Annual Business Licenses are required for the following:

  1. Bath or Massage Establishment
  2. Fee: $1,000 / establishment; $200 / auxiliary establishment 

    Municipal Code Reference:
    Chapter 22, Article IV

    To Apply:
     Bathing and Massage License Application
    (This form is fillable; open the PDF, download to your computer, click in the fields, and type your information. When you are finished, print and return to the address listed at the bottom of the application.)

    For More Info Contact: Finance Department, 847.599.7500
  3. Automatic Amusement Machine/Juke Box
  4. Fee: Varies on use and amount

    Municipal Code Reference:
    Chapter 10, Article III

    To Apply:  
    Amusement Machine License Application (PDF)
    (This form is fillable; open the PDF, download to your computer, click in the fields, and type your information. When you are finished, print and return to the address listed at the bottom of the application.)

    For More Info Contact: Finance Department, 847-599-7500

  5. General Business License
  6. Annual Fees: 
        
    • 0-9,999 sq ft:                              $150
    • 10,000-19,999 sq ft:                   $300
    • 20,000+ sq ft:                             $600
    • Non-Profit:                                  $0
    • Temporary General Business
      Licenses (30 days or less):        $50

    *Note: If a business' initial operations occur after July 1st, the fee is reduced by 50%.

    Municipal Code Reference: Chapter 22

    To Apply for a General Business License or Temporary Business License:
    The following applications are fillable forms. Open the PDF, download to your computer, click in the fields, and type your information. When you have finished, print, and return to the Finance Department at the Village Hall. 
        
        
    Download the General Business License Application (PDF)
       
        Download the Temporary Business License Application (PDF)
     
    To Renew:
    Go Online to https://eservice.gurnee.il.us/MSS/citizens/BusinessLicenses/Default.aspx


    Questions? Contact the Finance Department at 847.599.7500.

  7. Taxi Drivers License / Taxi Company
  8. Fee: Varies on type of license issued

    Municipal Code Reference:
     Chapter 90

    To Apply:
    Not available online, please call 

    For More Info Contact: Police Records, 847.599.7070
  9. Liquor Sales
  10. Annual Fees: Varies on class of license issued

    Municipal Code Reference: Chapter 6, Article II

    To Apply: Download the Liquor License Application (PDF)

    For More Info Contact: Police Department, 847.599.7000
  11. Junk Yard
  12. Fee: $100 per year

    Municipal Code Reference:
     Chapter 58

    To Apply: Not available online, please call

    For More Info Contact: Finance Department, 847.599.7500
  13. Inventory Liquidation Sale
  14. Annual Fees: No Charge

    Municipal Code/Ordinance Reference: Illinois General Assembly Fradulent Sales Act

    To Apply: Download the Inventory Liquidation License Application (PDF)

    For More Info Contact: Administration Department, 847.599.7500
  15. Hawker or Peddler
  16. Fee: $100.00/cart per year; $25/cart per month; $10/cart/per day 

    Municipal Code Reference:
     Chapter 50 (Peddlers and Solicitors)

    To Apply: Not available online, please call

    For More Info Contact: Police Administration, 847.599.7050
  17. Food Delivery Vehicles
  18. Fee: $10 per vehicle

    Municipal Code Reference:
     Chapter 22, Article III

    To Apply: Not available online, please call

    For More Info Contact: Police Records, 847.599.7070
  19. Commercial Solicitation
  20. Fee: $10.00 

    Municipal Code Reference:
     Chapter 50 (Peddlers and Solicitors)

    To Apply: Download the "Application for Commercial Solicitation Permit" and bring the completed application along with the $10 fee to the Gurnee Police Department at 100 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL 60031. 

    For More Info Contact: Police Administration, 847.599.7050
  21. Commercial Refuse Hauler (Scavenger)
  22. Fee: $1,500.00 per year

    Municipal Code Reference: 
    Chapter 62, Solid Waste Collection and Regulations

    To Apply: Not available online, please call

    For More Info Contact: Finance Department, 847.599.7500
  23. Charitable Solicitation
  24. Fee: No charge 

    Municipal Code Reference:
     Chapter 50 (Peddlers and Solicitors)

    To Apply: Application not available online; please call 847.599.7050.

    For More Info Contact: Police Administration, 847.599.7050
  25. Body Modification/Tattoo
  26. Fee: $1,000.00 / establishment

    Municipal Code Reference:
     Chapter 22, Article V

    To Apply: Body Modification Tattoo License Application

    For More Info Contact: Finance Department, 847.599.7500