Own a Business in Dearborn? Claim It on Patch

There's no cost to take advantage of the perks we offer with our free listings for businesses and institutions, so why not click that "Claim it!" button today? Here's how it works.

Do you own a business in Dearborn?

You may already know that Patch Places is the spot to find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and more for shops, restaurants and more around Dearborn, but did you know you can take control of your business' listing for free?

Yes, you read that right. Free. We want you to claim your listing and make it your own. Business owners who claim their listings can add additional details and post new photos. You can also update some of the existing information on your page.

Extending your weekend hours? With a claimed listing, you can update your hours as soon as you make the decision. Offering a new service? You can post information on that, too.

Here's how to get started:

Owners or managers can sign in to Patch and search for their businesses in our comprehensive directory. When you've arrived at your business' page on the site, look for the box underneath the photos with the question: Do you own or manage this location? Click Claim it! and a form will pop up asking for contact information and authorization.

Within a few days, someone from Patch will contact you to verify your authenticity. You'll then be approved as the business owner and will see a "Manage Your Listing" button every time you sign on.

From there, you have lots of options to add photos, see your statistics and edit the listing. Here are the tools you'll see and what they mean:

Your Stats:

Here you can see how many users have rated, reviewed or followed your listing. You can e-mail your customers to seek out more reviews, and link your Patch Place to your Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Edit Listing:

Add photos, website information, hours of operation, contact information and more under the Basic Info tab. Some of this information cannot be changed, but you can request a new description if you think your business is inaccurately described.

Choose Extra Info to add information like the founding date of your business, what kinds of payments you accept, parking information and more.

Manage Photos & Media:

Here you can add and edit photos and choose which image is featured. If you have a video or PDFs, add them here.


You can see what people have to say about your business and respond to reviews.

Free Tools:

This is an easy way to post events and add job openings to our classifieds section, also known as the Marketplace.

Paid Tools:

You can upgrade your listing with a video profile, add a message from the owner and become a featured business on the Places page for a fee. (Learn more about these options from Nicki Sharer at nicki.sharer@patch.com.

Claim your listing today to help keep Dearborn Patch users up to date with your company and keep your listing looking fresh.

Lee Jacobsen March 25, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Does a political office , based in Dearborn, qualify as an institution? Your customers are , of course, your Dearborn constituents.
City of Dearborn March 25, 2012 at 10:41 PM
If it has a set address, I believe it would qualify to be included in our directory. Which office are you speaking of? You can also submit a "missing listing request" through our directory, or email the information to me at jessica.carreras@patch.com.


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