The City of Decatur does not require every business to have a business license. However, City Code does require a license for specific businesses.  Most licensing functions fall under the Finance Department.

Licensing also maintains the Macon County Pet Registration System; processes billing for the pier permits, boat registrations and duck blinds; processes rental and billing for parking in the downtown area; and other permits.

Liquor Licensing is managed by the City Clerk.

Construction permits are managed by Economic & Community Development Department.

Licensing Fees as of 8/8/2023

Things to do when Opening a Business in Decatur


City of Decatur
1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza
Decatur, IL 62523
Telephone: (217) 424-2709