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The Online Forms page is where you go to fill out any applications necessary to start your business.
Here is what you can do on the Online Forms page
Filling out the form
The MBOS Online Forms are divided into sections based upon the information to be entered into the form. These sections are displayed in tabs underneath the form's name.
Switching between the tabs by clicking on them shows the form's various fields. The Online Forms will be partially filled with applicable information (Business name, primary address, etc). These partially filled fields will be read-only and appear 'sunken'. Red asterisks before the entry box indicate required fields.
Attaching Files to a form
Some forms may need additional documents submitted with them. If this is the case, there will be an Attachments tab on the page which will allow digital copies of the additional documents to be sent with the form to reduce processing time.
The Browse button will open a window to select the appropriate file from your computer and the Add button will send the file.
Signing and Submitting a form
All forms, once completely filled out, must be signed and submitted through the Signature tab. We suggest you preview the form before submitting it. To sign and submit the form all required fields must be filled in, you must click the Sign and Submit button in the Signature tab, and you must click OK.
Any required fields which are not filled in or any incorrectly formatted fields will display as a series of messages above the tabs. These messages can be clicked to bring you directly to the fields with a problem.
At the bottom of the page are four buttons for the form:
The Save button will save all data and attachments made to the form. If you close and reopen the form, the form will open with the data and attachments present when the form was last saved.
The Preview button will open a PDF version of the form containing the information already filled.
The Cancel button will exit out of the form and return to the My Workspace page. If you chose to save the changes, they will be saved and reopening the form will return you to this point. Choosing to not save the changes will drop all changes made to the form since the last time the form was saved.
The Start Over button will completely revert any changes made to the form, leaving it unfilled and without any attachments.
Business Profile Data
Corporate DBA Names
Some Online forms will require information on your businesses' assumed names or the business names of employees. These names will need to be added to the Business Profile's DBA tab before they can be used in form filing.
Some Online forms will need information on a specific location for the license or permit for which is being applied. This location information will need to be added to the Business Profile's Addresses tab before it can be used in form filing.
Forms which require multiple signatures
Some Online Forms will require multiple signatures before being ready to submit. Upon completing the form, the filer will be able to add the first signature to the form. In doing so the form will be locked and no further edits to the information or attachments will be allowed. At this point, the filer can alert the appropriate persons to access and add their signatures to the form.
Locking and Unlocking
Adding a signature to the form will lock the form and prevent any editing to preserve the validity of the signatures on the form. Should changes need to be made to the form or it's attached files, the form may be unlocked by anyone able to access the form, but unlocking the form will remove all signatures present on the form.
Completing the Form
Once the form has all of the required signatures, the form can be submitted by clicking the Submit button. This will send the form and all of its attachments to the shopping cart for payment.
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