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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

Organization Details

Amy Gumbrecht

Director

Contact Information

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

517-241-0199

Fax: 517-241-9416

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).

Construction Codes

Organization Details

Keith Lambert

Director

Contact Information
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 517-241-9313

Fax: 517-241-9570

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.

Community and Health Systems

Organization Details

Larry Horvath

Director

Contact Information
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 517-335-1980

Fax: 517-763-0213

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.

Fire Services

Organization Details

Kevin Sehlmeyer

Director/State Fire Marshall

Contact Information
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 517-241-8847

Fax: 517-335-4061

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

Child Care Licensing Bureau

Organization Details

Emily Laidlaw

Director

Contact Information
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 517-284-9730

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.

Corporations, Securities and Commercial Licensing

Organization Details

Linda Clegg

Director

Contact Information
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 517-241-9223

Fax: 517-241-0290

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

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Dan Horn

Director

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Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

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.

Legal Affairs Office

Organization Details

Nicholas Gobbo

Director

Contact Information
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 517-335-3327

Fax: 517-335-4037

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

Organization Details

Kristen Staley

Executive Director

Contact Information
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 517-657-3066

Fax: 866-291-0874

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

Organization Details

Patrick Gagliardi

Chairperson

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Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 866-813-0011

Fax: 517-763-0057

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

Organization Details

Suzanne Sonneborn

Executive Director

Contact Information
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 517-335-2484

Fax: 517-335-6696

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

Organization Details

Dan Scripps

Chairperson

Contact Information
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 1-800-292-9555

Fax: 517-284-8293

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.

Cannabis Regulatory Agency

Organization Details

Andrew Brisbo

Executive Director

Contact Information
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Medical Marijuana Facility Licensing: 517-284-8599

Adult-Use Licensing: 517-284-8599

Michigan Medical Marijuana Program: 517-284-6400

Enforcement Division: 517-284-8599

Hemp Processing: 517-284-0815

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.

Human Resources

Organization Details

Margie Holben

Director

Contact Information
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 517-241-1196

Fax: 517-284-9953

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.

Office of Communications

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Suzanne Thelen

Director

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Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 517-335-5272

Fax: 517-241-1580

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

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Paige Fults

Director

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Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 517-241-4580

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.

About LARA

Organization Details

Orlene Hawks

Director

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Mailing Address

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

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Contact Information
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Phone: 517-335-9700

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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.