Liquor Licenses

Liquor License Process for New Businesses

Applicant will make an appointment with the Liquor Control Commissioner to discuss the concept and location of the proposed business.

Subject to approval:

Applicant submits Liquor License Application with $250.00 non-refundable application fee, Dram Shop Liability Insurance, Surety Bond, Property Lease, and the Floor Plan of the premises to the Village Clerk

Applicant submits the Initial Background Check Form to the New Lenox Police Department

Applicant is required to appear before the Village Board at a formal meeting for approval of the creation of the liquor license

If approved by the Village Board, the Applicant submits the corresponding Liquor License Class Fee and is granted their liquor license

Liquor License Process for Annual Renewal

Note: Liquor Licenses expire at midnight on December 31st of each year

Liquor License renewals are mailed out to existing Liquor License holders in October of each year.

The application along with the required documents such as Dram Shop Liability Insurance, Surety Bond, copy of Renewal Lease (if applicable), and $50 renewal fee are required to be submitted to the New Lenox Village Clerk’s Office.

Applicant must submit Renewal Background Check Form to the New Lenox Police Department

After the renewal background check has been approved and the corresponding Class Fees have been paid the liquor license will be mailed to the applicant.

Liquor License Classifications + Fees

See page 25 of Ordinance 2191 – The Village of New Lenox Liquor Ordinance.
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      Please see the following Ordinance for the full Policy.
      Ordinance 2191 - Liquor Licensing


      Feel free to Contact either the

      Liquor Control Commissioner
      Village Clerk

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      Village of New Lenox
      1 Veterans Parkway
      New Lenox, Illinois 60451
      Phone: (815) 462-6400
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