Local Government & Law Enforcement Resources

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission understands the important role that local units of government and local law enforcement agencies play in helping to enforce the Liquor Control Code. The resources below have been provided to assist local governmental units and law enforcement.


Licensing

Search For Retail Licenses By Local Governmental Unit
Contains detailed information on current retail licensees (on and off premises licenses), including violation history.  For information on Special Licenses and Manufacturers and Wholesalers licenses, please call 517-284-6250.

License Request Status Search
Check the status of pending applications for licensure—searchable by local governmental unit.

Objection to License Renewal / Recommendation for Revocation

Local Governmental Unit / Law Enforcement Approval Charts
Details which licenses do and do not require local governmental or law enforcement approval.

Local Governmental Unit Approval Form (LCC-106)
This form may be used by a local governmental unit's legislative body to approve or dissapprove license applications that require local governmental approval.

Local Governmental Unit Sunday Sales Opt Out List
List of localities that prohibit the sale of spirits for on or off premises consumption on Sunday.

Dry Local Governmental Units
This list contains local units of government that have not approved the sale of spirits, but where the sale of beer and wine is allowed.  In addition, a number of local units of government have not approved the sale of beer, wine, or spirits: in Allegan County - Fillmore Township and Overisel Township; in Gratiot County - Washington Township; and in Ottawa County - Olive Township and Zeeland Township.


Legalization of Sale of Spirits for On Premises Consumption

Pursuant to the Michigan Liquor Control Code, MCL 436.2101, a local governmental unit may allow the sale of spirits, in addition to beer and wine, for on premises consumption.  The local legislative body may vote to approve it or the voters may approve it by a ballot initiative held on a regular election date.

If the local governmental unit previously prohibited spirits through a submitted resolution, then it may rescind/reverse its action via a new resolution. Likewise, if the local governmental unit never adopted a resolution to legalize spirits after prohibition ended, a resolution may be submitted now for legalization purposes.  If the prohibition of spirits by the local governmental unit was done via a ballot initiative, the only option then is to take it up on another ballot and put it to a vote.  Once that vote is tallied, a form, completed by the Board of Canvassers, will need to be provided along with the results from the election.

A local governmental unit may use the sample forms below to submit to the Commission or submit its own certification that contains comparable language to approve the sale of spirits for on premises consumption in its jurisdiction.

Certificate of Board of Canvassers on Referendum on Sale of Spirits

Certification of Legislative Body on Sale of Spirits


Enforcement

Law Enforcement Officer’s Field Brochure

Law Enforcement Inspection Form

Law Enforcement Violation Report Form (LC-600)

Common Liquor Code Violations

Information on Alcoholic Beverage Consumption and Sampling in Unlicensed Premises


Finance

Law Grant Payments to Local Governmental Units