Permits & Licenses

Business Occupancy Permits and Business Licenses are available through the Economic Development Department. 

Building Permits
and Home Occupancy Permits are available through the Health, Housing and Building Department.

All other Permits and Licenses are available through the office of the City Clerk, including the following:

Garage & Yard Sale Permits

Permits are required for Garage Sales & Yard Sales within the corporate city limits of Belleville. To obtain a Garage & Yard Sale Permit, please visit the office of the City Clerk, Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Regulations can be found in Chapter 113.060 of the City's Code of Ordinanceswhich is summarized below. 

  • Permits cost $5 each
  • Permits are only good for the premises shown on the permit
  • Permit holders must be the occupant of the premises
  • Permits are non-transferrable
  • Permits must be posted in a visible location
  • Permit holder is allowed a maximum of 2 permits per year
  • Permits are limited to 3 consecutive days from 7:30am to 5:00pm
  • Permits will not be issued if applicant is indebted to the City

Raffle Licenses

Organizations wanting to operate a raffle in the City must obtain a license and comply with the city code regarding raffles. Completed applications should be returned to the office of the City Clerk.

View the City's Raffle License Application and Regulations.

Peddlers/Solicitors Licenses

In order to engage in the activity of a peddler, solicitor, or itinerant merchant, an application for a license must be completed and submitted to the office of the City Clerk.

View the City's Peddlers/Solicitors Application and Regulations, Background Authorization Formand Ordinance 8068-2017which includes the requirements for submitting an application and the associated fees.

Mobile Vendor License

The City of Belleville currently permits mobile food vendors and mobile boutique trucks to operate on private property and outside of the special service area (downtown) Ordinance 8068-2017. Before applying for a permit, mobile vendors must have a business license and pass a health inspection. Prospective mobile vendors should first review the following information:

Food Truck Documents

Motorized Food Trucks Rules and Regulations

Food Truck Applications

Food Truck Permit Checklist

  • Copy of Illinois Sales Tax Registration
  • Copy of your local health permit
  • Copy of applicant's driver's license
  • Copy of vehicle registration for mobile commerce vehicle
  • Picture of mobile commerce vehicle
  • Copy of Certificate Liability Insurance    

Individuals interested in applying for a mobile vendor permit should contact the City Clerk's Office (618) 233-6510.

View the City's Mobile Vendor Application and Regulationand Ordinance 8068-2017which includes the requirements for Itinerant Merchant License.

The City of Belleville currently permits Itinerant Merchants to operate within the city Ordinance 8068-2017. This vendor must be on private property, not on any public property (sidewalk, street, or park), and must be in a building or enclosed structure.

Before visiting City Hall to acquire your Itinerant Vendors' License, you must:

Step 1

Register with the State of Illinois for a State Sales Tax Number. Please obtain this number before visiting City Hall.

Illinois Department of Revenue
Willard Ice Building

101 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62702
800-732-8866

217-782-3336

Or apply online at: http://www.revenue.state.il.us 

Step 2

Obtain Written Permission from the owner of the property where the stand is to be located. This letter should be on company letterhead or a notarized letter from owner. Letter should also include the date(s) of the sale. All sales must be in a building or enclosed structure.

This license will require an annual Commercial Occupancy Permit ($100.00) and an Itinerant Merchant License ($100.00).

Apply and pay for an Itinerant Vendor License. Your license will be issued after all the necessary requirements are met.

Individuals interested in applying for a mobile vendor permit should contact the City Clerk's Office (618) 233-6510.

View the City's Itinerant Merchant Application and Regulationand Ordinance 8068-2017which includes the requirements for submitting an application and the associated fees.