Liquor & Gaming Licenses

Forms & Applications



View present license categories, requirements and fees as revised in November 2019. The sale and service of alcoholic beverages, unless otherwise stated within a license class or through a special use permit, is limited to the hours between 6 AM and 2 AM (the following day).

Need a new liquor license?
Download our complete application packet for new applications and annual renewal (revised in November 2019).

Need to update the store manager?
Whenever the manager of a business changes, the new manager needs to be finger printed and cleared through a criminal background check.  Please complete the Background Release form and contact Vince McCormack at 847-719-1690 x6161 for an appointment ($49.00 fee required)

Adding or removing gaming terminals?

You may submit a request to change the number gaming terminals licenses for your business using an easy online form.

Apply for a change online


Need a liquor license for a special event?
Please complete your request at least 3 business days before your event.  

NEW: You may use our online form to submit a digital request.  Online payment instructions are provided on the form.

You may also use a printable form, return it via email or drop it off at Village Hall. Payment must accompany your special event application.

Apply Online for Special Event Liquor License

Apply Online

Gaming License Clarification/Information
The Village Board approved a clarification to the issuance of Class V Liquor/Gaming licenses for establishments wanting to locate within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Lake Zurich.  The ordinance is available online.

Questions about applying for or renewing you liquor license?
For questions regarding new or renewal of liquor and gaming licenses contact Innovation Director Michael Duebner via email or call 847-540-1690.

License Application Process