Annual Business Licenses are required for the following:

Tobacco Licenses

Feb 3, 2022, 10:10 AM

Individuals interested in applying for a Tobacco License are required to complete the Tobacco License Application available below.  Completed applications should be returned to Village Hall, 325 N. O’Plaine Road.

Once the application is returned to Village Hall, it will be forwarded to the Gurnee Police Department for processing. From time of submittal to the Gurnee Police Department, applicants should expect 30 to 45 days for the application to be processed and a recommendation forwarded to the Village Board. Once the Police Department forwards a recommendation, the issue will be placed on a Regular Village Board Meeting agenda. Regular Village Board meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  At the meeting, the Board will approve or deny the issuance of a license. If approved, the applicant will receive a signed license for display at the establishment. If denied, the applicant will be notified in writing of the denial.

It is recommended that applicants review the Village of Gurnee Municipal Code Ordinance 2022-05: "An Ordinance Regulating and Licensing Tobacco and Alternative Nicotine Product Retailers" prior to completing the application form.

For information regarding the processing of Tobacco License, please contact Finance at 847-599-7500.

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. 

Annual Fees: $200
Municipal Code Reference:
Ordinance 2022-05
To Apply for a License: Download the Tobacco License Application (PDF)
To Apply for a License Renewal: Download the Tobacco License Renewal Application (PDF)
For More Info Contact: Finance Department, 847.599.7500