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Business Registration/License Application

  1. Village of Channahon official letterhead. Reads: Village of Channahon. Image: Channahon logo.
  2. Business Registration/License Procedure
    • Completed application must be received 30 DAYS PRIOR to the anticipated opening date or date due for renewal. • Development Department will check if zoning is appropriate for proposed business. • Proof of County Health Department inspection, if appropriate. (This applies to any business serving or selling food and/or drinks). • Business must provide the Village of Channahon proof of State registration and/or licensing for all professions listed in this application, if applicable. The Village does not license these professionals, they are "registered." • No business can operate until application has been reviewed and approved by Zoning Official. Any business in operation without registration will be closed until proper license is obtained. • All business registration/renewals and vending shall be renewed annually. • Per Ordinance No. 1420, failure to provide a complete written application prior to renewal shall result in a penalty of $10 per day-first five days; $20 per day-second five days; $30 per day-third five days. After 15 days noncompliance will result in loss of registration. • Please note that there are specifications that must be followed, for all organizations and businesses, regarding signs. The Building Department will be able to answer any questions regarding signs, both temporary and permanent. • EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2017: Per Ordiance No. 1885, a Certificate of Occupancy is required for all new businesses as well as change of ownership to existing businesses. 151.11 - List of Inspections (W): Each occupant of an industrial or commercial building shall obtain an occupancy permit issued by the Village of Channahon. The commercial or industrial occupancy permit is valid only with respect to the occupant to whom it was issued. (Per ILCS Ch. 55, Act 5, § 1063). Please call the Building Department at 815-467-8303 to schedule your occupancy inspection.
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  4. Please check if exempt from fee:
  5. List of Exempt Occupations
  6. (If applicable)
  7. (City, State, Zip)
  8. (Please note number of both full and part-time employees)
  9. Property Owner Information
  10. (City, State, Zip)
  11. Business Hours
  12. Will any of the following types of services be provided by your business?
    Please check all that apply. Any additional information required can be submitted via email to
  13. Is Business:*
    Please check one.
  14. Business Owner's Information
  15. (City, State, Zip)
  16. Manager's Information
  17. (City, State, Zip)
  18. Corporation Information
  19. (City, State, Zip)
  20. Business/Key Holder Information
    Please provide the following information for the Channahon Police Department.
  21. Key Holder Information
  22. Cash Register Information (Optional)
    Law Enforcement often discover cash registers believed to be taken in burglaries. Often times these crimes go unsolved when there is no way of tracking the cash register back to a specific victim. The Channahon Police Department is taking the initiative of proactively collecting this information in the unlikely event your business is the victim of a burglary where the cash register is taken. This is optional, but if you choose not to provide this information we ask that you please gather this information on your own and keep it in a safe place where it can be readily obtained if needed.
  23. Terms and Fees
    All registrations shall be for a full year and term of each registration shall commence on date of issue and expire the following year. The fee does not apply to those business or occupation that the General Assembly has preempted the exercise of municipal power.
  24. (Per Ordinance No. 1420) ***Failure to provide a complete application prior to renewal shall result in a penalty of $10 per day-first five days; $20 per day-second five days; $30 per day-third five days. After 15 days noncompliance will result in loss of registration.
  25. I do hereby certify that the requirements of the State of Illinois, Counties of Will or Grundy, and Village of Channahon have been met and will be maintained throughout the duration of the registration, and that the statements herein are correct and true to the best of my ability.
  26. Electronic Signature Agreement*
    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
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