Business Licenses

Title 11, Chapter 110 of the Village Code requires persons and entities conducting, maintaining or operating a business, occupation or activity to obtain and display a valid business license. Businesses regulated by the Federal Government or State of Illinois are exempt from village licensing. Business licenses are issued on a calendar-year basis and expire December 31. Renewal notices are sent to licensed businesses in November.

New businesses are required to:

  • Apply for a Certificate of Occupancy through the Community Development Department at 847.923.4420.
  • Once the Certificate of Occupancy is approved, a business license application is required by the Finance Department. If the business has retail sales, an IL Certificate of Registration with Location Code: 016-0116-4-001 for Schaumburg,  must be submitted  with the business license application.
  • Completed business license application and license fee are required before a business license is issued. Allow two weeks for processing.
When Do I Renew My Business License?
  • Renewal Season is November 1 through December 31 and can be completed online using the village's WebPay System.  Customers are subject to credit card transaction fees.   

The annual business license fee established for various categories of business can be found in the village's Fee Schedule. The fee for business licenses issued after July 1 of any calendar year will be one-half of the annual fee.

Business Resource Guide

Please contact the Collector's Division with any questions at 847.923.4546 or 4547.

Businesses Regulated by the State of Illinois

If a business license is obtained by State of Illinois (for example, Doctors, Accountants, Lawyers, Financial Institutions, etc.), your business must be REGISTERED in Schaumburg.  A  Business Registration Form must be completed annually and submitted along with a copy of your state license as proof of licensing.  No business license or receipt will be issued by the Village. For questions, contact the Finance Division at 847.923.4546 or 4547.