All businesses operating within the Village of Mount Prospect must maintain a current Business License or Certificate, with the exception of Home Occupations. Contractors working within the Village, regardless of office location, must have a current Contractors License.
For new businesses, a Business License Application must be submitted and a license issued by the Community Development Department prior to opening. If your business is regulated by the State of Illinois, a Business Certificate is required. A copy of your current State License must be submitted to the Village with the Business Certificate Application. Both the Business License and Business Certificate programs ensure proper inspection and safety information is maintained for your business. The licensing process also ensures that your business complies with various Village Ordinances/Regulations.
Business License Application
Business Certificate Application
Business License Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
For existing businesses, active business licenses/certificates must be maintained on an annual basis. The Finance Department mails renewal letters at the beginning of the calendar year.
Business License Addendums
Certain types of uses require addendums to be submitted with the Business License Application.
Vending Machine Addendum – For all businesses that have any coin operated devices on site, such as games, juke boxes, coin-turn (candy, gum, etc.), soda machines, coin-operated laundry, and similar machines.
Massage Therapy Addendum – Article XXXIX of the Village Code details restrictions and requirements related to Massage Therapy establishments. This addendum shall be submitted with the standard Business License application.