Illinois Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide.

Did you know the rules to create and run a compliant LLC, corporation, nonprofit, or other entity are different in every state? We are specialists in business filings and licensing, including in Illinois.

Illinois State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Illinois that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Attorney General - Charitable Trust Bureau
  • Board of Examiners
  • Commerce Commission
  • Department of Employment Security
  • Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
  • Department of Financial and Professional Regulation - Division of Real Estate
  • Department of Financial And Professional Regulation (IDFPR) - Public Accountancy Section
  • Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation _ State Board of Pharmacy
  • Department of Insurance
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Revenue
  • Liquor Control Commission
  • Secretary of State - Business Services Department

Illinois Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Illinois that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Adams County
  • Alexander County
  • Bond County
  • Boone County
  • Brown County
  • Bureau County
  • Calhoun County
  • Carroll County
  • Cass County
  • Champaign County
  • Christian County
  • Clark County
  • Clay County
  • Clinton County
  • Coles County
  • Cook County
  • Crawford County
  • Cumberland County
  • De Witt County
  • DeKalb County
  • Douglas County
  • DuPage County
  • Edgar County
  • Edwards County
  • Effingham County
  • Fayette County
  • Ford County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Gallatin County
  • Greene County
  • Grundy County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hancock County
  • Hardin County
  • Henderson County
  • Henry County
  • Iroquois County
  • Jackson County
  • Jasper County
  • Jefferson County
  • Jersey County
  • Jo Daviess County
  • Johnson County
  • Kane County
  • Kankakee County
  • Kendall County
  • Knox County
  • Lake County
  • LaSalle County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lee County
  • Livingston County
  • Logan County
  • Macon County
  • Macoupin County
  • Madison County
  • Marion County
  • Marshall County
  • Mason County
  • Massac County
  • McDonough County
  • McHenry County
  • McLean County
  • Menard County
  • Mercer County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Morgan County
  • Moultrie County
  • Ogle County
  • Peoria County
  • Perry County
  • Piatt County
  • Pike County
  • Pope County
  • Pulaski County
  • Putnam County
  • Randolph County
  • Richland County
  • Rock Island County
  • Saline County
  • Sangamon County
  • Schuyler County
  • Scott County
  • Shelby County
  • St. Clair County
  • Stark County
  • Stephenson County
  • Tazewell County
  • Union County
  • Vermilion County
  • Wabash County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • White County
  • Whiteside County
  • Will County
  • Williamson County
  • Winnebago County
  • Woodford County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Abingdon
  • Addieville
  • Addison
  • Albion
  • Aledo
  • Alexander
  • Alexis
  • Algonquin
  • Alhambra
  • Alsip
  • Altamont
  • Alton
  • Amboy
  • Anna
  • Annapolis
  • Annawan
  • Antioch
  • Apple River
  • Arcola
  • Arenzville
  • Arlington Heights
  • Arthur
  • Ashland
  • Ashley
  • Ashton
  • Assumption
  • Astoria
  • Athens
  • Atlanta
  • Auburn
  • Augusta
  • Aurora
  • Baileyville
  • Bannockburn
  • Barnhill
  • Barrington
  • Barry
  • Bartelso
  • Bartlett
  • Bartonville
  • Batavia
  • Beardstown
  • Bedford Park
  • Beecher
  • Belleville
  • Bellevue
  • Bellflower
  • Bellwood
  • Belvidere
  • Bement
  • Bensenville
  • Benton
  • Berkeley
  • Berwyn
  • Bethalto
  • Bethany
  • Big Rock
  • Biggsville
  • Bismarck
  • Bloomingdale
  • Bloomington
  • Blue Island
  • Blue Mound
  • Bluffs
  • Bolingbrook
  • Bourbonnais
  • Braceville
  • Bradford
  • Bradley
  • Braidwood
  • Breese
  • Bridgeport
  • Bridgeview
  • Brighton
  • Brimfield
  • Broadlands
  • Broadview
  • Brookfield
  • Brookport
  • Brownstown
  • Buda
  • Buffalo
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Buncombe
  • Bunker Hill
  • Burbank
  • Bureau
  • Burlington
  • Burnt Prairie
  • Burr Ridge
  • Bushnell
  • Byron
  • Cahokia
  • Caledonia
  • Calhoun
  • Calumet City
  • Cambridge
  • Camden
  • Camp Point
  • Campton Hills
  • Canton
  • Capron
  • Carbondale
  • Carlinville
  • Carlyle
  • Carmi
  • Carol Stream
  • Carpentersville
  • Carrier Mills
  • Carrollton
  • Carterville
  • Carthage
  • Cary
  • Casey
  • Catlin
  • Centralia
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Champaign
  • Channahon
  • Charleston
  • Chatham
  • Chatsworth
  • Chenoa
  • Cherry Valley
  • Chester
  • Chicago
  • Chicago Heights
  • Chicago Ridge
  • Chillicothe
  • Chrisman
  • Christopher
  • Cicero
  • Cissna Park
  • Clarendon Hills
  • Clay City
  • Clifton
  • Clinton
  • Coal City
  • Coal Valley
  • Cobden
  • Colchester
  • Colfax
  • Collinsville
  • Columbia
  • Cordova
  • Cortland
  • Coulterville
  • Country Club Hills
  • Countryside
  • Cowden
  • Creal Springs
  • Crescent City
  • Crest Hill
  • Crestwood
  • Crete
  • Creve Coeur
  • Crossville
  • Crystal Lake
  • Cuba
  • Cullom
  • Dahlgren
  • Dakota
  • Dallas City
  • Danvers
  • Danville
  • Darien
  • Davis
  • Davis Junction
  • Decatur
  • Deer Creek
  • Deer Park
  • Deerfield
  • DeKalb
  • Delavan
  • DePue
  • Des Plaines
  • Dieterich
  • Dixon
  • Dolton
  • Dongola
  • Donovan
  • Downers Grove
  • Downs
  • Du Quoin
  • Dundee
  • Dunlap
  • Dupo
  • Durand
  • Dwight
  • Earlville
  • East Alton
  • East Dubuque
  • East Moline
  • East Peoria
  • East Saint Louis
  • Edelstein
  • Edwards
  • Edwardsville
  • Effingham
  • El Paso
  • Elburn
  • Eldorado
  • Elgin
  • Elizabeth
  • Elk Grove Village
  • Elkhart
  • Ellis Grove
  • Elmhurst
  • Elmwood
  • Elmwood Park
  • Elsah
  • Elwood
  • Energy
  • Equality
  • Erie
  • Eureka
  • Evanston
  • Evansville
  • Evergreen Park
  • Fairbury
  • Fairfield
  • Fairview Heights
  • Farina
  • Farmer City
  • Farmington
  • Fenton
  • Fillmore
  • Findlay
  • Fisher
  • Fithian
  • Flanagan
  • Flat Rock
  • Flora
  • Flossmoor
  • Forest Park
  • Forrest
  • Forreston
  • Forsyth
  • Fort Sheridan
  • Fox Lake
  • Fox River Grove
  • Frankfort
  • Franklin
  • Franklin Park
  • Freeburg
  • Freeport
  • Fulton
  • Galatia
  • Galena
  • Galesburg
  • Garden Prairie
  • Gardner
  • Geneseo
  • Geneva
  • Genoa
  • Georgetown
  • Germantown
  • Germantown Hills
  • Gibson City
  • Gilberts
  • Gillespie
  • Gilman
  • Girard
  • Glasford
  • Glen Carbon
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Glencoe
  • Glendale Heights
  • Glenview
  • Glenwood
  • Godfrey
  • Golconda
  • Golden
  • Golf
  • Goodfield
  • Goreville
  • Grafton
  • Grand Ridge
  • Granite City
  • Grant Park
  • Granville
  • Graymont
  • Grayslake
  • Great Lakes
  • Green Oaks
  • Green Valley
  • Greenfield
  • Greenup
  • Greenview
  • Greenville
  • Gridley
  • Griggsville
  • Groveland
  • Gurnee
  • Hamel
  • Hamilton
  • Hammond
  • Hampshire
  • Hampton
  • Hanna City
  • Hanover Park
  • Hardin
  • Harmon
  • Harrisburg
  • Harvard
  • Harvey
  • Harwood Heights
  • Havana
  • Hawthorn Woods
  • Hazel Crest
  • Hebron
  • Henderson
  • Henry
  • Herrick
  • Herrin
  • Herscher
  • Heyworth
  • Hickory Hills
  • Highland
  • Highland Park
  • Highwood
  • Hillsboro
  • Hillside
  • Hinckley
  • Hines
  • Hinsdale
  • Hoffman
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Homer Glen
  • Hometown
  • Homewood
  • Hoopeston
  • Hopedale
  • Hopkins Park
  • Hoyleton
  • Hudson
  • Hume
  • Huntley
  • Hurst
  • Hutsonville
  • Illiopolis
  • Ina
  • Industry
  • Ingleside
  • Iroquois
  • Irving
  • Irvington
  • Island Lake
  • Itasca
  • Iuka
  • Jacksonville
  • Jerseyville
  • Johnsburg
  • Johnston City
  • Joliet
  • Joppa
  • Joy
  • Junction
  • Justice
  • Kane
  • Kaneville
  • Kankakee
  • Kansas
  • Kenilworth
  • Kewanee
  • Kildeer
  • Kinderhook
  • Kingston
  • Kingston Mines
  • Kirkland
  • La Fox
  • La Grange
  • La Grange Park
  • La Harpe
  • Lacon
  • Lake Bluff
  • Lake Forest
  • Lake in the Hills
  • Lake Villa
  • Lake Zurich
  • Lakemoor
  • Lansing
  • LaSalle
  • Lawrenceville
  • Le Roy
  • Leaf River
  • Lebanon
  • Lee
  • Leland
  • Lemont
  • Lena
  • Lewistown
  • Lexington
  • Liberty
  • Libertyville
  • Lincoln
  • Lincolnshire
  • Lincolnwood
  • Lindenhurst
  • Lisle
  • Litchfield
  • Livingston
  • Lockport
  • Logan
  • Lombard
  • London Mills
  • Long Grove
  • Louisville
  • Loves Park
  • Lovington
  • Lyndon
  • Lyons
  • Machesney Park
  • Mackinaw
  • Macomb
  • Macon
  • Madison
  • Magnolia
  • Mahomet
  • Malta
  • Manhattan
  • Manito
  • Manteno
  • Maple Park
  • Mapleton
  • Marengo
  • Marine
  • Marion
  • Markham
  • Maroa
  • Marseilles
  • Marshall
  • Martinsville
  • Maryville
  • Mascoutah
  • Mason
  • Mason City
  • Matteson
  • Mattoon
  • Maywood
  • McHenry
  • McLean
  • McLeansboro
  • McNabb
  • Medinah
  • Melrose Park
  • Menard
  • Mendon
  • Mendota
  • Meredosia
  • Metamora
  • Metropolis
  • Mettawa
  • Midlothian
  • Milan
  • Milford
  • Milledgeville
  • Millstadt
  • Mineral
  • Minonk
  • Minooka
  • Mokena
  • Moline
  • Momence
  • Monee
  • Monmouth
  • Montgomery
  • Monticello
  • Mooseheart
  • Morris
  • Morrison
  • Morton
  • Morton Grove
  • Mossville
  • Mounds
  • Mount Carmel
  • Mount Carroll
  • Mount Morris
  • Mount Prospect
  • Mount Pulaski
  • Mount Sterling
  • Mount Vernon
  • Mount Zion
  • Moweaqua
  • Mundelein
  • Murphysboro
  • Naperville
  • Nashville
  • Nauvoo
  • Neponset
  • New Baden
  • New Berlin
  • New Haven
  • New Lenox
  • New Salem
  • Newark
  • Newman
  • Newton
  • Niantic
  • Niles
  • Nokomis
  • Normal
  • Norridge
  • Norris City
  • North Aurora
  • North Chicago
  • Northbrook
  • Northfield
  • Northlake
  • O'Fallon
  • Oak Brook
  • Oak Forest
  • Oak Lawn
  • Oak Park
  • Oakbrook Terrace
  • Oakwood
  • Oblong
  • Oconee
  • Odell
  • Odin
  • Oglesby
  • Okawville
  • Olney
  • Olympia Fields
  • Oneida
  • Oquawka
  • Orangeville
  • Oregon
  • Orland Park
  • Oswego
  • Ottawa
  • Palatine
  • Palmyra
  • Palos Heights
  • Palos Hills
  • Palos Park
  • Pana
  • Paris
  • Park Forest
  • Park Ridge
  • Patoka
  • Paw Paw
  • Pawnee
  • Paxton
  • Pearl City
  • Pecatonica
  • Pekin
  • Peoria
  • Peotone
  • Perry
  • Peru
  • Petersburg
  • Pinckneyville
  • Piper City
  • Pittsfield
  • Plainfield
  • Plano
  • Plato Center
  • Pleasant Plains
  • Plymouth
  • Pocahontas
  • Pontiac
  • Poplar Grove
  • Port Byron
  • Posen
  • Potomac
  • Prairie du Rocher
  • Princeton
  • Princeville
  • Prophetstown
  • Prospect Heights
  • Pulaski
  • Putnam
  • Quincy
  • Raleigh
  • Ransom
  • Rantoul
  • Raymond
  • Red Bud
  • Richmond
  • Richton Park
  • Ridge Farm
  • Ridgway
  • Ringwood
  • River Forest
  • River Grove
  • Riverdale
  • Riverside
  • Riverton
  • Riverwoods
  • Roanoke
  • Robinson
  • Rochelle
  • Rock Falls
  • Rock Island
  • Rockford
  • Rockton
  • Rockwood
  • Rolling Meadows
  • Rome
  • Romeoville
  • Roodhouse
  • Rosamond
  • Roscoe
  • Roselle
  • Rosemont
  • Roseville
  • Rosiclare
  • Rossville
  • Round Lake
  • Round Lake Beach
  • Rushville
  • Saint Anne
  • Saint Jacob
  • Saint Joseph
  • Saint Libory
  • Salem
  • Sandoval
  • Sandwich
  • Savanna
  • Savoy
  • Scales Mound
  • Schaumburg
  • Schiller Park
  • Sciota
  • Scott Air Force Base
  • Seneca
  • Sesser
  • Shabbona
  • Shawneetown
  • Sheffield
  • Shelbyville
  • Sheldon
  • Sheridan
  • Sherman
  • Sherrard
  • Shiloh
  • Shipman
  • Shorewood
  • Sidell
  • Sidney
  • Simpson
  • Skokie
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Smithfield
  • Smithton
  • Somonauk
  • South Barrington
  • South Beloit
  • South Elgin
  • South Holland
  • South Pekin
  • South Wilmington
  • Sparland
  • Sparta
  • Spring Grove
  • Spring Valley
  • Springfield
  • St. Charles
  • Stanford
  • Staunton
  • Steeleville
  • Steger
  • Sterling
  • Steward
  • Stillman Valley
  • Stockton
  • Stone Park
  • Stonefort
  • Strasburg
  • Streamwood
  • Streator
  • Stronghurst
  • Sublette
  • Sugar Grove
  • Sullivan
  • Summit
  • Sumner
  • Swansea
  • Sycamore
  • Table Grove
  • Tamaroa
  • Tamms
  • Taylorville
  • Techny
  • Teutopolis
  • Thayer
  • Thomasboro
  • Thomson
  • Thornton
  • Tilden
  • Tinley Park
  • Toledo
  • Tolono
  • Toluca
  • Tonica
  • Toulon
  • Towanda
  • Tremont
  • Trenton
  • Trivoli
  • Troy
  • Tuscola
  • Ullin
  • Union
  • University Park
  • Urbana
  • Utica
  • Valmeyer
  • Vandalia
  • Venice
  • Vermilion
  • Vermont
  • Vernon Hills
  • Versailles
  • Victoria
  • Vienna
  • Villa Grove
  • Villa Park
  • Virden
  • Virgil
  • Virginia
  • Warren
  • Warrensburg
  • Warrenville
  • Warsaw
  • Washburn
  • Washington
  • Waterloo
  • Waterman
  • Watseka
  • Wauconda
  • Waukegan
  • Waverly
  • Wayne
  • Wayne City
  • Waynesville
  • Wedron
  • Wenona
  • West Chicago
  • West Dundee
  • West Frankfort
  • West Salem
  • Westchester
  • Western Springs
  • Westmont
  • Westville
  • Wheaton
  • Wheeling
  • Williamsfield
  • Williamsville
  • Willow Springs
  • Willowbrook
  • Wilmette
  • Wilmington
  • Winchester
  • Windsor
  • Winfield
  • Winnebago
  • Winnetka
  • Winthrop Harbor
  • Wonder Lake
  • Wood Dale
  • Wood River
  • Woodhull
  • Woodlawn
  • Woodridge
  • Woodstock
  • Worth
  • Yates City
  • Yorkville
  • Zion
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