Registrations, Licenses & Permits
Registration of Honeybee Colonies
Registration of one or more honeybee colonies with the Department is required of beekeepers to help protect and enhance Illinois’ Apiary Industry.
Online Animal Import Permits
All livestock entering Illinois, and consignments to Illinois auction markets, federally approved markets, and recognized slaughtering establishments shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and/or permit. Illinois no longer accepts the APHIS 7001 form.
Feed Distribution & Manufacturing License Application
Any person and or company that manufactures commercial feed in Illinois or whose name appears on the label of the product must obtain an Illinois Commercial Feed License.
Grain Dealers & Grain Warehouse License Application
The Department of Agriculture licenses grain dealers and grain warehouses and examines the books and records of each at least once annually, checking for compliance with the Illinois Grain Code.
Egg License Application Form
The Illinois Egg and Egg Products Act requires anyone who grades, packs, sells or barters eggs must be licensed with the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Animal Health and Welfare Licenses - Pets
The application must be submitted by all who want to become the operator of a pet shop, cattery, dog dealer, kennel, animal control facility, or animal shelter.
Livestock Premises Registration
Premise registration is the first step you can take to protect your investment in Illinois' livestock industry. A database of locations where livestock are produced, raised and kept also aids animal health officials.
Find Environmental Resources & Regulations
Statues, Rules and Regulations for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Waste Management Permits
You may need a permit or approval from the Division of Land Pollution Control of the Bureau of Land if you manage municipal or industrial waste.
Does your business have equipment that emits air pollution? Does your business operate equipment that uses natural gas or other types of fuels? Does your business use solvents, cleaning materials, or other chemicals? Does your business have coating equipment, printing equipment, or other industrial equipment? Then it is possible that you are required to have an Air Pollution Control Permit.
Land Pollution Control Permit
If you store, transfer, treat or dispose of municipal or industrial waste, then you may need a permit from the Bureau of Land for these activities.
Public Water Supply Permits
New and existing public water supplies which intend to construct new water supply facilities, modify existing treatment facilities or equipment, or extend water mains are required to obtain a construction permit from the Division of Public Water Supplies. Public water suppliers are also required to obtain an operating permit before putting newly constructed equipment, facilities or mains into operation.
Water Pollution Control Permit
Permit programs are among the basic tools the Agency uses to regulate wastewater discharges to Illinois streams and lakes. They provide facility owners and the public with a discharge specific interpretation of the law and regulations.
Submit a Potential Film Location
Productions are always looking for the perfect location to film. Submit your location and maybe see your property on tv.
Meeting or Convention Request for Proposal
Reach out to our CVB professionals to help you plan your next event
Start a Business
We offer a wide range of resources for those looking to start a business any where in Illinois. Find information on all the help we offer here
Register, Become a Vendor, & Sell to State Government
Find State Business Development Loan Programs
Find Community Profiles
Data and information on your local community
Locate Commercial & Industrial Sites & Building Locations
A tool to help you locate commercial and industrial sites for your business
Locate A Venue For A Meeting/Convention
A comprehensive list of the hundreds of venues across the state perfect for your next meeting or conference
Locate Illinois University Research Centers
Illinois is home to world class research instutions. Find a list of them here
Wholesale Fur Buyer License
Fur buyer licenses are available online through the DNR DIRECT license/permit system.
Mussel Dealer License
Commercial licenses can be obtained online after registering with the IDNR.
Taxidermy licenses are available online and through DNR DIRECT license and permit vendors.
Wholesale Aquatic Life Dealer License
Resident Aquatic Life Dealer permits are available online.
Wild Game/Bird Breeder Licenses
Wild Game Breeder licenses are available online.
Information on outfitting in Illinois is available from the IDNR Office of Law Enforcement.
Business Tax Registration Online
File your Illinois Business Registration Application online with MyTax Illinois
W-2 Transmitter Registration
Employers may electronically register and obtain their user ID (ETIN) and password for transmission of W-2s online.
Learn more about registration requirements for Illinois businesses.
Register to Pay Business Taxes
Electronically file your original Individual Income Tax Return with MyTax Illinois.
Fire Sprinkler Contractor Information
Safeguarding lives and property by regulating persons engaged in the business of planning, selling, installing, maintaining, or servicing fire protection sprinkler systems.
Pyrotechnics License Information
Licensing of Pyrotechnic Distributors and Operators.
The Division of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety regulates the construction, installation, operation, inspection and repair of boilers and pressure vessels throughout the state of Illinois.
Underground Storage Tank Information
The Petroleum and Chemical Safety division regulates underground storage tanks through registration to ensure the protection of public health and safety.
Doing Business with the Fire Marshal
Information on Boiler licensing and license payments, elevator licensing and payments, fire sprinkler contractor information, pyrotechnic licensing, fire equipment distributor licensing, underground storage tank (UST) installation, UST contractor licensing and renewal, and motor fuel dispensing facility information.
The Elevator Safety Division is responsible for implementing the Elevator Safety and Regulation Act through the registration, inspection, and certification of conveyances, and the licensing of contractors, mechanics, inspectors, inspection companies and apprentices.
State law requires aircraft owners who reside in Illinois and fly their aircraft in the state to register their aircraft with IDOT.
Airport & Heliport Certification
IDOT is empowered and directed to encourage, foster and assist in the development of aeronautics in this state and to encourage the establishment of airports and other air navigation facilities. The Division of Aeronautics classifies and approves airports and restricted landing areas and any alterations or extensions thereof.
Pilots who reside in Illinois are required to register their federal certificate with the state.
Liquor Manufacturing License Applications
Tasting Representative License
View request forms and guidelines for obtaining an Illinois Tasting Beverage License.
Liquor License Forms and Applications
Access ILCC forms and applications online.
Online Renew, Brand Registration
Use MyTaxIllinois to renew an Illinois Liquor License and submit brand registrations electronically.
Motor Carrier Information System Entity Search
Find an entity with a transportation authority at the ICC, including Motor Carriers, Household Good Movers, Towers and Collateral Recovery.
Find Certified Water Utilities
Search water utilities registered with the Commission
Emergency Medical Services Licensing
IDPH licenses people in the State of Illinois to assure they are competent and keep current in the practice of Emergency Medical Services. This includes the licensing of EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, Advanced EMT, Paramedic, Lead Instructor, Emergency Medical Dispatcher, First Responder, Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse, and Emergency Communications Registered Nurse. Much of the Illinois EMS personnel licensing process can be transacted on online, using the links and forms available on this page.
Youth Camps and Campgrounds
State law requires the IDPH to annually inspect and license campgrounds in Illinois. The Campground Licensing and Recreational Area Act defines campground as a recreational area where three or more tents, cabins, recreational vehicles or other permanent or non-permanent type shelters are erected and maintained for camping or where space is provided for camping, temporary parking of recreational vehicles or placing of such tents, cabins, recreational vehicles or other permanent or non-permanent type shelters of any kind for 10 or more persons for six or more camping days during a calendar year. It includes any structure, tent, vehicle, enclosure, appurtenances or recreational equipment related to or used or intended for use as a part of such campground. Campgrounds within home rule units of government are exempt. Staff inspects the water supply and sewage disposal systems, the electrical systems, general sanitation, food service and recreational facilities. IDPH also reviews construction plans for all new campgrounds and for major expansions or alterations of existing ones. Other types of recreational areas that do not provide overnight camping such as highway rest stops and picnicking areas are subject to the rules, but are not licensed or routinely inspected.
Plumber License Application
Under the Illinois Plumbing License Law (225 ILCS 320), the Department licenses plumbers, plumbing contractors, plumbers’ apprentices, irrigation contractors and retired plumbers.
Certificate of Free Sale
IDPH issues Certificates of Free Sale to Illinois Food and Dairy Manufacturers, Processors, Warehousers and Packers and other facilities which the Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies inspects, permits or surveys.
Assisted Living and Shared Housing
The Division of Assisted Living is responsible for all state licensure and survey processes for Assisted Living and Shared Housing establishments. Regulations were adopted in December of 2001 and IDPH began licensing establishments in July of 2002. The Office is located in the Springfield Central Office. The division is comprised of a Division Chief, Health Facilities Nurse Surveyors, and administrative support staff. Life Safety Code/physical plant surveys for these establishments are performed by the IDPH’s Design and Construction Section prior to licensure. All establishments are required to submit an annual renewal application with the applicable licensure fee.
Asbestos Abatement, Training, & Licensing
Workers who manage or abate asbestos in schools, commercial, or public buildings must be trained and licensed. Contractors are responsible for conducting asbestos abatement projects. All contractors who conduct asbestos abatement projects must have insurance and are required to be licensed.