News about the Administration Department

Village of Gurnee Fee Schedule

The Village of Gurnee Comprehensive Fee Schedule is updated annually and includes descriptions, amounts, and a reference to the authorizing ordinance or administrative body. The schedule includes fees for:   

  • Business Licenses 
  • Utility & Engineering
  • Building Safety
  • Planning & Zoning 
  • Administrative
  • Police
  • Fire 
  • Local Taxes
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What are the current rates for water and sewage?

Please visit for the current Water & Sewer Rate information.


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About the Finance Division

The accounting and financial reporting functions of the Village are centralized in the Administration Department under the supervision of the Finance Director. Finance division activities include: accounting, accounts payables, accounts receivables, auditing, budget, business licensing, debt management, financial reporting, payroll, purchasing, revenue collection, risk management, and treasury operations.

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Applying/Paying for Business Licenses Online FAQs

Q. Can I apply for a new business license online?
No, only renewals are accepted online. New businesses cannot use the online E-Pay system as new applicants must apply for Certificate of Occupancy Permits in person. For more information on applying for NEW business license applications, please visit

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Keeping Posted Newsletter - June/July Special Edition

The June/July Special Edition of the Keeping Posted newsletter is available below in PDF.

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Business Taxes

Business owners within Illinois need to register their businesses with the State of Illinois using form REG-1 . This form also covers sales tax registration.

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