Navigating City Processes
City Compliance Guide
The City of Detroit Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED) oversees business license, certificate of compliance, and permit processes for Detroit business owners. Here's what you need to know to stay in compliance.
What is a District Business Liaison (DBL)?
District Business Liaisons, aka DBLs, help business owners navigate city processes, connect owners to resources, and inform policy and process improvements that benefit all Detroit small businesses.
City of Detroit
Open for Business Guide
There are 5 phases to opening your business in the City of Detroit. Whether you're signing a lease, purchasing a building, or working on construction, this guide will help you understand the processes involved.
Development Resource Center
Starting a new building project?
The Detroit Development Resource Center's easy-to-navigate and straightforward online systems will allow you to submit plans and apply for building permits faster than ever before: schedule a preliminary plan review and learn where your project is permitted.
CONNECT WITH CITY PROCESSES
The City of Detroit has online resources to get you and your small business the help you need. Check out the links below for information on a variety of City processes.