To practice business in the City of Muskegon, there are many steps you must go through to complete the process. General guidelines include:

1. Determine your business’ legal structure
2. Obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number
3. Obtain any Special Licenses from State or County level
4. Register your Business name

The top three guidelines are generally handled at the Federal and State levels. Visit the IRS website for Federal guidelines and forms and www.michigan.gov for State guidelines and forms.

Getting Started

How to Start a Business in the City of Muskegon
Business Resource Guide
Guide to Starting a Business in Michigan (Provided by Michigan.gov)
Registering With the City of Muskegon
Business Registration City Ordinance