Online Business Registration Application

Online business registration is currently available only for the following clients:

1. For businesses that are remitting payment by mail and in the form of a check.

2. For government agencies, not-for-profits, or charitable organizations. Such organizations are not required to pay a fee but we do ask organizations submit their registration via the Fee-Exempt application category.

PLEASE NOTE: If remitting payment in-person with a check, cash, or credit card will require the submission of a paper-based registration application.






• Annual Registration Renewal application is for existing West Chicago businesses; payment must be postmarked before 12/31 of registration year; $100 if past due.

• New Business Registration application is for new businesses or expansions; occupancy permit required.

• Registration Transfer application is for existing West Chicago businesses with change in ownership; occupancy permit required.

• Fee Exempt application is for gov. agency, not-for-profit, religious, or charitable organizations.

• Relocation or Name Change application is for existing West Chicago businesses relocating within City limits or that change business name.








The exact “legal name” as it appears in the official business formation documentation.


(If applicable)





(List your business activities, including all products and/or services offered.)


Provide the primary location address in West Chicago where business transactions and/or activities occur. If your business holds multiple sites in West Chicago, add secondary/tertiary site addresses in the Additional Site Addresses section.

City notifications will be mailed to this address and addressed to the Primary Contact, unless alternate information is provided in the Business Mailing Address section below.



(e.g. 123)


(e.g. N., W., E., S.)


(e.g. Atlantic Drive)


(If applicable)


(If applicable)


Contact for Police, Fire, or Other Emergency (First and Last Name)




(Area Code) - Phone Number


(Area Code) - Phone Number


Email notifications regarding registration renewal and business support will be provided at this address.






Total square feet of space or building.






Provide year that primary business was established in West Chicago.


Contact information of business owner, partner, or management representative.









As applicable for businesses with multiple locations in West Chicago.



Please include: Street Number, Street Name, Building #, Suite/Unit/Floor, Site Contact Name, Site Phone Number


Please include: Street Number, Street Name, Building #, Suite/Unit/Floor, Site Contact Name, Site Phone Number


If different from the PRIMARY business site address noted above or if you wish to receive City notifications mailed to an alternate address.





(e.g. 123)


(e.g. N., W., E., S.)


(e.g. Claremont Ave.)






• Fill required fields and check box requesting a copy of the application.

• Press submit button below. Thereafter you will receive an email confirmation and a copy of your application submission.

• Please remit payment and a copy of your email confirmation by mail to the address noted below. Check payments should be made payable to the City of West Chicago with the registering business name noted on the check.

City of West Chicago
Business Registration
475 Main Street
West Chicago, IL 60185







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