Contact

Penny Miller

Deputy Clerk

Phone: (815) 877-5432

Email: pennym@machesneypark.org

Business Licenses

logoOVERVIEW
The Village does not require businesses to obtain a general business license. However, there are specific businesses that do require a license. Each of the licenses below are mandated by Chapter 9, 10, 16, and 24 of the Machesney Park Municipal Code. Refer to these chapters for enforcement and penalty procedures.

Online Business Licenses
You can now apply for and renew a variety of business licenses online!

Licenses Eligible for Online Application:
- Liquor License
- Home Occupation License 
- Tobacco & Alternative Nicotine Products License

You may still access a paper application for all licenses below.


Licenses

Liquor Licenses
In addition to the license required by the State of Illinois, the Village of Machesney Park requires that all establishments that sell alcoholic beverages obtain a municipal liquor license. Licenses are valid from May 1 – April 30 of each year. Note: Annual license fees are subject to additional application fees.

License Classifications & Fees
  • Class A $1,500: On-premise consumption and retail carryout in original package
  • Class B $1,500: Retail carryout in original package; no on-site consumption
  • Class C $700: On-premise consumption of beer and wine only
  • Class R $1,500: On-premise consumption only for restaurants (at least 50% of sales is food)
  • Class MT $1,500: On-premise consumption only for a bona fide cinema or movie theater
  • Class BB $1,500: On-premise consumption for bona fide video gaming parlor; must accompany current G license 
  • Class GC $500: On-premise consumption of beer and wine at gas stations and convenience stores; must accompany a current G license 
  • Class G $250 per terminal annually (cost of fee shall be shared equally between the terminal operator and license holder): Video gaming; must accompany a current A, B, C, R, BB, or GC license
  • Class P $300: On-premise consumption for outdoor patios to license holders
  • Class SU $100/day: Special use license (liquor permit) for Illinois licensed liquor retailer
  • Class SE $100/day: Special event license (liquor permit) for Illinois licensed liquor retailer
Application
You may submit a new application or renew your license online here.
Paper applications are also available here.
Tobacco & Alternative Nicotine Products License
The Village of Machesney Park requires that all tobacco and alternative nicotine product retailers obtain a municipal license. Licenses are valid from May 1 – April 30 for $150 per annum.

You may submit a new application or renew your license online here.
Paper applications are also available here.
Miscellaneous Business Licenses


The following businesses are required to obtain a municipal operating license:
- Amusement/Arcade License
- Hotel/Motel License
- Movie Theater License
- Solicitor Permit
- Itinerant Merchant License
- Massage Therapy Establishment License 

Please contact Village Hall at (815) 877-5432 for more information regarding these licenses.

Home Occupation
Properties zoned Residential that are looking to run a commercial business within their property require a Home Occupation Permit to operate within the Village. The complete language of what is and isn’t allowed in our Village Code is available starting at Article IV of our Zoning Ordinance, and can be found here.

Apply Online!
Home Occupation License