A liquor license is required for any person to sell or
permit the sale, use or consumption of any alcoholic liquors in the county in
territory subject to the control of the County Liquor Commission
(unincorporated Will County).
An application for a Will County liquor license involves coordination
with three Will County entities:
- Will County Liquor Commission
- Will County Land Use Department
- Will County Board
is highly encouraged that applicants begin the process with the Will County
Land Use Department to determine if zoning issues must be resolved before
initiating the liquor license application. Additionally,
the county routinely holds pre-application meetings to assist applicants with
the process. Pre-application meetings representatives from the county board,
land use, and the liquor commission to answer an applicant’s questions. If you
are interested in scheduling a pre-application meeting, please contact
Marguerite Kenny at the Will County Land Use Department at email@example.com or 815-774-3367.
Given the coordination between these three entities and the
need for county board approval, an applicant should anticipate approximately
2-3 months from the date of application to the issuance of a new liquor
license, if approved.
The following sections provide a summary of the process for
the three entities: