STEP 1

Business License Application Form

Please download fillable PDF form to your desktop

STEP 2

Email complete application and all supporting documentation to businesslicense@calumetcity.org

STEP 3

Submit $150 application fee

Business License Summary of Revisions:

All businesses will follow the same process annually to obtain a business license, therefore eliminating use of the term ‘Renewal’.

All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically at businesslicense@calumetcity.orgHARD COPIES ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED.

The following documentation must be included with the application for review:

  • Valid Photo ID
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Doing Business As (DBA)
  • Copy of current lease
  • Any other required certificates or licenses (e.g., barbershop, beautician, etc.)

A $150 application processing fee must be submitted with your application and all required documentation for review. Click here to access the secure Payment Portal. This fee is non-refundable.

Failure to complete any portion of the application or failure to submit all required documentation including the processing fee will result in automatic denial of the application.

If a section is not applicable, please indicate such. Do not leave blank.

Business owners are required to provide an email address to be used for communications with the City.

The fees for business licenses are contained within the fee schedule. If the business license application is approved, the license fee shall be due within 7 days of notice of the approval. The City will notify you via email upon approval.

No business is authorized to operate until a business license has been issued by the City.

Failure to obtain a current business license while operating your business will result in penalties and /or closure of the business.