Ordinance, Policies & Licenses
The following is a listing of ordinances, policies, licenses and guides for properties within the DDA district:
City of Clawson Guide to Development – application, checklist and explanation of the timeline for the review process.
City Center Ordinance outlines accepted business uses for properties in the district, regulations regarding building signage, outdoor seating, and more.
Site Plan Review Ordinance outlines the standards for planning, construction and/or improvements.
Portable Sign Regulations – as in the Clawson Sign Ordinance
*note: all other signage for the DDA is addressed in the City Center Ordinance
Initial Merchant’s Ordinance explains licensing required for each trade or business located within the city – except for attorneys, doctors, accountants and persons licensed under other ordinances.
Merchant’s License Application
Redevelopment Liquor License – a special license available only within the DDA district. As with all liquor licensing, it is approved and regulated by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. A resolution of support from Clawson City Council is mandatory for the application. Contact DDA Director Joan Horton to learn the requirements for this license and the process for application.
*see the FAQ page and the MLCC website for more information.
City of Clawson Liquor License Application – all liquor license applicants must also receive a city license which is renewed annually