Business & Commercial

Services for Businesses and other Commercial Interests

About Business Licenses

Annual Business licenses are required for the following:

 

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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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Applying/Paying for Business Licenses Online FAQs

Q. Can I apply for a new business license online?
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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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