LIQUOR LICENSE INFORMATION
The Liquor Commission meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. The Liquor Commission reviews and issues liquor licenses. They also conduct hearings on violations of liquor license regulations.
Annual Liquor License
In order to have the Liquor Commission consider your application, the following requirements need to be met:
The Elgin Liquor Code is available online under Title 6 Chapter 6.06. Also, check the Ordinance Pending Codification section for recently passed ordinances regarding the Liquor Code.
City of Elgin codebook - Sterling Codifiers
As part of your liquor license application, the Department of Code Administration requires that an Application for Business Occupancy be submitted together with Site and Floor Plans and a $160 fee. After satisfying the requirements of the occupancy inspection, a certificate of occupancy will be issued.
If you have any questions regarding this aspect of your liquor license application process, please contact the Department of Code Administration and Development Services at 847-931-5920.
First time applicants must apply and pay for their business license in-person at City Hall, 150 Dexter Court, Elgin, IL 60120. Same day payment is required for those applying for a new general business license. No new online applications will be accepted.
Once a license has been issued, payment and informational updates can be completed online.
BASSET Training information
The original or renewal application for a liquor license shall be accompanied with proof of completion of a state certified "beverage alcohol sellers and service education and training program" (BASSET) for all persons who serve or sell alcoholic beverages pursuant to that license.
New employees or managers of a licensee, who are required to complete BASSET training, shall within sixty (60) days from the beginning of their employment with that licensee complete the BASSET program, and shall until completion of the BASSET program work under the supervision of a person who has completed the BASSET program.
For more information, visit the BASSET website.
Illinois Liquor Control Commission
For information regarding state licensing, visit the Illinois Liquor Control Commission website
If you need more information, please email Kim Dewis, City Clerk. Please include your:
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