Business Registration

All businesses operating in non-residential districts within the City of St. Johns must register with the City prior to starting operations.

Applicants for registration shall file with the City Clerk an application, provided by the Clerk’s Office, disclosing the following information:

(1) The address at which the business is conducted.
(2) The name of the business to be conducted on the property.
(3) The nature of the business to be conducted on the property.
(4) The name, address, and phone number of the business owner.
(5) Emergency contact information.

There is no fee for registering a business          

Application for Business Registration 

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Local Development Finance Authority

The Local Development Financing Act, Public Act 281 of 1986, as amended, allows a city, village, or urban township to utilize tax increment financing to fund public infrastructure improvements. This tool is designed to promote economic growth and job creation. Communities across Michigan have utilized LDFA districts to extend sewer and water lines, to construct roads, and to service manufacturing, agricultural processing, and high technology operations.

The financing mechanism allows for the capture of the incremental growth of local property taxes over a period of time to fund public infrastructure improvements. By leveraging future tax increments, the LDFA is able to finance these public improvements, which can lead to new development opportunities within the community.

Staff contact for the LDFA: Jon Stoppels, City Manager, (989) 224-8944 ext. 220, 

Any other information required by MCL 125.4910(1) can be obtained at St. Johns City Offices, 100 E. State Street, Suite #1100, St. Johns, Michigan 48879.

Resolution Creating LDFA

TIF & Development Plan



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