A business license will allow you to conduct business in the Village of River Forest. Applications can be submitted to the Village Administrator's Office for review. Certain specialty licenses such as a food handler’s license are included on the business license application. If applying for a food handler license please provide proof of your State Food Service Sanitation Certificate along with the application. Before a license can be issued the Village Administrator's Office will verify your business is permitted for your proposed location.

**Business License Renewals will be mailed in mid March and will now be valid from May 1st - April 30th of each year.  Or complete the application below and submit to the Village**

Click here to download and complete an application. The application should be returned to Village Hall with the appropriate payment.

Click here for a complete list of licensing fees.

Click here for Business License registration and licensing regulations.  Select "Title 3- Business Regulations" or "Title 10, Chapter 3 for Definitions of Home Occupations". 

   Food Trucks

Food Truck operators are required to obtain a Village Business License and a Temporary Food Service Permit. Special permitting from the Fire Department may also be required. Please read all the information carefully, complete all licensing and permit applications, and send with the proper fee ($150) to the Village of River Forest.

Click here to download a Business License Application

Click here to download a Food Truck Information Packet & Temporary Food Service Permit Application

Click here for the Village of River Forest Business Starter Kit.  Everything you need to know about opening a business in River Forest!