Operating Your Business in Champaign

Home-Based Businesses

Regulations in the Zoning Ordinance limit home occupations in order that they not conflict with surrounding residences. You may run your business from your home if you follow the guidelines set forth by the Code.

Home Occupations Regulations

For more information contact:

Zoning Administrator
Email: ZoningAdministrator@ci.champaign.il.us
Phone: 217/403-8800

Licenses and Permits

Some business-related activities require permits. Check the Business Licenses and Permits page for more information.

Registrations with the County and State

Businesses which are unincorporated and doing business under an assumed name (any name other than the business owner’s full name) may need to register with the County Clerk’s office, which is located at 1776 E. Washington, Urbana.

For more information contact:

Champaign County Clerk
1776 E. Washington,
Urbana, IL 61801
Email: mail@champaigncountyclerk.com
Phone: 217/384-3720
Champaign County Clerk Website

For sales tax information contact:

Illinois Department of Revenue
1717 Philo Rd.
Sunnycrest Mall, Urbana
Phone: 217/333-5740
Illinois Department of Revenue Website