Business & Commercial

Services for Businesses and other Commercial Interests

Doing Business In Gurnee

The Village of Gurnee earns its reputation as the Community of Opportunity by providing exceptional services to its residents and businesses. Outstanding location, a strong local economy, high-quality programs and services, and dedicated residents make Gurnee an ideal place to establish a business.

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About Business Licenses

Annual Business licenses are required for the following:

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Applying/Paying for Business Licenses Online FAQs

Q. Can I apply for a new business license online?
A.
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 http://www.gurnee.il.us/business/license/about.

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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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What is the Food & Beverage Tax?

The Village's Food & Beverage (F&B) Tax is effective beginning July 1, 2006. This tax is placed upon the purchase of prepared foods, drinks, and alcoholic liquor sold within the Village corporate limits at a rate of one percent (1%) of the purchase price.

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