Commercial Short-Term Sales

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Persons who are engaged in commercial short-term sales must first obtain their license from the City prior to engaging in such activity.

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Any person engaged in Commercial Short-Term Sales must first obtain a Temporary Business License prior to commencing operations. Temporary Business Licenses for Commercial Short-Term Sales are valid for only thirty (30) days and only two (2) such licenses will be issued to the same person/company in a calendar year. 

What is Commercial Short-Term Sales

Commercial Short-Term Sales is any commercial activity conducted outside on a seasonal basis, including the display of goods and outdoor cafes.

What are the step to obtain a Commercial Short-Term Sales License?

  1. Submit Completed Commercial Short-Term Sales Application (below)
  2. Business Meeting (if applicable) - Community Development Staff will schedule a meeting with your business to learn about your operations. We will also discuss zoning, fees and any concerns. Fees will be due upon confirmation of your commercial activities.
  3. Inspection - An inspection is required by one or more City departments.
  4. Business License Issued - Upon passing the inspection, approval of the application and payment of fees, the license will be issued. Commencing of commercial/sales activities prior to the issuance of the license is not permitted unless specifically granted by the Community Development Department.

If you have any questions contact Community Development Staff at (630) 766-5133 or at

Business Information

Owner's Name, Address, Phone Number and E-Mail
Owner's Name, Address, Phone Number and E-Mail
Detailed Description of Business Activities (include information on goods for sale, proposed duration of sales, hours of operations)
Site Plan must be submitted that shows the proposed layout of the sales area and demonstrates compliance with Sec. 17.502.A.7 of the City Code

Property Information

Address (of property where sales will occur)
Property Owner's Name, Address, Phone Number and E-Mail
Property Owner's Name, Address, Phone Number and E-Mail
A signed letter from the property owner must be submitted showing approval for the use of the property for commercial short-term sales use.
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