Operating with the highest ethical standards, the Village of Ford Heights takes very seriously our position and the needs of our local businesses. All regulated business operations in the Village of Ford Heights must be licensed to operate and must abide by all the rules, regulations and ordinances of the Village of Ford Heights. Special permits are required for certain special events, outdoor public gatherings, loudspeakers and amplifiers, and solicitation.
All business license are valid and requires annual renewal and inspections.
Fees vary depending on type of business. Our standard renewal is $300.00.
All annual licenses expires on April 30. There shall be no proration of annual license fees for licenses active for less than a one-year period. There shall be no refund of license fees if the licensee ceases to conduct the licensed business prior to expiration of the license.
What Business Should Know...
Your application has to be approved by all Village departments: Planning and Zoning, Water Services, Fire & Police Services, and the Village Clerk Office.
No license shall be issued to any person, who in the judgment of the Mayor and Village Board, that is not of good char
YOU CANNOT OPERATE YOUR BUSINESS WITHOUT A BUSINESS LICENSE