Business Licensing

All for-profit businesses and not-for-profit organizations operating within La Grange are required to secure and maintain a business license or registration. All business licenses and registrations are valid from May 01 through April 30 and must be renewed annually. If you are unsure whether your business or organization requires a license or a registration please contact the Administration Department at (708) 579-2313.

The business license and registration application can now be completed online. All applicants will need to create a user account before they are able to apply for their first license or registration in the system. Once an application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the necessary Village staff prior to approval and fee payment.

Please Note: The system will send emails with various notifications related to your application. The email you use to set up your user account will be the email that receives all automated correspondence.  Please add to your contacts to avoid these messages going to spam. 

Application Instructions

Step One: Click "Apply Online"

As shown in the image below, click the blue "apply online" button to begin the process.

Citizen Services - biz lic apply online

Step Two: Click "Sign Up" and Complete Application

As shown in the image below, two options will appear, log in and sign up. If you have not created an account, click the "sign up" tab at the top of the window and enter your email address and password . Then click the blue "sign up" bar at the bottom of the window. 

This link will take you through the steps to complete the business license or registration application. The application steps are tailored to your business type.

Sign Up button
Password Requirements

Step 3: Submit Payment and Print Business License or Registration

Once your application has been submitted, staff will review for completeness. You will receive an email notification with any questions or, if the application is compete, a link to submit payment and print/save your business license or registration. You may also check the status of the application at any time by logging in to your Citizen Services account.

After reviewing the information above, if you have additional questions on completing the online application, please contact the Administration Department at (708) 579-2313. If you are unable to complete the application online, you may schedule an appointment for staff to assist you in completing the application at Village Hall.

If you would like anyone else to have access to your user account you can add them as a guest.  Click here for directions on how to add a guest to your user account.

Application Attachments

The business license and registration application process will request certain documents to be uploaded as part of the application material. The necessary attachments vary by business types, but may include:

  • Illinois Business Registration Certificate (commonly known at the Illinois Sales Tax Certificate or Illinois Reg-1)
  • Certified Copy of Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization
  • Certified Copy of Illinois Certificate of Good Standing
  • State of Illinois License or Certificates applicable to the business
  • ServSafe Sanitation Certificates (food service businesses only)
  • Executed User Agreement between Multi-User Kitchen Tenant and Facility Owner (Chef Beau Klean Kitchen tenants only)
  • Detailed Floor Plan and Layout of Business Premises (new businesses only)
  • Proposed Menu and Equipment List (new food service businesses only)
  • Lease (new businesses only)
  • Photo of Business