Specific permit requirements vary from project to project, but the Building Permit Information page provides an overview of and links to information for each type of permit. The Contractor License Information section outlines the Village’s requirements regarding licensing.
1. All businesses, with the exception of home based businesses, operating within the Village of Mount Prospect must maintain a current Business License or Certificate of Inspection.
2. Who needs a Business Certificate to do business in Mount Prospect? If your business is regulated by the State of Illinois you must maintain a current Business Inspection Certificate and show proof of your current State License.
3. What is the difference between a Business License and Business Certificate? A Business License is issued by the Village to conduct business; a Business Certificate is issued by the Village to State licensed businesses to ensure proper inspection and safety information is maintained.
A good rule of thumb is: A business that sells goods, needs a Business License; A business that offers professional services (regulated by the state) needs a Business Certificate.
How do I post an event on the Civic Events Sign?
The Civic Events Sign is located at the corner of Main Street (Route 83) and Northwest Highway. It is an electronic message board featuring notices about community events.
If you have an event you would like to publicize, please download, print and complete the form and fax to the Village Clerk's Office 847/392-6954.
How do I get more information on the Crime Free Housing Program?
On Tuesday, March 6, 2007, the Village of Mount Prospect’s Board of Trustees enacted Ordinance 5619 which expanded the Crime Free Housing Program. In brief, the ordinance now states that the owner of any building or dwelling unit (including a single family residence) which is rented MUST obtain a residential operator’s license. Furthermore, “a residential operator’s licenses shall not be issued until the landlord, or designated agent, has attended and successfully completed the Crime Free seminar sponsored by the Village of Mount Prospect.”
New landlords (or agents) have sixty days to successfully complete the Crime Free seminar. Failure to do so will result in fines and possible loss of their license to rent.
This expanded Crime Free Housing Program has been implemented with the goal of reducing criminal activity within the Village and improving living conditions for all residents.
Mount Prospect is now offering a new payment option for your Water/Sewer and Refuse utility bill. You may now opt to pay through direct debit of your checking or savings account. The funds will be withdrawn on the due date, thus avoiding late fees. MORE
How Can I Prepare my Family for an Emergency
The Village of Mount Prospect is publishing the Second Edition of its Community Preparedness Guide to help you and your family plan for possible emergencies. In addition to offering steps you can implement in your home or business, it also outlines measures taken to assure our police, firemen, public works employees and other personnel are able to do their jobs. MORE
Do I need a permit to have a garage sale?
No, Ordinance No. 6303 (approved by the Village Board on 2-21-2017) included the removal of the permit requirement for garage sales.
The State of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency holds one day hazardous waste collections each year in the spring and fall. Refer to the State of Illinois EPA website for a schedule and details on acceptable materials.