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Business Licensing
Business Licenses
The City of Monticello regulates specific types of businesses to maintain the health, safety, and general welfare of the community.

The review process is provided to assure city code compliance and public safety.  Liquor and amusement license applications and establishments of license holders are subject to review and inspection by the Illinois State Gaming Board and the Illinois Liquor Control Commissioner, as well as local police authorities.

Term of License
Business licenses are good for one year, depending on the type of license as outlined below.  Any applications made late in the license term shall be pro-rated, and the applicant must submit a renewal application to cover the upcoming license year.

License Fees & Application
The annual fees for required business licenses are listed below, as outlined in Title XI of the City of Monticello Municipal Code.  New license applications (where applicable) may be downloaded and submitted to the City of Monticello at any time.


 Annual Fee 
Application  A  $1,000
January 1 -         December 31  B  $600
   C  $600
   D  $750
   E  $25
   H  $0
   I  $200
Application Establishment License  $25
January 1 -         December 31 General Coin-Operated
Amusement Machines 
 Pool/Billiard Tables  $25
   Juke Box  $50 
   Video Gaming Machines
(5 maximum)
Application Residential Refuse Hauler  $50
February 1- 
January 31
Mobile Home Park    
December 1 - November 30   Mobile Home Park Owner $100
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Callie McFarland
Director of Community Development

210 N Hamilton
Monticello, IL 61856

Ph: (217) 762-2583
Fx: (217) 762-9307

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm