Monday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
The Cook County Liquor Control Commission regulates licensing and sale of alcohol in unincorporated Cook County Illinois.
The Liquor Control Commission is presided over by the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners who is the local Liquor Commissioner by virtue of State Statute 235ILCS 5/4-2. The Liquor Commissioner appoints persons to assist in the exercise of powers and duties authorized by State Statute 235 ILCS/ 4-1 to 4-7, and County ordinance, code of ordinances, Cook County Illinois Chapter 6 relating to alcoholic liquor.
Liquor License Application Process
Liquor License applications shall include publication fees, fingerprint fees, proof of liquor liability insurance and undergo inspections from the Cook County Department of Building and Zoning, Cook County Department of Health, and Sheriffs Department prior to licensure. All forms for applications are provided below.
After local Cook County authorization is obtained, a licensee is required to obtain a concurrent State of Illinois Liquor License from the State of Illinois Liquor Control Commission located at 100 W. Randolph Street Suite 7-801, Chicago, Illinois.
Liquor licenses are issued annually effective May 1 to April 30 of each year.
Liquor Control Commission Forms
The following forms are required in order to obtain a liquor license in Cook County. You can download the forms from the Download section.
Applications: for New applicants obtaining a liquor license.
- New Liquor applicant letter
Renewal Applications: for applicants who are renewing a current license
- 2019 Liquor Renewal Application letter
- 2019 Liquor Renewal Application Form
Special Event Application: applicants for a one day event license Complete Special Event application
Special event application
Special event cover letter
Special Event Permit letter application
For More Information
For more information or to request an information packet contact
Zahra Ali at email@example.com phone: (312) 603-5498
Allison Marshall Davidson at: phone (312) 603-3743.