April 15, 2016 at 9:56 am #6006
Site Administrator / Forum ModeratorKeymasterUnder “Operation Torque Wrench”, the Secretary of State announced the closure of 9 unlicensed repair shops in Michigan as enforcement team goes into full swing. ASA Michigan announced last fall that the Department of State had undergone some reorganization that included moving some existing employees on to a licensing enforcement team. In addition, we did a local news story in Detroit about it 18 months ago and another in West Michigan about 6 weeks ago regarding unlicensed shops and the frustrations that they create to those doing business respecting the law. We also mentioned earlier this year that the Department of State was out inspecting – and we continue to get phone calls that this remains on-going.#autoshoplicensing
616-340-2380October 10, 2017 at 4:38 pm #29425
My son and I have been discussing opening up a automotive repair shop for general maintenance, oil, tires, brakes, fluids, etc.. He will be enrolling to acquire all the ASE licenses necessary for each service. However, besides local municipality business licenses and service certifications. What other licenses are required to open a repair shop, state and local. Also are there any Hazmat licenses or disposal requirements as well. I would appreciate any feedback. Thank you.October 11, 2017 at 9:11 am #29448
Site Administrator / Forum ModeratorKeymaster
It varies depending on state, county, city and township.
Here are some of the ones you may encounter (and there may be others not listed here):
Fire department regulations
Repair Facility license
Sales tax license
For specifics in your area, contact the trade association for auto service shops in your state or city. We’ve created a list of trade associations here:
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