Commercial Occupancy, Licenses & Registrations

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Resources for conducting commercial & non-profit activities in the City of Wood Dale

The  City Council has recently amended business regulations (Chapter 4 of the Municipal Code) to create the Commercial Occupancy Program, which focuses on public health, safety and welfare and applies to all non-residential structures.  This program still requires an annual application, payment of fees and inspection.  For some businesses, a Commercial Occupancy will be all that is required.   However, certain commercial activities will require a license or registration that can be issued in conjunction with the Commercial Occupancy.

One of the major changes is the introduction of Renewal Zones.  The Renewal Zones Map depicts the renewal deadlines for each geographic area.

Questions about the changes and the new program should be directed to Community Development at (630) 766-5133 or via email at businessdevelopment@wooddale.com.


Commercial Occupancy Renewal (Existing Businesses)

STEP 1:  Submit Completed Commercial Occupancy Renewal Application

STEP 2:  Inspection - An inspection is required by one or more City departments and the Wood Dale Fire Protection District.

STEP 3:  Payment of Fees - The invoice for Commercial Occupancy renewal and any related business activities will be emailed to the billing contact listed on the application.  Fees can be paid online or by check and mailed or hand delivered to the Community Development Department.

STEP 4:  Commercial Occupancy Certificate Issued - Upon approval of the application, a passing inspection and payment of fees, the Commercial Occupancy Certificate (COC) will be issued.

 


New Commercial Occupancy (Businesses New to Wood Dale, Expanding Businesses or Moving to New Space)

STEP 1:  Submit Completed New Commercial Occupancy Application 

STEP 2:  Welcome Meeting - Community Development Staff will schedule a meeting to welcome you to the City and learn about your business.  We will also discuss zoning, fees and opportunities to gain additional exposure.  Fees will be due upon confirmation of your commercial activities.

STEP 3:  Inspection - An inspection is required by one or more City departments and the Wood Dale Fire Protection District.

STEP 4: Payment of Fees - The invoice for Commercial Occupancy and any related business activities will be emailed to the billing contact identified on the application.  Fees can be paid online or by check and mailed or hand delivered to the Community Development Department.  Cash and credit card payments are also accepted at City Hall.

STEP 5:  Commercial Occupancy Certificate Issued - Upon passing the inspection, approval of the application and payment of fees, the Commercial Occupancy Certificate will be issued.  Occupancy of the space prior to issuance of the COC is not allowed, unless specifically granted by Community Development.

 


Commercial Land Leasing

Includes Commercial Parking Lots and Mobile Home Parks.  Click HERE for more information.


Transporter License

This license will be combined with a COC, when applicable.  However, if your transporter business does not occupy physical space in Wood Dale, click HERE for more information.


Scavengers

Includes Waste/Refuse Haulers.  Click HERE for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)