If you are opening a business there are a few steps to lawfully operate a business within the Village. Businesses do not need a general business license; however, there is a required New Business Process. For more information about required licenses click here. Separate regulations apply for home-based businesses to legally operate within the Village. If you have any questions, call the Community Development Department at (847)-741-3894.
All new businesses must go through the New Business process. All businesses owners interested in locating in the Village and plan to move into an existing building must complete a New Business Worksheet.
If a business is planning on changing their name only, complete the Business Name Change Worksheet.
Home-based businesses can be established in a residential district if they meet the following limitations:
Beyond the above limitations the following businesses cannot operate from a home:
Limitations on home-based businesses are listed in the Village’s Zoning Ordinance154.047.If you suspect someone may be violating the home-based business regulations discussed above please call the Community Development Department.
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