The Elk Grove Village Business Resource Guide is intended to help current businesses, businesses considering moving here, as well as real estate professionals find important information all in one place. It’s one of the many ways Elk Grove Village is Beyond Business Friendly

Welcome to your step-by-step guide on becoming an Elk Grove Village, IL business owner.

Our goal is to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey as you establish your business in Elk Grove Village. With our comprehensive Starting Business Brochure, we're here to guide you through every step of the process, from choosing the perfect site to obtaining permits and beyond. Your business journey starts here, and we're excited to be part of it.

This invaluable tool has been meticulously crafted to address all your questions and concerns, offering a roadmap that will keep you on track throughout your business venture. Whether you're exploring a new location, constructing a building, or renovating an existing space, we have you covered.

Here's a sneak peek at what our Starting Business Brochure covers:

Choosing the Perfect Site:

The journey begins by finding the ideal commercial space for your business. Use this brochure to make notes of the spaces you're interested in and start planning with your real estate professional.

Navigating Zoning:

Our Zoning Application Step walks you through the crucial process of obtaining zoning approval. Contact the Community Development Department at 847-357-4220.

Obtaining Permits with Ease:

Nearly all construction, remodels, and repairs require approved permits. Our step-by-step guide will help you navigate the permit process seamlessly. Contact the Community Development Department at 847-357-4220.

Smooth Inspections:

Inspections are a crucial part of ensuring the safety and quality of your business space. Our Inspection Checklist will keep you informed about the essential inspections required during your project. Contact the Community Development Department at

License for Success:

Running a business in Elk Grove Village comes with the responsibility of obtaining the necessary business license. Our Licensing Checklist will guide you through the process to ensure you're compliant and ready to operate.

Contact the Finance Department at 847-357-4000

Your journey to business success in Elk Grove Village begins now. We're here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring your experience is Beyond Business Friendly. Start your journey today and watch your business thrive in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
Download the Starting Business Brochure here.

Elected Officials

The Village of Elk Grove Village is run by the Council-Manager form of government. This form of municipal government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials (Mayor and Board of Trustees) with the strong administrative experience of the Village Manager.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mayor who is elected at large for a four (4) year term.

Legislative Body Village Board of Trustees – Six (6) trustees elected for four (4) year term overlapping terms.

Village Clerk The Village Clerk is an appointed official, responsible for keeping all Official Village Records. The Village Clerk's Office also handles voter registration and Village elections.

Chief Administrative Officer - Village Manager The Chief Administrative Officer - Village Manager is a professional administrator appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees to direct daily operations of the Village. The Village Manager is responsible for preparation and presentation of the budget and has full authority over all Village Departments.


Boards and Commissions

The Plan Commission
The Plan Commission consists of 9 volunteer residents of the Village, one of whom serves as Chairman. The Plan Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. These meetings typically take place on the second or fourth Wednesday, but only when needed.

The Plan Commission makes recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Trustees concerning land suitable for annexation, subdivisions of real estate, and associated issues such as landscape plans, screening plans, and locations of public improvements in new developments.

In addition, the Plan Commission holds public hearings concerning rezoning request and special use requests. Following the public hearing, the Plan Commission makes recommendations to the Village Board concerning the issue at hand.

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) consists of 9 volunteer residents, one of whom serves as Chairman. The ZBA does not have a set meeting schedule, but meets during evening hours on an as-needed basis.

The ZBA holds public hearing to consider petitions for variations to the Village's Zoning Ordinance and make recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Trustees concerning the petition.

In addition, the ZBA will make recommendations concerning the interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance from time to time.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

In 2014, the Village approved the Busse / Elmhurst TIF District.

The TIF District is a valuable resource encouraging redevelopment and business expansion. Businesses or real estate professionals may access TIF funds in cases where there is a redevelopment opportunity and a clearly demonstrated benefit to the community.


This information is provided for your convenience and is intended to serve only as a guide. The Village of Elk Grove shall not be liable for any errors or misinformation contained in this directory. The authority to approve development proposals lies exclusively with the Village of Elk Grove Board of Trustees. This document shall in no way imply or guarantee approval of specific land uses without proceeding through the required review, application and approval processes.