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611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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.
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
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
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).
Bureau of Survey & Certification
Monday - Friday. 8:00am - 5:00pm
Formerly housed in the Bureau of Community and Health Systems, BSC was established in 2022 to provide sole oversight of the federal survey and certification process for over 20 healthcare provider types. Functions of BSC include federal complaint investigations, routine annual surveys, and monitoring and enforcement of federal regulations which serve to protect the health, safety, and quality of care received by Michigan residents.
Cannabis Regulatory Agency
Medical Marijuana Facility Licensing: 517-284-8599
Adult-Use Licensing: 517-284-8599
Michigan Medical Marijuana Program: 517-284-8599
Enforcement Division: 517-284-8599
Hemp Processing: 517-284-0815
Medical Marijuana Facility Licensing: CRA-MedicalMarijuana@michigan.gov
Adult-Use Licensing: CRA-Adult-Use-Marijuana@michigan.gov
Social Equity Program: CRA-SocialEquity@michigan.gov
Michigan Medical Marijuana Program: CRA-MMMPINFO@michigan.gov
Enforcement Division: CRA-Enforcement@michigan.gov
Hemp Processing: CRA-Hemp@michigan.gov
Media Inquiries: CRA-Media@michigan.gov
Oversees cannabis in Michigan. CRA regulates the state's cannabis facilities and licensees, including growers, processors, transporters, provisioning centers, safety compliance facilities, and hemp processors. The bureau also oversees the state's patient registry program and administers the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.
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.
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.
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.
Corporations, Securities and 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.
Finance and Administrative Services
Within LARA, the Finance and Administrative Services Bureau (FAS) provides core centralized support services to the department’s agencies, bureaus, commissions, and external customers. Primary services within FAS include budgeting, accounting, information technology, procurement, office services, security, privacy, and compliance. FAS facilitates these services in support of the department’s mission to protect people and promote business in Michigan.
Director/State Fire Marshall
Serves the training needs of Michigan firefighters; reviews plans, and inspects state-regulated facilities for fire and life safety.
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Provides equitable and responsive human resources to support Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in achieving its mission to protect people and promote business in Michigan.
Legal Affairs Office
For FOIA Matters: LARAFOIAInfo@michigan.gov
Leads the coordination and oversight of legal, compliance, and tribal matters for LARA. The office also oversees the FOIA Section, which is responsible for coordinating responses to FOIA requests submitted to LARA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Policy and Legislative Affairs
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
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.
All Other Inquiries
Please use the general contact information below for all other inquiries.