Obsolete Ordinance Confuses Detroit Small Business Owners

Cleaning Hats in Detroit, Michigan Still Requires a License, Per an Outdated Law.

Even though hat-wearing is no longer a popular fashion, the city still has an ordinance mandating businesses that wash hats get a license. The ordinance was written for a time when people would drop their expensive hats off at businesses that only cleaned hats, according to Kevin Jones, the manager of the city’s Business License Division. Those businesses no longer exist in Detroit.

Although the reason behind the ordinance may no longer apply, you can start your licensing process for Detroit here.