Licensing, Certification and Registration.  For more MDA licensing information, call 517-241-6666.
  • MDARD Online Licensing System

    An overview of MDARD's online licensing system Accela.

    Attention Food Licensees:

    Due to technical difficulties with our licensing system, MDARD has extended the license renewal deadline for all food establishment licensed and inspected by MDARD to May 31. Late fees will not be assessed until after this extended deadline. We hope this will alleviate any difficulties in meeting the renewal deadline. If you have licensing questions, please contact MDARD at 800-292-3939.

  • Welcome to MDARD's Licensing, Certification and Registration Page!

    The department licenses a wide variety of businesses and services. Below you will find a list of them by TYPE, and also in ALPHABETICAL order. Not sure what license you need? Check out the LICENSING DECISION TREE. There is also a link below to help you replace a LOST OR MISPLACED license. If you still can't find what you're looking for, call us at 517-284-5771 and someone will be glad to assist you.

  • MDARD Licenses Listed by Type

    All of MDARD's licenses on one easy page.

  • MDARD Licenses Listed Alphabetically by License Name

    All of MDARD's licenses on one easy page.

  • MDARD Licensing Decision Tree

    Find out if MDARD has the right license for you.

  • Have You Lost or Misplaced Your MDARD License? Request a Replacement Here! PDF iconMDARD provides a simple form allowing individuals and businesses to replace a misplaced MDARD license.
  • Certified Pesticide Applicator and Registered Technician Exams

    Certified Pesticide Applicator and Registered Technician paper-based exams are offered by MDARD at various locations throughout the state by appointment. Schedule it at Michigan.gov/pestexam.  For computer-based exams, schedule online at Metrosignup.com  (Note:  Computer-based exams have an additional fee per test).

Not every business in Michigan is required to be licensed by the State of Michigan. To find out if your new venture could require a state license, use this search feature to search our licenses list to see if you need a license or permit.
Find a licensed firm in Michigan, from pesticide businesses to retail establishments, and more.
Information on licensing Michigan Ag Products, from Christmas trees to Animal Feed.
Information on licensing pet shops, riding stables, fish farms, and more.
Information on all types of food licensing, certifications and registrations. From dairy related to grocery stores, and more.
For the registration of horses, breeders and owners so as to render them eligible for racing and breeder/owner awards.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is charged with certifying sites where industrial hemp is to be grown under the authority of the federal Agriculture Act of 2014 and the state Industrial Hemp Research Act of 2014.
Good migrant labor housing is an essential element in securing an adequate supply of seasonal agricultural workers.
Information on Integrated Pest Management (IPM), pesticide registration, certification, and licensing of business, personnel and the pesticides themselves.
Retail Motor Fuel Outlet licensing information, applications and forms.
Info on Weights & Measures service person and agency registration, as well as weights and measures advisories.