Business Licenses

If you are looking to open a business in Hainesville; either a store front or home business you will need to look up if your business is an allowed business per our Zoning Ordinance.

View the Allowed Uses under Title 17 – Zoning, Chapter 17.03.010c , or view Home Occupations under Chapter 17.04.060.

Please contact the Village Clerk Christina Reiser 847-223-2032 for any questions.

Application Requirements

To apply for a business license, you will need to do the following:

  • Be sure your type of business is a permitted use for the property prior to the purchase or lease.
  • To obtain a business license, apply online using our Business License Application Form.
  • If you would like information on business license fees, view the Business License Fees Ordinance.
  • If you are doing any remodeling, installing a sign or changing anything electrical you MUST apply for a building permit. Visit the Building Permit Application Form.
  • An inspection is required by the Fire Marshall and our Building Inspector before you can open for business.

Business Entities

If you are Incorporated, Limited Partnership or a Sole Proprietorship, you must register with the State of Illinois at:  Illinois Secretary of State 312-793-3380 or visit the Secretary of State website.

Corporations, Partnerships and Sole Proprietorship are required to have an FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number).  To obtain one, visit the IRS FEIN webpage, call Federal Taxpayer Services at 800-829-1040 or contact your accountant.

Retail Businesses

If your business is a Retail Sales Business, you must have a sales tax number.  To obtain your sales tax number call the Illinois Department of Revenue at 800-829-4933 or visit their website.

Restaurants & Food Sales

If you are a Restaurant owner or sell food items you are required to call the Lake County Health Department at 847-377-8020 to obtain a permit.

Liquor Licenses

If you are looking to apply for a Liquor License with your new business, please contact the Village Clerk to request the application.

View our Liquor License Ordinance.

Solicitors

At this time, the Village of Hainesville does NOT require a Solicitors License.

Business License Application Form

FORM Business License Application

Reason for Application

Check All That Apply to Your Application
In addition to submitting this application, you are required to submit an City of Grayslake Police Department Alarm Application. Please take a moment to download and complete the alarm application before proceeding. Later in this form you will be given the opportunity to submit the completed form with your business license application.

General Information

Enter email address
Re-enter email address
Business Address
Business Address
Street Address
Address Line 2
City
State / Province
ZIP / Postal Code
Is Mailing Address different from Street Address?
Business Mailing Address
Business Mailing Address
Street Address
Address Line 2
City
State / Province
ZIP / Postal Code

Business Owner Contact Information

Business Owner Name
Business Owner Name
First Name
Last Name
Business Owner Phone Type
Enter email address
Re-enter email address
Business Owner Address
Business Owner Address
Street Address
Address Line 2
City
State / Province
ZIP / Postal Code

Days and Hours of Operation, ex. M-F 9am 4pm

Vending Machines and Cigarette Sales

Security Information

Alarm Types

Employee Contact Information

Enter First and Last Name
Enter First and Last Name

Building Owner / Landlord Contact Information

Enter First and Last Name
Enter email address
Re-enter email address
Building Owner/Landlord Address
Building Owner/Landlord Address
Street Address
Address Line 2
City
State / Province
ZIP / Postal Code

Licenses and Documents

Maximum file size: 0.5MB

If you require one or more Lake County Health Department Certificates, please include that here.

Maximum file size: 0.5MB

Electronic Signature and Attestation

Attestation
Provide your first and last name to serve as your electronic signature.

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