Permit & License Applications
The Village requires a number of permits and licenses in order to ensure compliance with the Village Code. Below is a comprehensive list of the permits and licenses required by the Village:
Alarm User Permit
An alarm user permit is required for all residences and or businesses operating an alarm system on their premises. The fee is $25 for the initial permit and an annual renewal fee of $25. For additional information view the Alarm Permit Application and Invoice Form (PDF).
Block Party Permits
Permits for block parties must be submitted one week in advance of the party. Signatures of all residents on the block are required in order to ensure all are informed that the street will be temporarily closed. View the application for a commercial block party (PDF).
Building & Construction Permits
Most improvement projects require a building or construction permit. View the building and construction page for more information.
Dog licenses are required for dogs over four months in age and are due July 1 of each year. Proof of rabies inoculations is required for license issuance. The fee for a license is $8; however, the fee is reduced to $4 for dogs that are spayed or neutered. A dog license must be obtained in person at the Finance Department during normal business hours.
Additionally, owners of a "Vicious Dog", as defined by the Village Code, must:
- Implant an identification microchip
- Neuter or spay the dog
- Restrain the dog with a non-retractable leash no longer than six feet
- Obtain public liability insurance in the amount of $150,000
- Post signs on their premises that warn of the vicious dog
- Keep the dog in an enclosure at all times
- Only remove the dog from the enclosure when transporting it for veterinary care and then the dog must be muzzled
Garage & Estate Sale Permits
Garage and estate sale permits are available for $3 and applications must be submitted three days prior to the sale. Residents are limited to a combination of two garages and/or estate sales per calendar year with a minimum of 30 days between sales. View the Garage Sale Application (PDF). View the Estate Sale Application (PDF).
The Village has a number of liquor licenses, which are all filled. Licenses are issued on a case-by-case basis. If anyone is interested in obtaining a liquor license, please submit your request in writing to the Village President, including the type of business, address, hours of operation, and types of alcohol that you desire to sell or serve. Please call 847-745-4717 with any questions.
Permits are required by anyone desiring to solicit in any area of the Village. Permits fees are $25 per day or $250 for 60 consecutive days. View the Solicitors Permit Application (PDF).
Vehicle stickers go on sale in late May and are valid July 1 through June 30. Pre-printed application forms are mailed in late May to all residents who purchased a vehicle sticker the previous year. If you do not receive a pre-printed form, a sticker can be issued with a current Illinois vehicle registration.
>New residents must update their Illinois vehicle registration with the Secretary of State to reflect their new Lincolnwood address. There is a late charge of $10 per month after June 30. Stickers can be purchased at Village Hall, and fees are as follows:
- $50 Passenger Vehicle
- $40 Motorcycle
- $60 and up Various Trucks
The Village’s natural gas and electricity utility tax rates are 5.15%. For more information regarding utility tax rebates for elderly and low-income residents, please visit the low-income assistance page.
The simplified municipal telecommunications tax rate is 13%, 6% of which is allocated to the Village, and 7% is allocated to the State of Illinois.