Apply for an Ambulance Company License

Do you treat and transport people who need immediate medical attention? Did you know that you will need an Ambulance Company License to provide this service in the City of Grand Rapids?

Online

Check your eligibility

Any public or private ambulance that transports sick or injured people needs a license. Make sure you have a State of Michigan license before you apply for your city license.

Gather your information

We'll need to know a few things about your company before we issue a license. Here's a look at what we need from you:

  • A copy of your State of Michigan license
  • A certificate of insurance showing $1,000,000 of liability insurance
  • City of Grand Rapids must be listed as an additional insured on the certificate of insurance
  • A completed Vehicle Description Form(PDF, 95KB) identifying vehicle color schemes and insignia

Check out these resources for more info about the application process:

Ambulance Company Checklist(PDF, 181KB)

Ambulance Service Ordinance

Have your Visa or MasterCard ready

There is a $328 application fee for a new license. If you're renewing an existing license, you'll pay $201. Application fees are non-refundable.

There's no extra processing fee to pay with a card online. We accept Visa and MasterCard payments online.

Complete the online application

We have an online form to guide you through this process. The application might take some time. That's why we recommend that you gather all the required information first.

Complete the application in English

We'll review your application

It takes us 5-10 business days to process applications. Keep in mind that it may take longer to process your application if we find that you need to make changes. If we need to conduct an inspection, the process could take longer.

We'll call or email you when your license is ready. You'll have the option to pick it up, or we can mail it to you.

Renew your license

We use a standard licensing year of July 1 through June 30 for all businesses. Your license will expire on June 30 regardless of when you apply. The fees are the same no matter when you apply during the year.

Paper Form

Check your eligibility

Any public or private ambulance that transports sick or injured people needs a license. Make sure you have a State of Michigan license before you apply for your city license.

Gather your information

We'll need to know a few things about your company before we issue a license. Here's a look at what we need from you:

  • A copy of your State of Michigan license
  • A certificate of insurance showing $1,000,000 of liability insurance
  • City of Grand Rapids must be listed as an additional insured on the certificate of insurance
  • A completed Vehicle Description Form(PDF, 95KB) identifying vehicle color schemes and insignia

Check out these resources for more info about the application process:

Ambulance Company Checklist(PDF, 181KB)

Ambulance Service Ordinance

Have your payment ready

There is a $480 license application fee for the first cart and $24 for each extra cart. Application fees are non-refundable. Here's a look at our accepted payment methods:

MAILED PAYMENTS

  • Check
  • Money order

IN PERSON PAYMENTS

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money order
  • Credit or debit cards (Visa, Discover, or MasterCard)

Download and print the online application

Fill out the PDF application and return it to us by mail or in person.

Download the application in English

Mail or drop off your completed application

Make sure you have the appropriate payment ready. Refer to step 3 for accepted payment methods.

We'll review your application

It takes us 5-10 business days to process applications. Keep in mind that it may take longer to process your application if we find that you need to make changes. If we need to conduct an inspection, the process could take longer.

We'll call or email you when your license is ready. You'll have the option to pick it up, or we can mail it to you.

Renew your license

We use a standard licensing year of July 1 through June 30 for all businesses. Your license will expire on June 30 regardless of when you apply. The fees are the same no matter when you apply during the year.

Phone

Make sure we're open

Our office hours are 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday. We are out of the office on public holidays.

Call us for instructions

You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. We'll get you all the information you need to apply for your business license.

In Person

Check your eligibility

Any public or private ambulance that transports sick or injured people needs a license. Make sure you have a State of Michigan license before you apply for your city license.

Gather your information

We'll need to know a few things about your company before we issue a license. Here's a look at what we need from you:

  • A copy of your State of Michigan license
  • A certificate of insurance showing $1,000,000 of liability insurance
  • City of Grand Rapids must be listed as an additional insured on the certificate of insurance
  • A completed Vehicle Description Form(PDF, 95KB) identifying vehicle color schemes and insignia

Check out these resources for more info about the application process:

Ambulance Company Checklist(PDF, 181KB)

Ambulance Service Ordinance

Have your payment ready

There is a $328 application fee for a new license. If you're renewing an existing license, you'll pay $201. Application fees are non-refundable. Here's a look at our accepted payment methods:

IN PERSON PAYMENTS

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money order
  • Credit or debit cards (Visa, Discover, or MasterCard)

Visit our office to apply

Visit us on the 2nd floor of City Hall. Our address is in the Contact Us section of this page. We'll get you an application and answer all of your questions about the process. Make sure you have your payment ready. You can see our accepted payment methods in step 3 above.

We'll review your application

It takes us 5-10 business days to process applications. Keep in mind that it may take longer to process your application if we find that you need to make changes. If we need to conduct an inspection, the process could take longer.

We'll call or email you when your license is ready. You'll have the option to pick it up, or we can mail it to you.

Renew your license

We use a standard licensing year of July 1 through June 30 for all businesses. Your license will expire on June 30 regardless of when you apply. The fees are the same no matter when you apply during the year.