New Business Registration

New businesses within the city limits must register with the City and pass an inspection by a City Inspector and the Fire Marshall prior to opening for business.

Please click here to download the New Business Registration form and contact the Planning & Inspection Department to schedule your inspection.


On November 7, 2017, the Michigan City Common Council adopted Ordinance 4455 creating Section 26-2 in Chapter 26 of the City Code to require new businesses to register with the Planning & Inspection Department prior to receiving water service. No new business will receive water service until a certificate of registration from the Planning & Inspection Department is provided to the Department of Water Works.