Business License

How Do I Register?
The complete conditions and regulations regarding obtaining a Business License / Registration are outlined in Chapter 31 of the City of Elmhurst Municipal Code. First, you must obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. After the Certificate of Occupancy is submitted and approved, to apply, you must fill out a Business License / Registration Application(PDF).

For all businesses for which a license is not specifically required by the Municipal Code, there is a $25 fee to register with the City of Elmhurst. Please see the License Classifications listed or consult Chapter 31 of the City of Elmhurst Municipal Code for additional fees and regulations associated with business registration and licensing.

All persons engaged in businesses or occupations operating within the City for which a license is not specifically required by the Municipal Code, shall register with the City Clerk.

When Should I Apply?
To find out if a license is needed for your business, view License Classifications. A Business License / Registration must be obtained from the City Clerk's Office when:
  • Starting a new business
  • Relocating a business
  • Expanding a business
  • A change in ownership

More Information
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the City Clerk at (630) 530-3015.