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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Liquor License

The DuPage County Clerk's office issues liquor licenses for only unincorporated DuPage County.


  • Owner must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Owner must be a DuPage County resident or have a DuPage County resident as a full time manager.
  • Owner & manager must be fingerprinted by the DuPage County Sheriff's office. The fee for fingerprinting is $36.00.
  • Owner must show proof of insurance.
  • Owner must show a copy of the lease or charter organization.
  • All servers & bartenders must have proof of BASSET liquor training.  BASSET Card Lookup (website).
  • Premises must be inspected by the DuPage County Health & Building Departments.

DuPage County Liquor Ordinance:

   Download a copy of the DuPage County Liquor Ordinance   PDF


Classes of Liquor LicensesNon-refundable
Application Fee
Initial FeeRenewal Fee
A: Package Store$1,000.00$2,250.00$2,250.00
B: Restaurants & Taverns$1,000.00$2,250.00$2,250.00
C: Hotels & Recreational Facilities$1,000.00$2,400.00$2,400.00
D: Extra Bar within a Business with LicenseN/A$ 200.00$ 200.00
E: Temporary Daily LicenseN/A$   50.00N/A
F: ClubsN/A$ 375.00$ 375.00
I:  CateringN/A$ 100.00N/A
J:  Public Community College$1,000.00$5,850.00$5,850.00

Liquor Licenses are valid from July 1st thru June 30th.

Liquor Commission and Commissioner

As stated in the DuPage County code, the Chairman of the DuPage County Board serves as the Liquor Commissioner for the unincorporated areas throughout DuPage County. 

The Liquor Commissioner issues temporary liquor licenses, Class "E" and "I".  To download an application and instructions for a temporary liquor license, please click on the "more information" link.  More information