Businesses / Licensing

All businesses are required to obtain a business license to operate in the City of Marine City. Peddlers, solicitors, and transient merchants are required to obtain a permit prior to commencing any businesses.

The Fee Schedule for Business, Peddler, Solicitor, and Transient Merchant Licenses, effective July 1, 2017, is as follows:

General Business Registration

  • $50 (Annually - expire June 30th)
  • Late fee 25% (1-15 Days)
  • Late fee 50% (Greater 15 days)

Initial Business License

  • $195 ($100 Clerk + $50 Building, and $45 payable to Fire Authority) - Includes full first year license if applied after December 31st

*Note: Two separate checks or cash transactions will need to be issued.

  1. The Clerk & Building Dept. Fees made payable to the City of Marine City
  2. Fire Authority Fees made payable to Marine City Area Fire Authority

Bed & Breakfast

  • $50 (Annually - expire June 30th)
  • Late fee 25% (1-15 Days)
  • Late fee 50% (Greater 15 days)

Peddlers, Solicitors & Transient Merchants

  • $5 (Per day)
  • $20 (Per month)
  • $100 (Per six months)
  • $200 (Per year)

Licensing Process:

Once a business license application and associated fees are received by the City, it must then go to the City Commission for approval. Once approved, the Clerk's Department will issue the license, which is valid until June 30th.

Each fiscal year (June 30th - July 1st; with a license expiration date of June 30th), all businesses must complete a Business Registration form and pay the annual business registration fee based on their license type before a new business license will be issued.

Forms & Applications