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WELCOME TO THE BUSINESS LICENSING INFORMATION PAGE
Business/General Premise License Categories:
Business/General Premise License payments for existing businesses may be made online using the Village's eGov website .
Additional License Categories:
Contractors: for information on contractor licenses, please contact Code Enforcement at 847-781-2631.
Home Based Businesses: please click here to review our Municipal Code 8-11-4 to determine if your home business is allowed. If applicable, click here to download the application for Home Based Businesses. The fee is $25.00 per year.
Raffle: for all raffles conducted in the Village (nonprofit organizations only). Click here to download the raffle application and Municipal Code regarding raffles (aka "lotteries"). Raffle license fee is $1.
Residential Rental License: for information regarding Residential Rental License requirements, please call 847-781-2650 or click here .
Solicitors: please click here for solicitor information and regulations.*
Special Events: click here for Special Events information.
*Not all license applications can be obtained from this page. Please call the Village Clerk's office at 847-781-2625 to determine your fees and the correct application for your licensing needs. You may also email us at VillageClerk@hoffmanestates.org , thank you.
The mission of the Village of Hoffman Estates is to continually improve the quality of life for our residents and business community by providing responsive and efficient municipal services.
We believe that the municipal government exists to serve the residents and business community.
We believe that continuous improvement in the quality and methods of services is essential to maintain a standard of excellence in municipal government.
We believe that the Village Board provides the leadership and guidance to meet the needs of our community.
We believe that our employees are a valuable resource to our community and through their personal and professional growth, enhance the quality of services.
We believe that encouragement of citizen participation and community involvement is essential for good government.
We believe that the Village should continually evaluate its services in an environment of rapid social, cultural, economic and technological change.
We believe that the Village should continue to be a leader in municipal government.
Excellence - The Village will be a model of excellence in providing municipal services.
Leadership - The Village will provide leadership to manage change and encourage creativity, productivity, and innovation.
Commitment - The Village is committed to continually improve the quality of services to our residents and our employees.
Communication - The Village will communicate openly with honesty and integrity.
Environment - The Village will foster good stewardship of our natural environment through protection and conservation of natural resources.
Diversity - The Village will leverage its strength as a uniquely diversified community by developing interactive relationships with all residents in order to enhance the quality of life throughout the Village.
Resources - The Village is dedicated to ensuring that resources are used efficiently and wisely toward the achievement of our mission.
The Village of Hoffman Estates is a home rule community that utilizes the Council-Manager form of government. The Village Manager is appointed as the chief administrator of the Village by a majority vote of the Mayor and Board of Trustees. All Village Departments report to the Village Manager, who is also accountable to the Mayor and Board of Trustees for the proper administration of all affairs of the Village. The Village Manager is responsible for monitoring all revenues and expenditures, preparing and presenting an annual budget and capital plan, and ensuring that all purchasing requirements, laws and ordinances of the Village are upheld.
The Village Manager's Office is also responsible for coordinating Village communications, contracting solid waste, recycling, and utility services, implementing sustainability programs, and resolving resident and business inquiries.
The Administration Division is included in the General Government Department , which includes Finance, Human Resources Management, Cable Television, Communications, Village Clerk, Legislative, and Legal.
For assistance from Administration, please contact the following:
Deputy Village Manager
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