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Michigan TODS Eligibility Criteria

Regulations for Participation
  • The business or activity must be listed on the Pure Michigan website (www.michigan.org)
  • The business or activity must be in operation 40 hours per week and 5 days per week, one of which must be a Saturday or Sunday during the normal business season for that particular type of tourist oriented activity
  • The business or activity must have an attendance of at least 2000 in 12 consecutive months.
  • The business or activity must derive a major portion of its income from motorists not residing within 10 miles of the activity
  • The maximum distance of services from signed intersections for all establishments are as follows:
    • Upper Peninsula – 15 miles
    • Lower Peninsula – 10 miles
  • Upper Peninsula - All food-service businesses may participate
  • North of M-46 – Will not be part of a national chain, unless the building the business is located in is listed on the State or National Register of Historic Places
  • South of M-46 - Will not be part of a national chain, unless the building the business is located in is listed on the State or National Register of Historic Places or located in a township with a population less than 6,000 and located 3 or more miles driving distance from a city boundary of 50,000 or more
  • Upper Peninsula - All lodging establishments may participate
  • Lower Peninsula - Will not be part of a national chain, unless the building the business is located in is listed on the State or National Register of Historic Places

    Modern - Trailer, Camper, and Tent Camping

    • Facility must be licensed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
    • 25 or more campsites available for overnight use
    • Electric service must be available
    • Drinking water, showers, and flush toilets available
    • Telephone available to the public during all hours of operation
    • Sanitary service for trailers and campers must be present

    Rustic - Tent Camping Only

    • Facility must be licensed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
    • 25 or more camp sites available for overnight use
    • Drinking water and pit or flush toilets
  • Antiques
  • Crafts
  • Malls
  • Winery
  • Farm Markets
  • Theatre
  • Galleries
  • Memorials
  • Reservations
  • Museums
  • Tours
    • Buildings
    • Districts
    • Structures
    • Objects
    • Sites
    • The property must be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and an official Michigan Historical Marker must be in place.

    This resource is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has an official Michigan Historical Marker. Proof of designation and marker placement are required.

    Submit medium sized images of the National Register approval letter and a photograph of the Michigan Historical Marker, erected onside, via separate email to michiganlogos@interstatelogos.com

  • Resorts
  • Riding Stables
  • Camping
  • Golf
  • Sports Complexes
  • Speedway
  • Amusement Park

Hours Exceptions

Wineries / Distilleries Open for business a minimum of 30 hours per week and 5 days per week, of which one day must be either Saturday or Sunday, and for a minimum of 5 months.

Drive-In-Theater Open for business a minimum of 5 days per week, of which one day must be either Saturday or Sunday, opening at dusk.

Race Track / Speedway Open for business for a minimum of 10 race events per year.