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Liquor License

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All Liquor License requests are handled by the Village Liquor Commissioner who is also the Village President. The Village President’s office must be contacted at 847-923-4402 to obtain information about the process.

There are two types of Liquor Licenses: a daily or one-time event license and an annual liquor license. Annual liquor licenses must be renewed by December 1 of each year.

Liquor License Application

Daily Liquor License Requests

A written request detailing the day, event, and purpose must be received by the Liquor Commissioner. The request will be processed promptly if all the necessary information is supplied. Daily liquor licenses are limited and may not always be available.

Liquor License New Requests

A new annual liquor license must begin with a letter to the liquor commissioner for formal action before an application can be processed. Send letters to Liquor Commissioner, Village of Schaumburg, 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193, email to or call 847-923-4402.

Liquor license applicants and their general managers are reviewed by the police department. The application review includes a background check, which may take from four to six weeks. Inaccurate, incomplete and questionable answers will lead to delays in the process and may impact approval of the application. Changes of general managers at liquor license establishments must be registered with the Village Liquor Commissioner. Failure to have any new or different general manager registered may place the liquor license in jeopardy. For additional information about background checks, contact the police department at 847-882-3586. Current liquor license renewals must be completed by December 1 each year. Once an applicant's email address is entered in the village's system, an electronic application will be sent annually.

Annual Renewals

Deadline for Payments & Document Submittals is December 1

Payments and submittal of the required documentation after the deadline may delay the issuing of your license until after January 1, 2018. Please make immediate arrangements to pay the required fee either online or during business hours and submit your documentation before Thursday, December 1.

Include the following required documents with your payment:

  • 2018 Liquor License Application Notice which is enclosed
  • Copy of 2017 Illinois Domestic Corporation or LLC Annual Report
  • List of on-site managers including phone numbers during off-hours
  • Copy of menu (required for locations that serve alcohol on premises)
  • Any changes in corporation/LLC or general manager must be submitted in writing for a background check and payment of the applicable fee.
  • Bartender Licenses are no longer required for employees that open, pour, mix alcoholic beverages.

Provide an email address to receive a renewal notice and renewal application via email. Contact either Carmen Selke or Laurie Rini with questions.

Per the State of Illinois, all bartenders must complete a state approved alcohol awareness class and be BASSET certified to work in a licensed liquor establishment.

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