Business License Applications

License Documents and Information

The licensing applications, short description of the license type and relevant code or public act for more information.

  • Animal Business (Kennel) (PDF) -License for a commercial business that cares for, maintains, boards, etc. other people's dogs.  - Chapter 18, Article I, Westland Code of Ordinances
  • Animal Business (Pet Store) (PDF) - License for a commercial business engaged in buying, selling, renting, or exhibiting animals as pets.  - Chapter 18, Article I, Westland Code of Ordinances
  • Christmas Tree Sales (PDF) - License for temporary sale of Christmas trees during the Christmas season.  - Chapter 18, Article III, Westland Code of Ordinances
  • Collision Bump and Paint Shop (PDF) - License for any place, indoors or outdoors, where motor vehicles are repaired or painted for a charge, etc.  - Chapter 26, Article IV, Westland Code of Ordinances
  • Going Out of Business (PDF) - License for a going out of business, bankruptcy, etc. sale. It is good for 30 days and must be renewed for any period in excess of 30 days.  - Michigan Public Act 39 of 1961, Section 442
  • Junkyard (PDF) - License for any business engaged in the acquisition, storage, or selling of "Junk" as defined in the ordinance.  - Chapter 26, Article VI, Westland Code of Ordinances
  • Liquor License (PDF) - For any changes to an existing liquor license or a request for a new license - application must be made with the City of Westland in order to be approved by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.  - Chapter 10, Section 3, Westland Code of Ordinances
  • Marijuana Business License (PDF) - For the licensing of medical and adult-use marijuana businesses. Before applying, review the Application Consideration Policy (PDF) for more information- Chapter 27, Westland Code of Ordinances
  • Massage Parlor Employee, Practitioner, Instructor, Apprentice (PDF) - Chapter 26, Article VII, Westland Code of Ordinances
  • Massage Parlor - Renewal Only (PDF) - Renewal applications are required each year for existing businesses.  - Chapter 26, Article VII, Westland Code of Ordinances.
  • Mechanical and Electronic Amusement (PDF) - License for any machine, device, or contrivance, mechanical or electronic, activated by coin, token, or plate, operated for entertainment or amusement as a game or test of skill. - Chapter 14, Article V, Westland Code of Ordinances
  • Pool and Billiard Room (and Tables) (PDF) - License for any business that maintains or operates a pool or billiard room. - Chapter 14, Article II, Westland Code of Ordinances
  • Precious Metals and Gems Sales (PDF) - License for any dealer of jewelry, a precious gem, or an item containing gold, silver, or platinum.  - Chapter 26, Article XIII, Westland Code of Ordinances
  • Public Entertainment (PDF) - License to conduct, exhibit or maintain any circus, outdoor movie, outdoor entertainment area, concession stand or amusement stand, or any other outdoor entertainment for which payment is demanded.  - Chapter 14, Article III, Westland Code of Ordinances
  • Secondhand Dealer (PDF) - License to maintain and operate a business to purchase and sell secondhand / junk goods.  - Michigan Public Act 350 of 1917, Section 445
  • Soliciting, Canvassing, Peddling (PDF) - License to go door to door, house to house, place to place and street to street for the purpose of soliciting goods, services, etc. as outlined in the ordinance.  - Chapter 26, Article IX, Westland Code of Ordinances
  • Street Vendor (PDF) - License for any person who sells or peddles on the streets, door to door of homes, offices, stores, restaurants, or other places of business, food, or other products not produced by himself.  - Chapter 26, Article X, Westland Code of Ordinances
  • Temporary Sales / Temporary Structures (PDF) - License for temporary sales, uses, or special events and temporary buildings and structures.  - Zoning Ordinance 110, Section 4.13
  • Used Car Dealer (PDF) - License for a person or business engaged in purchasing, selling, exchanging, or dealing in secondhand motor vehicles.  - Chapter 26, Article XII, Westland Code of Ordinances