Do I need a business license?

All businesses in the Village of Grayslake, including home based businesses, are required by Village Code Chapter 5 to apply for a business license before opening. Business licenses are valid from May 1 through April 30 of each year. Failure to obtain the required business license can result in enforcement actions by the Village, including a fine up to $500.00 and/or suspension of business activity.

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1. Do I need a business license?
2. What other licenses am I required to obtain in addition to a business license?
3. I operate a business out of my home, do I still need a business license and what rules apply for home occupations?
4. How do I apply for a business license?
5. How and when do I renew my current business license?
6. How do I obtain a Raffle License?
7. How do I obtain a Liquor License?