Policies, Procedures & Licenses


The City of Hazel Park requires the following licenses and permits.  A brief description of each follows, including the cost* for application.
Applications can be downloaded from City Clerk/Forms & Applications.

Abandoned / Vacant Property Registration
:
  All properties vacant for more than 30 days must be registered with the City Clerk's office.  There is a registration fee of $225.00, and an additional monthly administrative fee of $25.00 for each month the property remains vacant.  Please call the City Clerk's office for additional information.   Houses will need to be inspected prior to occupancy.  Costs for inspection are included in the registration fee.

Animal
Control:  The City pound is located at 24211 Couzens.  For lost or found animals, surrendering or disposition of deceased pets, and all applicable fees - please contact the Police Non-Emergency at (248) 542-6161, DPW Dog Pound at (248) 542-0340 or the Animal Control office at (248) 546-4096.

Business
Licenses:
All bi-annual business licenses are $300.00.  All new applicants should check with the Planning Department to verify whether the area they wish to open a business in is zoned for that type of operation.  (2 yr license, May 1 - April 30)

Handbill / Peddlers / Solicitors License
:
All individuals, groups or organizations need to apply at the City Clerk's office.  Please allow appropriate time for individual department approvals of your license application.  The fee is $100.00 per year (May 1 - April 30)

Junk / Scrap Licenses
:
$100.00/yearly.  Valid drivers license, registration and proof of insurance is required at the time of application.  IMPORTANT:  please refer to Section 8.29.310 of City Ordinances with regard to Scavenging of Authorized Recyclable Materials. (May 1 - April 30)

Landlord
Licenses:
Property owners need to have a valid license in place before renting out property.  Licenses are issued on a two year basis, based upon the city's calendar cycle.  Please contact the City Clerk's office for the appropriate fee.  Property Management companies must provide a copy of the current agreement at the time of application along with a copy of the property owner's current drivers license.  There is a $100.00 reinstatement fee if the license is suspended or revoked.
Multi-Unit (2+ units) $300.00 for the first unit, $100.00 per additional unit.  Please refer to Landlord License for all other required documentation.

Pet Registration
All licensing is based upon the length of your pet's rabies vaccination.  One year tag ($8.00), two year tag ($12.00), and three year tag ($16.00).  You must provide a copy of the rabies certificate at the time of application.  Please contact the City Clerk's office with any questions regarding Amendments to Title 6 Animals, Chapter 6.04, Section 6.04.205.  Dangerous animals defined-procedure, prohibiting or regulating the owning or keeping of dangerous animals including pit bull dogs (or any mix thereof), providing for permits for certain animals, penalties and violations.  Effective February 1, 2012, all pit bull and pit bull breeds are no longer allowed within city limits.