• The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) oversees the licensing and regulation of more than 1.2 million individuals and entities in Michigan on an annual basis. LARA supports business growth and job creation while safeguarding Michigan's citizens through a simple, fair, efficient and transparent regulatory structure.

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  • Fire Prevention Week Fire Prevention Week: Hear the beep where you sleep, every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm

    Gov. Rick Snyder proclaimed October 4-10 as Fire Prevention Week to emphasize the importance of having multiple home smoke alarms, urge citizens to install smoke alarms in every bedroom and on every level of their home, including the basement, and routinely test and maintain them to make sure they work.

  • Seminar Understanding Your Options for Raising Capital in Michigan Seminars The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the Corporations, Securities and Commercial Licensing Bureau are conducting seminars in an effort to educate entrepreneurs and others that could benefit from gaining an understanding of their options for raising capital in Michigan.
  • Upwardly Global Logo An Online Resource for Skilled Immigrants Working through Upwardly Global, LARA has created an online resource for skilled immigrants, providing important information on how to become a licensed professional in Michigan.
  • LARA Services for Veterans LARA Services for Veterans The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has prepared a compilation of services that may apply to Michigan's Veterans, active military and military families. These services include occupational or business licensing, construction, workplace safety and health, and utility assistance.