Business License Information

New businesses relocating to Lake Zurich and existing business changing locations or ownership are required to meet local zoning and business regulations. Please contact our zoning officer as early as possible at 847-540-1696 to discuss your plans and to determine if your business use is permitted at your desired location. The Village of Lake Zurich requires occupancy inspections prior to your moving in. If you plan on any alterations to the space, a building permit may be required.

Complete the Procedure for Business Occupancy in Lake Zurich and submit the occupancy fee (as noted on the application). Upon review and approval of your application, you will be contacted to set up inspections by the following: building, plumbing, fire prevention, and public works. Upon approved final inspections, your Certificate of Occupancy will be issued and the Business License application along with a copy of the Certificate of Final Occupancy will be sent to the Finance Department. The Business License will require a separate annual fee which will be collected and issued by the Finance Department at Village Hall.