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Business Licenses
General Business License

Current general business license holders should expect to receive their 2016 general business license in the mail before December 31, 2015. There is no fee for this license. 

Updating your information: Businesses
are required to notify the city of any changes in the information contained in an application which is pending or which was the basis for the issuance of a license. Submit updated information regarding your general business license. 

Business License-First Time Applicants

First time applicants must present completed form in-person to finalize the application process.
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Other Business Licenses

If your business engages in an activity that requires a specific business license from the city (such as a food establishment license or liquor license), the annual fee for that particular license remains in effect. 

**The city is currently accepting renewal payments** Click here to renew and pay for your 2016 business license. 


For any questions regarding the business license or the process outlined above, please contact the City of Elgin Customer Service Department, (847) 931-5635 or email us