Liquor Licenses

Liquor Licenses
LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS
Title 1, Chapter 4 of our Village Code relating to Alcoholic Liquor, explains the procedure for applying for a liquor license in Oak Brook.

Applications may be downloaded by clicking below. Submit the following documents to Kathy Vonachen, Deputy Clerk, 1200 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523:


  • $2,000 non-refundable application fee
  • Application for Liquor License 
  • Liquor Manager Application 
  • A copy of lease agreement or proof of ownership
  • Employee Liquor Handling Training Manual
  • Proof of completion of the Illinois Department of Alcohol and Substance Program (BASSET or TIPS) Certificate
  • Certificate of Insurance
Section 4-1-9. Application. Chapter 4, of our Village Code states: “Applications for a liquor license shall be made in writing to the Local Liquor Control Commissioner on forms provided by the Village, signed by the applicant, if an individual; or if a corporation, partnership or limited liability company, by a duly authorized agent thereof, verified by oath or affidavit, and shall contain the following statements and information: (11) a completed fingerprint card from each general partner, sole proprietor, general manager and liquor manager; and any officer of a corporation or limited liability company who owns either directly or indirectly more than five percent (5%) of the outstanding shares of any class of the capital stock of said corporation or more than five percent (5%) ownership interest of said limited liability company.”

Fingerprinting is by appointment only at the Oak Brook Police Department. Please contact our Community Service Officers at 630-706-4090 to set up appointment. The Police Department will furnish the proper fingerprint card at that time for individuals. Otherwise, your local Police Department may complete the fingerprint cards and forward the cards with your completed application to the Village Clerk.

Once the documents are received, they will be processed and forwarded to our Liquor Commissioner and Village Board of Trustees for their review and possible approval. At that time, a representative of your organization may wish to attend the Village Board meeting to answer any questions the members may have of your application. If the Village Board approves an increase in the number of liquor licenses, our Village Code is amended to create an additional liquor license. The Liquor Commissioner will then determine if it is appropriate to approve a liquor license. If approved, the process is to submit the appropriate liquor license fee which is prorated.

Please contact the Village Clerk’s office at (630) 368-5036 if you require any assistance with the liquor license application process.

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