All businesses in Normal must be licensed with the Town Clerk.
There is no fee for this license.
Licenses are valid for one year and are renewed yearly by January 10.
Licenses will be issued once the application is submitted, and all taxes and debts owed to the Town of Normal are paid.
You are required to keep the Clerk's Office informed of changes in your business. This is vital to the Police and Fire Departments' responses in the event of an emergency.
Please note, as there may be other regulations required of your business, having a Town license does not supersede or negate any other requirements that may be in place for your business. Please review the 2024-2025 Business Application Resource and Compliance Guide, listed under the Business License Application -Next Year - section, as it contains a Multi-Leval Registration compliance guide indicating some county, state, and Town of Normal requirements of all businesses.
BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATION - Current Year - January 10, 2023 - January 10, 2024
In order to apply for a regular business license, please fill out the electronic form below. Please allow for up to three businesses days to receive an update about your license, including confirmation of submission. please allow for up to ten business days for processing of your license application. Our office is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm.
If your business is home-based please read the related Town Ordinance at the bottom of this page. In order to apply for a home-based business license, please fill out the electronic form below. Please note, all new home-based or short-term rental businesses require additional approval by inspections. Please follow the instructions in the application to connect with the Inspections Department. Please allow for up to three businesses days to receive an update about your license, including confirmation of submission. please allow for up to ten business days for processing of your license application.
BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATION - Next Year - January 10, 2024 - January 10, 2025
If you are ready to renew your license, or your business will be starting operation on or after January 10, 2024, please fill out the below application.
For the licensing year January 10, 2024 - January 10, 2025, there is one application for all license types. Please allow for three business days to receive an update about your application. For new home-based or short-term rental businesses an additional approval by the inspections department is required. The Clerk department will follow up with your application on this process.
Please see below for an informational guide to aid you in filling out the application and some resources on being compliant with certain regulations of being registered with the Town, County, and State.
2024-2025 Business Application Resource Guide:
Short-Term Rental Businesses have additional responsibilities such as submitting a monthly Tax Return Form as required under Ordinance No. 5756, approved by the Normal Town Council on November 19, 2018. Please see the below guide for specific information about the requirements of operation a Short-Term Rental. This guide should be utilized in conjunction with the above application guide.
The Town Business License Ordinance includes fines of $5 -$200 for violations of the Business License Ordinance.
Please contact the Clerk's Office with questions: (309)454-9508, firstname.lastname@example.org.