The village recognizes that businesses and organizations host events that are different from daily business activities. To ensure they are compatible with the surrounding public, the village regulates these events as found in Chapter 109 of the Village Code. Events that may have at least one of the following characteristics must apply for a Special Event Permit:
Any event in the Village of Schaumburg required to have a Special Event permit shall comply with the Illinois Concealed Carry Law. The event organizer is responsible for posting signs that prohibit the carrying of firearms. The signs shall be clearly and conspicuously posted at each entrance of the event. 430 ILCS 66/65 - Click here for link to Concealed Carry Law.
There is no fee for a special event permit. Permit fees apply to signs, electric use, tents, stage and other structures. Licensing fees apply to one day liquor or one day entertainment licenses. Fees also apply to use of village services such as but not limited to police, fire or other village employee assistance or health inspections if you are serving food. Use of municipal property/ROW may be charged a Special Event deposit for clean-up, which may be refundable.
Events requiring the use of the public right-of-way must be submitted at least 45 days in advance for repeat events and at least 60 days in advance for first-time events. This is required in order to allow time for standing committee and Village Board approval. Those events requiring only administrative review must be submitted at least 21 days in advance. Event organizers failing to do so shall be charged a late fee.
If you have any questions regarding the special event process or application, please contact the Permitting Division of the Community Development Department at 847.923.4420.