Annual Business Licenses are required for the following:

  1. Automatic Amusement Machine/Juke Box
  2. 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

  3. Bath or Massage Establishment
  4. 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
  5. Body Modification/Tattoo
  6. 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
  7. Charitable Solicitation
  8. 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
  9. Commercial Refuse Hauler (Scavenger)
  10. 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
  11. Commercial Solicitation
  12. 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
  13. Food Delivery Vehicles
  14. 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
  15. General Business License
  16. 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/css/citizens/BusinessLicenses/Default.aspx


    Questions? Contact the Finance Department at 847.599.7500.

  17. Hawker or Peddler
  18. 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
  19. Junk Yard
  20. 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
  21. Liquor Sales
  22. 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
  23. Taxi Drivers License / Taxi Company
  24. 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