Business Licenses


All businesses in Normal must be licensed with the Town Clerk.

There is no fee for this license.

Licenses are valid January 1 - December 31 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. 

You may pick up forms at the Clerk's Office or print and complete the Business License Application (PDF) and return it to the Town Clerk's Office on the second floor of Uptown Station/City Hall.  The office is open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. 

If your business is home based please read the related Town Ordinance below.  Once you submit your application the Inspections Department will contact you, via email, to confirm your home based business will comply with the Home Occupation Regulations.  Once complete the Clerk's Office will receive notification to complete your business license.

Town Ordinance related to business licenses is Section 22.11  

Town Ordinance related to home business licenses is Section 15.4-4 D

The Ordinance includes fines of $5 -$200 for violations of the Business License Ordinance.  

Please contact the Clerk's Office with questions: (309)454-9508.