How to Apply for a Motor Fuel Retail Outlet License

This Motor Fuel Retail Outlet License application is not a renewal application. If you did not receive your Motor Fuel Retail renewal in the mail, please call 800-292-3939, and we will e-mail you a prefilled renewal application.

Before a person or business transfers, sells, dispenses or offers for sale motor fuel in the state of Michigan, they must obtain a license from the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development for each retail outlet owned by that person or business. Licenses are non-transferable. A change in ownership or location will require a new license.

A retail outlet is identified as an establishment at which motor fuel is sold or offered for sale to the public.


Type of Application - Motor Fuel Retail Outlet License (A Michigan Motor Fuels Quality Act requirement))

Renew Yearly - New Year License Application Due by 9/1; Current Year License Expires 11/30

Inspections - Inspections are not required prior to licensing. Inspections are performed on a random basis.

Fee  - None  

 

For answers to your questions about motor fuel retail outlet licenses contact:

 

 

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
Central Licensing Unit
P.O. Box 30017
Lansing, Michigan 48909
517-284-5771

How to Apply for A Motor Fuel Retail Outlet License

Complete an application (see below) for motor fuel retail outlet license for each retail outlet location.

Mail the application to the State of Michigan to:

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
Laboratory Division
P.O. Box 30776
Lansing, Michigan 48909

To get a copy of an application, click either of the following:

Notice: Motor Fuel Licenses Applications are due September 1 of each year; Current Year Licenses Expire November 30 of each year

The Michigan Motor Fuels Quality Act requires that a person engaged in retail motor fuel sales apply by September 1 of each year to obtain a license from the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development. This license expires November 30 each year and is not transferable from one owner to the next or from one location to the next.

This Motor Fuel Retail Outlet License application is not a renewal application. If you did not receive your Motor Fuel Retail renewal in the mail, please call 800-292-3939, and we will e-mail you a prefilled renewal application.