Contact Information

Agency Contacts

For the most efficient response time, please direct your inquiries to the appropriate agency. To determine the appropriate agency, reference the agency descriptions below.

Bureau of Professional Licensing

Includes the Enforcement Division, Licensing Division, and Investigations & Inspections Division. BPL is responsible for licensing and regulating over 700,000 individuals who are regulated by either the Michigan Occupational Code or the Public Health Code. BPL is also responsible for maintaining the Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP), and the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS).


Director: Debra Gagliardi

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 517-241-0199
Fax: 517-241-9416

Child Care Licensing Bureau

The Child Care Licensing Bureau performs state licensing regulatory duties as required by state laws and federal requirements. The bureau program is designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of children receiving care and services in licensed child care settings. Activities include issuance of state licenses, routine inspections, complaint investigations, enforcement of state and federal requirements, and a host of other regulatory activities.


Director: Emily Laidlaw 

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 517-284-9730

Community and Health Systems

Performs state licensing and federal certification regulatory duties as required by state and federal laws. The bureau programs are designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of individuals receiving care and services through various covered licensed/certified provider types. Activities include issuance of state licenses and construction permits, routine inspections, complaint investigations, enforcement of state and federal requirements, and a host of other regulatory activities. The bureau covers more than 20 various provider types.


Director: Larry Horvath

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 517-763-0213
Fax: 517-241-3354

Construction Codes

Administers the Construction Code Act, the Building Officials Registration Act, electrical, mechanical and plumbing licensing laws, as well as the boiler, elevator, and manufactured housing programs. The bureau also ensures an orderly and consistent review of subdivision plats and administers the statewide program of monumenting and remonumenting the original US government public land survey property. The State Boundary Commission within the bureau is responsible for adjudicating many types of municipal boundary adjustments.


Director: Keith Lambert

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 517-241-9313
Fax: 517-241-9570

Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing

Performs the public facing duties of helping to grow business activity in Michigan through the Corporations Division, and by protecting the health, welfare, and safety of Michigan citizens through regulatory and licensing functions of the Securities & Audit and Commercial Licensing divisions. Also, within the Bureau's administration are centralized bureau functions such as IT & web development, budget, finance, and imaging.


Director: Linda Clegg

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 517-241-9223
Fax: 517-241-0290

Finance & Administrative Services

Provides the most timely, effective and efficient financial, procurement, budget and office support services to our customers enabling them to provide quality services to their customers.


Director: Dan Horn

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Fire Services

Serves the training needs of Michigan firefighters; reviews plans, and inspects state-regulated facilities for fire and life safety.


Director and State Fire Marshal: Kevin Sehlmeyer

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 517-241-8847
Fax: 517-335-4061

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), MCL 15.231 et seq.

Provides public access to existing records and information upon written request. It is the public policy of this state that all persons, except those persons incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities, are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees, consistent with this Act. The people shall be informed so that they may fully participate in the democratic process.

Effective December 28, 2018, the requirements for submitting and handling a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request have changed. LEARN HOW.


Director: Nicholas Gobbo

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 517-335-3327
Fax: 517-335-4037

Human Resources

Follows the guiding principles of collaboration, inclusion, integrity, and measurable outcomes to guide the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in its mission to help Michigan reinvent its regulatory system so that Michigan continues to grow as a competitive state for business attraction.


Director: Margie Holben

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 517-241-1196
Fax: 517-284-9953

Marijuana Regulatory Agency

Oversees marijuana in Michigan. MRA regulates the state's marijuana facilities and licensees, including growers, processors, transporters, provisioning centers and safety compliance facilities. The bureau also oversees the state's patient registry program and administers Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.


Executive Director: Andrew Brisbo

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Medical Marijuana Facility Licensing
Phone: 517-284-8599
Email: MRA-MedicalMarijuana@michigan.gov

Adult-Use Licensing
Phone: 517-284-8599
Email: MRA-Adult-Use-Marijuana@michigan.gov

Social Equity
Email: MRA-SocialEquity@michigan.gov

Michigan Medical Marijuana Program
(Patients/Caregivers)

Phone: 517-284-6400
Email: MRA-MMMPINFO@michigan.gov

Enforcement Division
Phone: 517-284-8599
Email: MRA-Enforcement@michigan.gov

Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules

The Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules (MOAHR), created by EO 2019-06 and modified by EO 2019-13, is a Type I agency within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

MOAHR includes a centralized administrative hearing system with several divisions of administrative law judges, the Michigan Tax Tribunal, and the office that oversees administrative rulemaking for all state departments.

With offices located in Lansing, Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, and Traverse City, MOAHR's organizational mission is to conduct administrative hearings and aid in the promulgation of rules, providing a timely, professional, sound, impartial and respectful process consistent with all legal requirements.


Executive Director: Suzanne Sonneborn

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 517-335-2484
Fax: 517-335-6696

Michigan Public Service Commission

Administers policies and regulations to protect the public by ensuring safe, reliable, and accessible energy and telecommunications services at reasonable rates for Michigan's residents.

Chairperson: Dan Scripps

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 1-800-292-9555
Fax: 517-284-8293

Michigan Indigent Defense Commission

Works to ensure the state's public defense system is fair, cost-effective and constitutional while simultaneously protecting public safety and accountability.


Interim Executive Director: Marla McCowan 

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 517-657-3066
Fax: 866-291-0874

Michigan Liquor Control Commission

Regulates the availability of alcoholic beverages for consumption while protecting the consumer and general public through regulation of the related industries.


Chairperson: Patrick Gagliardi

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 866-813-0011
Fax: 517-763-0057

Office of Communications

Responds to inquiries from the news media, issues news releases about important developments in programs and services, and provides public information and news of internal departmental events and policies. Ensures that key information is communicated to both the internal and external customers of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.


Director: Suzanne Thelen

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 517-335-5272
Fax: 517-241-1580

mediainfo@michigan.gov

(For media inquiries only)

Policy and Legislative Affairs

Follows legislation affecting the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and its bureaus and serves as liaison between the Governor's Office of Regulatory Reinvention and bureaus on rule making issues.


Interim Director: Marnie Triemstra 

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 517-241-4580
Fax: 517-241-9822

About LARA

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is composed of the following agencies, bureaus and commissions that promote business growth and job creation through streamlined, simple, fair, and efficient regulation, and at the same time protect the health and safety of Michigan's citizens.

Organizational Details

Director: Orlene Hawks
Organizational Chart

Contact Information

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 517-335-9700
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Mailing Address

Ottawa Building
611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
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