Business Licenses

BUSINESS LICENSES ARE NOW ONLINE!


For NEW Licenses and 2024 License Renewals, click here.

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Business Licenses

Thank you for considering Romeoville for the home of your new business. You will need a new Business License if you are:

  • Moving your business to a new location
  • Opening an additional location for your current business
  • Starting a new business
  • The new owner of an existing business
  • If your business is also seeking to sell liquor, tobacco or offer video gaming (betting), applications for those must be submitted in addition to the general business license.

All businesses operating in the Village of Romeoville are required by Chapter 113 of the Village Ordinance to have a current Business License for each location unless the business is exempt by State Law. Exempt Businesses are not required to obtain a Business License, although we ask that the application be completed so all businesses can be included in the business listing. No fee will be charged for exempt businesses.

You will have the ability to save a draft of your application and return to it later if you need to locate additional information to complete the application.  You will also be able to send questions to staff through the application.

Applicable Fees

Many businesses and professions, such as day care centers and beauty salons, are regulated by and/or require licenses from the State of Illinois. Please contact the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation at for more information or for child care, contact the Department of Children and Family Services.

APPLYING FOR BUILDING PERMITS

Apply for any building permits that may be necessary for the build-out of the tenant space. Permits are required for (but not limited to) all new structures, interior and exterior alterations and renovations (such as additions, electrical alterations and improvements, fire protection equipment, mechanical equipment changes or replacements, plumbing, exterior signage, and more).

Restaurants and establishments serving food/drink must contact the Will County Health Department for a separate license:

Will County Health Department
501 Ella Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
Phone: 815-727-8480
Phone: 815-727-8690 (TDD)
Email Will County Health Department

ANNUAL OBLIGATIONS

  • Annual fire alarm inspections are required. Contact the building owner/property management to have a copy on file at your business.
  • Annual fire inspections will be completed at your business by the Fire Department. Contact the Fire Department at 815-372-4045 with any questions.
  • Annual sprinkler system inspections are required. Contact the building owner/property management to have a copy on file at your place of business.
  • Maintain your business license. They are valid from January 1 - December 31 every year. Business License renewal invoices are mailed at the end of November every year to the primary mailing address listed on the business license application.

MONTHLY TAX REPORTING OBLIGATIONS

The following local Village taxes are payable to the Village of Romeoville on a monthly basis (if applicable). Please contact the Finance Department at 815-886-5257 for more information.

  • Food and Beverage Taxes for all alcohol sales (3%) and non-alcohol prepared food and drink sales (1.25%)
  • Home Rule Sales Tax of 1.5% that is submitted to the Illinois Department of Revenue along with the applicable 7% State Sales Tax for a combined rate of 8.5%
  • Hotel/Motel Taxes is 9% of room occupancy rates
  • Motor Fuel Taxes is $0.05 per gallon

TAX RETURN FORMS

DO YOU WANT TO CONNECT WITH ROMEOVILLE RESIDENTS AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS?

Join the Village of Romeoville Parks & Recreation Department for one or many events this year! Sponsorships are vital to the success and growth of the community and are an excellent opportunity to highlight your business while promoting family fun.

 https://www.romeoville.org/743/Sponsorship


JOIN THE ROMEOVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The mission of the Chamber is to create and foster a growing business community by promoting economic opportunities, advocating for the interests of the members, providing educational resources and developing relationships between the members. For more information visit the Romeoville Chamber or call 815-886-2076. They are happy to host grand open ribbon cutting events for any new business that joins the Chamber and receives a Village Business License.


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