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city of Alton, Illinois
City of Alton, il
101 E 3rd Street Alton, IL 62002
(618) 463-3500

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Cynthia A. Roth

City Treasurer
101 E. Third Steet
Alton, IL  62002
PH:   618.463.3540
FAX: 618.463.3520

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M

Business Licenses

Description of Business Licenses

Class A-$50

Examples-List is not inclusive
Most Retail Business
Taxi (plus $50.00 per cab)
Massage Business/Therapist

Class B-$100

Examples-List is not inclusive
Special Events (no longer than 7 consecutive days)
Auction House
Dangerous Weapons
Pet Shop/Kennels

Class C-$200

Examples-List is not inclusive
Outdoor Advertising
Nursing Home, Shelter Care
Restaurants (unless alcohol is sold, if selling alcohol see Liquor Commissioner)
Mobile Home Court
Shooting Galleries
Liquid Petroleum (selling, dispensing, dealing, peddling, or delivering)
Sale of Foodstuffs

Class D-$400

Examples-List is not inclusive
Fortune Telling
Lumber Yard

Class E-$600

Examples-List is not inclusive

Vending Machines-$20 decal per machine

Registering a Business

Please contact the Madison County Clerk's Office to register your business by calling 618.692.6290 or by clicking here.

Businesses must also register with the Illinois Department of Revenue by clicking here.

Business Change of Information

City of Alton Illinois - 1837

alton city hall

101 E. 3rd Street | Alton, IL

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