Business License

All regulated business operations in the City must be licensed to operate and must abide by all the rules, regulations and ordinances of the City of Chicago Heights. Special permits are required for certain special events, outdoor public gatherings, loudspeakers and amplifiers, and solicitation.

Valid Dates & Renewals


All business licenses are valid from date of issue to April 30th of each year, at which time a license is due for its annual renewal. All business license renewals are effective May 1st and expire April 30th of each year. License fees vary for each type of business.

Code of Ordinances


Chapter 26, Licenses and Fees, in the Code of Ordinances of the City of Chicago Heights is available online.