• 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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  • Scam Alert Scam Targets Corporations The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs warns Michigan corporations and limited liability companies from a non-governmental entity called "Division of Corporate Services" trying to collect a $150 fee to prepare corporate meeting minutes.
  • Fireworks Be Safe this Fourth of July. Use Caution with Fireworks. LARA's Bureau of Fire Services would like to remind everyone to practice fire safety when using fireworks this Independence Day to help ensure everyone has a happy and safe summer holiday.
  • LARA News Link LARA News Link The LARA News Link highlights the events and happenings of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Take a Stand Day 2015 Take A Stand Day "Take a Stand" for workplace safety and health. For this eleventh annual "Take a Stand Day," the MIOSHA program is dedicating more than 125 professional staff to visit Michigan high-hazard industries targeted by the MIOSHA Strategic Plan. Click here to schedule a visit. Submit your request by July 22, 2015.
  • RPM Logo Reinventing Performance in Michigan After nearly three years transforming state government, Michigan has become a leader in implementing positive changes for business. We must continue our momentum to change the reality and perception companies have of Michigan and become a top 10 business-friendly state.
  • 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.
  • Photo of businessman, fireman, female lab tech and male doctor standing in front of a flag. 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.