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Manufactured Home - Retailer License

Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

The Bureau of Construction Codes, Building Division of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs issues


Manufactured Home - Retailer License




Manufactured Housing General Rules


 1.  Applicability (activities that require the permit)

The license covers selling, leasing, renting, or exchanging (including brokering) manufactured homes

 2.  Pre-Application Requirements

Sales Tax Number: If you have not applied for a sales tax number, contact the Michigan Department of Treasury, Sales, Use and Withholding Taxes Division, Treasury Building, Lansing, Michigan 48922; 517-636-4730 or A sales tax number is not required if you only lease or rent homes.

Surety: For each location under your license, you must either post a $10,000 surety bond or deposit $10,000 in cash or securities, made payable to "State of Michigan" with the Building Division. If you decide to post the bond, you must file an original executed $10,000 "Manufactured Home Retailer's Surety Bond" for each of your locations with your application and it must be in effect on any day when you conduct business at the location.

Consumer Deposits: You must either establish an escrow account, post a consumer deposit bond, or deposit cash or securities in order to be licensed. If you decide to establish an escrow account, file the enclosed affidavit with your application. If you decide to post a consumer deposit bond, read Manufactured Housing Commission Rule 403(8-10) and then file the enclosed form with your application. If you decide to deposit cash or securities, read Rule 403(8-10) before making your deposit.

 3.  Application Submission Requirements

Complete the application forms and return them to the Building Division with the nonrefundable filing fee at least 30 days prior to the date you want to begin conducting business. Your application will not be processed without the fee or if incomplete. When your application is complete, it will be presented for approval to the Manufactured Housing Commission at its next regularly scheduled meeting. There is no written test for this license.

Application for Manufactured Home Retailer License

 4.  Procedures and Time-Frame for Obtaining Permit or Approval

5.  Operational Requirements

R 125.1213a License; failure to renew; expiration

Rule 213a (1) If a licensee fails to file a license renewal application with the department before October 1, then the license held shall expire in compliance with the act.

(2) An initial or renewal license under the act shall be issued for 3 years. Licenses shall expire on October 1 of the current licensing cycle.

 6.  Fees

Manufactured Home Retailer License or Additional Location - Fee $450.00

 7.  Appeal Process
 8.  Public Input Opportunities

Comments and Complaints:

Bureau of Construction Codes Web-site:  

E. Contact Information:

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Revised: 1/2014

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