The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 | village@oak-park.us

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Opening or expanding a business in Oak Park

The Village of Oak Park, the Oak Park Economic Development Corporation and the Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce have partnered to offer personalized, one-to-one assistance to new and existing Oak Park businesses.

Personal assistance is available in the following areas:

  • Developing or revising a business plan
  • Navigating Village municipal government processes
  • Identifying potential business sites
  • Assessing zoning requirements
  • Understanding building and construction permit requirements
  • Passing property inspections for and required Village occupancy permits
  • Businesses licensing
  • Connecting with business peers, including a ribbon-cutting event, and beginning Jan. 1, 2022, all newly licensed new Oak Park businesses will receive a free six-month membership to the Chamber of Commerce. The free six-month membership will be activated when a business license is issued.

Click here to download a business start-up/expansion guide checklist