We are thrilled you have chosen to do business in the best municipality in Illinois, which is home to more business in the State than any other community outside of Chicago. Schaumburg was recently ranked the Best Place to Live in Illinois by MONEY Magazine, in part due to the village's strong economic and manufacturing foothold in the region as well as many amenities that are available to the public. This page contains information on some of the most commonly asked topics for new businesses. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact the village by dialing 311.
The Village Code requires individuals and companies to display a valid license for a variety of activities.
Before you begin a construction project, call the Community Development Department at 847-923-4420 to determine if you need a permit. Visit our Licenses and Permits page for more information. Here are just a few of the things that require a permit or license.
Water and Sewer- Contact the Water Billing Division at 847-923-4520 to set up your water account or with water bill questions. Contact Public Works at 311 with any questions regarding water quality or service problems.
Phone, Cable, and Internet- Schaumburg is proud to offer a choice of three primary communications companies for phone, cable, and internet. These are AT&T (1-800-244-4444), Comcast (1-866-594-1234), and Wide Open West (1-866-496-9669).
Electricity- ComEd (1-800-334-7661)
Natural Gas- Nicor Gas (1-888-642-6748)
The village offers a variety of Transportation options to help you get around Schaumburg and the greater Chicagoland region.
Taxes and fees are the primary way the village pays for the various services that it provides to its residents and businesses. Businesses often have questions about the taxes below, but a full list of Taxes and Fees is on the village's website.
All businesses are required to implement a recycling program of at least one or more of their waste product materials such as paper, glass, plastic, metal and organics. All garbage, recycling storage areas, and grease storage containers must be screened by an enclosure. Maintenance of the enclosure is the responsibility of the property owner, and a permit is required to construct the enclosure.
The local immigration office is located at 101 W. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60065 For information and to schedule an appointment visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website. New employee information and forms are also available on their website.