Business License Policy

If you own or operate a business in Lombard, you may be required to apply for a business license. Village ordinances require certain types of Lombard businesses to purchase a license and prominently display it in the business. The licensing period commences the first day of July of each year and shall extend to and through the following 30th day of June. The annual fee for each type of license varies. Download a Business License Application (PDF).

The following links are sections of Village Code pertaining to different types of businesses that require a license:

Please note that while your business might not require a business license, all businesses require a Certificate of Occupancy.

Massage Establishments

Massage Establishments also require a license. An Application for Massage Establishment License (PDF), nonrefundable filing fee of $250 ($100 for renewing a massage license), and actual cost of fingerprinting charges are required. Please contact the Business Administrator at 630-620-5913 prior to submitting an application. View the Village Code regarding Massage Establishments.

Solicitor’s Permit


A separate Solicitor/Peddler License Application (PDF) must be completed for license or permit to engage in the business of soliciting and/or peddling. The cost of the permit is $50 for 30 days. If your organization is non-profit or charitable, please supply the Village with the latest copy of your financial report and charter. Fund soliciting at intersections require the completion of a different application. View the Village Code regarding Peddlers and Solicitors.

Due to the specific requirements for this permit, please contact the Business Administrator at 630-620-5913 for further details.

Taxicab License

A Public Passenger License, also known as a Taxicab License, is required in order to operate in the Village of Lombard. A Taxicab Business License Application (PDF) must be completed and approved by the Village Board of Trustees. To learn more, view the Transportation Section of the Village Code.


Organizations that operate raffles must complete a Raffle Registration Application and submit a written copy of the rules. The completed form must be submitted to the Business Administrator and approved by the Village Manager. The raffle fee depends on the number of raffles operated by the organization per calendar year. View the Village Code regarding Raffles and Conduct of Raffles.  After the conclusion of the raffle, a Code Compliance Report needs to be promptly completed and returned to the Village.  View the 2020 Raffle Licensing Report.

More Information

If you have questions about whether your business is required to obtain a license or how much a particular license costs, please call the Business Administrator at 630-620-5913.

Read more on Home Occupation Rules (PDF) from the Village Code of Ordinances.