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​​The City Clerk's Office is responsible for issuing many permits and licenses. Some of the forms included on this page can be completed and mailed with proper payment to the City Clerk's Office. Applications can also be made in person weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Auctioneer License (PDF)

Backyard Chicken Permit-2-bird application (PDF)

Backyard Chicken Permit-6-bird application (PDF)

Amendments to the original Backyard Chicken Ordinance and permit process were approved on February 6, 2015. The amendments include the elimination of the "adjacent neighbor consent" form and the creation of two permit types, a 2-bird and a 6-bird permit. The 2-bird permit is a 1-year permit ($20). No neighbor notification required. To qualify, applicants must have no previous citations issued under Chapter 107. The 6-bird permit is granted for 5 years ($55). Prior to issuance of the this permit, the City Clerk will provide a 21-day notification to all adjacent property owners and occupants.

Banner Permit (PDF)

Block Party Permit (PDF)

Charitable Gaming License Application (Ann Arbor) (PDF)

Commercial Applicator of Pavement Sealant Application  (PDF)

Ann Arbor City Council has adopted an ordinance prohibiting the use and sale of pavement sealant products containing >0.1% Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) by weight, including coal tar-based sealer in the City of Ann Arbor. The ordinance was passed to help protect, restore, and preserve water quality and the health of residents.​ Effective January 1, 2017, commercial applicators of pavement sealant must register with the City. More information on coal tar-based sealants and the City's Ordinance is available on the City's Coal Tar Sealants page.

Commercial Quadricycle Permit Application (PDF)

Chapter 131 of the City Code, Commercial Quadricycles, was adopted by City Council on June 20, 2016. The new ordinance requires, effective July 1, 2016, all operators of Commercial Quadricycles in the City of Ann Arbor apply for an operating permit with the city clerk's office. Annual permits cost $145 and expire each March 1. The application process includes an inspection of the quadricycle by the Ann Arbor Police, as well as the required submission of a proposed route map, list of authorized drivers and proof of insurance. Application for permits can be made via the mail or in person. Commercial Quadricycles operating in the City of Ann Arbor without proper decals are in violation of the new ordinance and subject to penalty, per Chapter 131.

Dog Licensing (Link)

dog lic.pdf

Dog Park Packet 2018.pdf

Domestic Partnership Form (PDF)
Domestic Partnership Termination Form (PDF)

Gem and Precious Metal Dealer Application (PDF)

Going-out-of-business and Going-out-of-business Information (PDF)

Liquor License: On-Premise Application (PDF)

Liquor License: Redevelopment Application (PDF)

Manufactured Fertilizer Registration Form.pdf

Marriage Licenses (via Washtenaw County, 734.222.6720)

Medical Marijuana Information (Link)

Michigan Liquor Control Commission (i.e. link to Temporary Authorization Form(s))


Temporary Exemption from Maximum Permissible Sound Levels (PDF)



City Clerk
Jacqueline Beaudry
Larcom City Hall
Second Floor
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Fax: 734.994.8296

Hours: Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
(excluding holidays)