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Licenses, Registrations and Permits

The Administration Department is responsible for the issuance of licenses, registrations and permits for various business related items as well as special events.

Please contact Executive Assistant Natalie Stevens at 630-897-8228 Ext. 224 for any questions pertaining to these items, including additional paperwork, deadlines for submittal, etc. Various licenses, including liquor and tobacco, also require additional paperwork for background checks for the applicant.

Licenses / Registrations

Liquor License

Valid from March 1 – February 29
Application Form
Classifications
Liquor Code

Tobacco License

Valid from June 1 – May 31
Application Form

Business Registration

Valid from January 1 – December 31
All businesses operating in North Aurora are required to annually submit this form and $50 registration fee.
Registration Form — Fee Waived for 2021 Registrations

Other Licenses

If you operate a hotel/motel, waste hauling service or have video gaming on site at an applicable food establishment please contact Natalie Stevens for further information.

 

Special Event Permits

If any of the following criteria apply to your event then you need to apply for a Village of North Aurora Special Events Permit:

  1. It uses any Village property;
  2. It requires the closure of any public street, posting of “no parking” signs on public streets or blocking of any parking on public streets;
    • Note: Special events are different from block parties, which need to be applied for through the North Aurora Police Department. For block party information click here.
  3. It uses any commercial parking lot and/or requires the blocking of any commercial parking area that reduces the number of required parking spaces established in Title 17 Chapter 13 Section 13;
  4. The sale of alcoholic liquor;
  5. Any event at which sound amplification equipment will be used 1. Sunday through Thursday – before 10:00 am and/or after 9:00 pm; or 2. Friday and Saturday before 10:00 am; and/or after 10:00 pm.

Tents and inflatables usage are not a condition for a Special Event Permit. See below for requirements for larger models.

If you will be serving food at your event, all Kane County Health Department requirements must be met. See below for contact information.

The property owner or person authorized by the property owner on which an outdoor special event is planned for which a permit is required, as provided in Section 5.70.020, shall submit an application to the Village. If the event property is not owned by applicant, a copy of the lease or other written evidence of consent or approval from the property owner is required with the application.

Tents

If your event will be using a tent or inflatable over 400 square feet you will need approval and inspection from the North Aurora Fire Protection District.

They may be contacted at:

North Aurora Fire District

2 Monroe Street
North Aurora, IL 60542
Phone: 630-897-9698
Website: http://www.nafd.org

Food

If you will be serving food at your event, all Kane County Health Department requirements must be met.

They may be contacted at:

Kane County Health Department

1240 North Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-208-3801
Website: www.kanehealth.com

Documents to be included with application:

  1. Special Events Permit Application (required)
  2. Hold Harmless Agreement (required)
  3. Certificate of Liability Insurance – Insurance coverage in the amount of $1,000,000 is required (dram shop insurance required for liquor permit)
  4. A copy of lease and written evidence of permission from property owner if event applicant does not own the property (if applicable)
  5. Temporary Liquor Permit (if applicable; needed for liquor)
  6. Fireworks Permit from North Aurora Fire Protection District (if applicable)

Other information:

All Special Event Permits must be approved by the Village of North Aurora board. The board meets on the first and third Mondays of each month and board agendas are finalized the previous Thursday. Please keep this timeline in mind when applying.

All Temporary Liquor Permits must be approved and signed by the Village President and Liquor Commissioner.

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