A business license will allow you to conduct business in the Village of River Forest. Applications can be submitted to the Village Administrator's Office for review. Certain specialty licenses such as a food handler’s license are included on the business license application. If applying for a food handler license please provide proof of your State Food Service Sanitation Certificate along with the application. Before a license can be issued the Village Administrator's Office will verify your business is permitted for your proposed location.

**Business License Renewals will be mailed in mid March and will now be valid from May 1st - April 30th of each year.  Or complete the application below and submit to the Village**

Click here to download and complete an application. The application should be returned to Village Hall with the appropriate payment.

Click here for a complete list of licensing fees.

Click here for Business License registration and licensing regulations.  Select "Title 3- Business Regulations" or "Title 10, Chapter 3 for Definitions of Home Occupations". 

Click here for the Village of River Forest Business Starter Kit.  Everything you need to know about opening a business in River Forest!