Licenses / Permits

Carbondale does not require a general business license, but some types of businesses do require a license or a permit to operate in the City. If your contemplated business is listed, contact the appropriate office for application forms. View a complete listing of Permits and Applications.

City Resources

Development Management

200 South Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-457-3248
Development Management Page

Licensing Documents

Building & Neighborhood Services Division

200 South Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-457-3237
Building and Neighborhood Services Division Page

Licensing Documents

City Clerk’s Office

200 South Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-457-3281
City Clerk Page

Licensing Documents

  • Liquor License Application (PDF)
  • Vendor License Application (Online or PDF)
    Vendor (Seller Information) (PDF)
    Vendor (Background and Credit Check) (PDF)
    Vendor (Food Truck Maps) (PDF)
  • Solicitor (PDF)
  • Taxicab/TNC Driver's License (Online or PDF)
  • Tree Trimming or Cutting Business License (Online or PDF)