The Village of Tinley Park requires that all businesses in Tinley Park have a valid business license. Village business licenses are issued on a calendar-year basis. Applications are due Jan. 31.
Also required is a Change of Use/Owner permit for businesses acquiring a previously occupied commercial or industrial space, or acquiring an existing business or property. Before a lease or sale is complete, a Change of Use/Owner permit application must be completed and returned to the Building/Planning Department for review to ensure the basic zoning criteria has been met, and an inspection will be performed to make sure the space is up to current code. A certificate of occupancy and business license cannot be issued until this process is completed.
Penalty for Failure to Obtain/Renew Licenses
Any licensee who fails to pay the fees and charges for a license or permit by Feb. 28 shall be charged a penalty. Said penalty shall be paid at the time of obtaining the license. The Village also may take action to force the business to cease operation if license is not obtained. This penalty structure is not applicable to contractors.