BUSINESS REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS
Please click on the link below to fill out your application online. Then follow these steps:
- When all the necessary fields have been completed, print-out the Business Registration Application. If you have any questions about the application, please use the instructions and information link below.
- Please initial mandatory Sections 16, 20 and 21 and sign the application at the bottom of the page. (Designated areas are highlighted in yellow.)
- When completed, please mail, deposit in drop-box, or come in person with your completed application(s) and required back-up paperwork for evaluation of total application fee to the Economic Development & Planning Department located on the 2nd Floor in Village Hall. Our hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the majority of cases, a certificate can be issued within 7 to 10 business days upon receipt of the application and applicable fees.
To protect your confidential data, please DO NOT email your completed application to our department.
Village of Park Forest Business Registration Application (interactive PDF)
Village of Park Forest Business Registration Application Instructions and Information
If you answered YES to any questions in the following sections of the application, please note that additional forms are required to complete the application process:
Multi-Family: Rental Unit
Mobile Food Dealer – Application for
Mobile Food Dealer
Special Temporary Event – Application for Temporary Food Dispenser ,
Illinois Food Code,
FOOD SERVICE Sanitation Certificate Location Information
Additional information from the International Association for Food Protection:
Free Booklet on Food Safety at Temporary Events.
You have a security alarm system –
be sure you have a Security
completed, which will be forwarded to the Police Department for processing.
Provide a list of Additional Vehicles - Application for Additional Vehicles (interactive PDF)
Sell/serve Alcoholic Beverages – Application for Liquor License including Temporary Liquor License
Application for Temporary Liquor Permit (Alcohol consumption - not sales - on Village-owned facilities.)
Application for Temporary Liquor Permit for Nonprofit Organization (Alcohol consumption - not sales - by a nonprofit for private events.)
Petition for Conditional Use Application - Petition for Conditional Use
If your business has a Commercial Driveway - Application for Commercial Driveway (interactive PDF)
Peddler Application - Application for Peddler
Engage in fund raising through Raffles– Raffle License Application
Tobacco sales – Application for Tobacco Dealers
Amusement machines, video games, pool tables, and/or Vending machines including video gaming terminals – Application for Vending Machine License
Application for Water Service - Required for new commercial business locations
Also include copies of these documents with your application:
MORE INFO: Check out this link to the State of Illinois Business Website. Gives business start-up information and answers general business
questions to assist new and established businesses. CLICK HERE!
Per the Park Forest Police Department, a background check will be required for any owner, instructor, coach or voluntary assistant for any business whose primary goal is the instruction or care of children. This background check will be conducted by the Park Forest Police Department and may include a fingerprint check run through the Illinois State Police Bureau of Information.
In some instances, the Village of Park Forest requires inspections and/or investigations prior to issuance of the business certificate and before a business can operate. (A liquor license does require approval of the Village Mayor.)
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If you require additional information or have any questions, please contact:
(708) 283-5617 (Phone)
(708) 748-4355 (Fax)