tent (refunded after event)
          - $25 - Operational permit - if specific tents are used, please refer to our Fire Code Requirements for Tents below and click on the link for more info:       

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.

For a complete copy of the Temporary Outdoor Display 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 that must be completed and turned in to the Clerk's Office at least 13 days prior to the sale.

An Original Application maybe applied for 30 days and may be Renewed two (2) times each for 30 days

The fee for each 30-day period is $50.00

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.

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

An application must be filed with the Clerk's Office for a Carnival, Circus, or Outdoor Amusement at least 22 days prior to operation.

Click on Application for a printable copy that must be completed and turned in to the Clerk's Office at least 14 days prior to the event.

There are fees that must accompany the application:

     - $50 - Temporary Business or $10 for Business License
     - $100 - Bond for tent (refunded after event)
     - $250 - Operational Permit - if specific tents are used, please refer to our Fire Code Requirements for Tents below and click on the link for more info:

Note: Is the 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 Carnival, Circus, or Outdoor Amusements Ordinance click on the link.