- Doing Business
- Licenses & Permits
- License Types
Amusement Devices / Game Room
Any person or business having amusement devices at their establishment, must obtain a sticker for each device. In addition, any establishment having more than one amusement device must obtain a game room license. A nonrefundable investigation fee of $375 will be required, unless the applicant holds a valid liquor license with the City. Each license and sticker is valid for one year beginning on January 1 and expiring on December 31 or each year. Complete the Amusement Devices/Game Room application (PDF).
|Game Room License||Fee|
|Class A - 20 Devices or More||$1,000|
|Class B - 11 to 19 Devices||$500|
|Class C - 2 to 10 Devices||$50|
|Stickers||Fees (Per Device)|
|One or More Amusement Devices||$100|
|Pool Snooker, or Billiard Tables||$50|
License Application for Business-Related Use of Animals at City-Sponsored Events
Any person who desires to use an animal in a business related demonstration or amusement during the course of a city-sponsored event requires license. The application requires:
- The business related demonstration or amusement
- The type of animal to be used
- The area where the animal will be located
- The applicant's name and business address
- The name and date of the city-sponsored event
The license costs $15. No license request may be submitted less than two working days prior to the city-sponsored event.
Any person or organization interested in operating a Kennel within the City of Warrenville must complete the Kennel License Application (PDF). The license application fee is $80.00.
Any business operating within the City must obtain a license. The original business license is $35 with an annual renewal fee of $10. A business license is valid for one year beginning on January 1 and expiring on December 31 of each year. A variety of other types of licenses may be required depending upon the nature of the business.
Complete the Business License Application (PDF).
Application for Carnival License
Individuals wanting to host a carnival must obtain a license. The application fee is $250. The application shall include the following information:
- The name, age, and address of the person to whom the license is to be issued
- If the application is on behalf of a corporation then it must be executed by an officer of the corporation or other person duly authorized to execute the application
- The location of the premises or place of business
- A statement that the applicant and his employees will not violate any of the laws of the State of Illinois or of the United States or any ordinance of the city in the conduct of the carnival
- Affirmative documentation, which demonstrates that none of the carnival personnel who will be attending or operating child-oriented rides or shows is a child sex offender as defined in 720 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/11-9.3 or 5/11-9.4
Complete the Carnival License Application (PDF).
Food Handler License
Any person or business operating a food service establishment must first obtain a food handler license. A food handler license is valid for one year beginning on January 1 and expiring on December 31 of each year. Before the city can issue a food handler license, the applicant must show proof of a valid permit from the DuPage County Health Department.
Complete the Food Handlers Application (PDF).
|Food Handler License Type||Fee|
|General Food Handler||$25|
|Mobile Food Unit||$100|
|Delivery Vehicle||Per Vehicle - $5|
Businesses selling alcoholic beverages must obtain a liquor license granted by the local liquor commissioner, who is the mayor. Fees for the liquor license vary based on the class of license. Liquor licenses are valid for one year beginning on May 1 and expiring on April 30 of each year. All applicants will be fingerprinted and investigated by the Police Department prior to approval. The fee for this investigation and fingerprinting is $100 per person. Please allow six to 10 weeks for completion of the application and background check process.
Complete the Liquor License Application (PDF).
24-Hour Liquor License
Organizations selling alcoholic beverages at any event must first obtain a 24-hour liquor license. The organization must apply for a license through the Finance Department. After obtaining the city's 24-hour liquor license, the organization must also obtain a license from the State of Illinois.
Complete the 24-Hour Liquor License Application (PDF).
Outdoor Seating Areas on Public Rights-of-Way Accessory to Food or Beverage Service Establishments
In December 2021, the City Council passed Ordinance O2021-45 (PDF), which allowed outdoor seating areas accessory to food or beverage service establishments to encroach on public right-of-way subject to certain restrictions, conditions and regulations.
Outdoor Seating Program Rules (PDF)
Outdoor Seating Application (PDF)
Outdoor Seating License Agreement (PDF)
Please keep in mind, separate building permits will be required for construction of structures or improvements on public right-of-way: Apply for City Building Permit here: https://www.warrenville.il.us/FormCenter/Community-Development-Building-6/Building-Permit-Application-47
City of Warrenville Liquor License Questions: Diana Herrera 630-836-3050 or email@example.com
Illinois Department of Public Health: www.dph.illinois.gov
DuPage County Health Department: www.dupagehealth.org
Any not-for-profit organization hosting a raffle must first obtain a license. All applicants must specify the area and time period in which the raffle will be conducted. The organization must provide a sworn statement attesting to its not-for-profit status. Licenses will only be issued to religious, charitable, labor, fraternal, educational, or veterans organizations that have been in existence for at least five years. The fee for this license is $50 per raffle, plus a bond may be required. The City Council will consider requests for waiver of these fees.
Complete the Raffle License Application (PDF).
Scavenger License for Collection of Refuse
Any person or company engaging in the business of scavenger or the collection or disposal of animal or vegetable refuses or offal, must first obtain a license. The annual fee for the license is $750. This license is valid for one year beginning May 1 and expiring on April 30 of the following year. View a current list of scavenger services licensed to do business in Warrenville. If you would like to be added to this list, complete the Scavenger License Application (PDF).
For more information on any of the above noted licenses, contact the Finance Department at 630-393-9427.
Solicitors / Peddlers License
Any person wanting to sell goods or services door-to-door or in the public must obtain a license. The fee for this license is $60 per person. The license may be issues for up to 60 consecutive days. This license must be displayed at all times and will be valid only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday. There are no exceptions for holidays. All solicitors must abide by a "no trespassing or soliciting allowed" notices.
Street Corner/Intersection Soliciting/Peddling
Any organization of two or more solicitors wishing to conduct street corner or intersection charitable fundraising must obtain a license. Charitable organizations are exempt from application fees. However, a completed application, a hold harmless agreement and Certificate of Liability Insurance from the organization, and signed waivers of liability from each participant are all required to process a license.
Solicitor/Peddlers License Application (PDF).
Waiver and Release of all Claims for Volunteer Participants
For more information on the above noted license, contact the Deputy City Clerk at 630-836-3028.
Taxicab / Limousine
Any person or business operating a taxicab or limousine service must first obtain a license. The license is valid for one year beginning on January 1 and expiring on December 31 of each year. The fee for this license is $100.
Complete a Taxicab/Limousine License Application (PDF).
Anyone intending to sell tobacco products is required by City Code to apply for a Tobacco Dealer's License (PDF).
Video Gaming License -
Businesses holding a City of Warrenville liquor license of one of the following classes: A1, A2, A3, A5, A7, B2 or C, for no less than one -year, may apply for a Class V Video Gaming License. The initial license fee is $1,000, the license renewal fee is $2,000. Video Gaming Cafe's are prohibited.
Video Gaming licenses are valid for no more than one year beginning on May 1 and expiring on April 30 of each year.
Complete the Class V Video Gaming License Application: Class V Video Gaming Application
Video Gaming Terminal Licenses
Businesses with a Class V Video Gaming License may have up to a maximum of six (6) Video Gaming Terminals (VGT's) in their establishment. The fee is $1,000 per terminal. A Terminal Operators video gaming license issued by the Illinois Gaming Board is required.
Complete the Video Gaming Terminal License Application: Video Gaming Terminal Application
Questions should be directed to the Finance Department at (630) 836-3050 ext. 3037.
An Ordinance Amending Title 3 of the Warrenville City Code Regarding Video Gaming : O2021-34
Any contractor seeking to perform pavement sealcoat work within the City of Warrenville must first obtain a pavement sealant license.
The annual license expires on December 31 and the fee is $100. Contractors will be required, upon applying for a license, to submit Safety Data Sheets for the products they will be using.
Keep in mind that the City of Warrenville no longer allows contractors to use sealants that contain coal tar. To review the ordinance banning coal tar use, click here for the City ordinance, or to learn more about the coal tar and its harmful effects click here for the FAQ.
Complete the Pavement Sealcoating Application (PDF)
View a list of licensed pavement sealant contractors (PDF)