Who needs a Business License in Mount Prospect?
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.
Contractors working in the Village need to complete a CONTRACTOR License
– not a Business 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.