Required State License(s):
A license is not required, however, a person engaged in the practice of interior design may be eligible to be added to a State list of Interior Designers. Contact the Department Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Commercial Services at (517) 241-9288 for licensure information or visit our website at www.michigan.gov/interiordesigners.
Other Possible License(s):
A Sales Tax license may be needed. You may call the Michigan Department of Treasury at (517) 636-4660 and request a sales tax license.
Personalized sales tax returns and a payment schedule will be mailed to you within four to six weeks after the registration has been processed. If you have questions about this process, please call the Michigan Department of Treasury at (517) 636-4730.
On August 14, 1995, the Gongwer stated, "the Attorney General has ruled (Opinion No. 6864) that an interior or building designer who is not regulated by the state must have a license if they engage in work relating to plumbing, mechanical contracting or electrical contracting.
" The Occupational Code specifically exempts interior designers and building designers from regulation. The Attorney General said, "it would be absurd to permit them to engage in other practices which are regulated unless they first meet the education, experience and other requirements."
The Attorney General also ruled that a person affected by such unlicensed work may seek an injunction to halt it.