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Change of Ownership

Food service establishment licenses are not transferable.

Michigan Food Law requires a new owner of a food service establishment to apply for a license and receive approval before assuming responsibility for the operation. The health department also requires a new owner to apply for an inspection, complete pages 1 – 6 of the Non-Routine Inspection Application, and submit a proposed menu. The inspection and worksheet will help health department staff determine if the facility and procedures as proposed by the new owner are acceptable. To view and print the applications and the worksheet, click below.  Call 810-257-3603 or email with any questions.