Please Help! Requirements For Home Business In Il

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mycake08 Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 5:54am
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I am trying to find information on a home bakery business in IL. I have already searched various IL websites but either I am not understand the language or it isn't listed that you should or shouldn't have a home buisness. icon_cry.gif Can someone let me know the steps I need to take, as far as licensing, certifications, etc.

Thank you so much

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Mike1394 Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 9:08am
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Start at your local city government. You check with your city to see if they even allow you to have a biz in your home. Then it's on to the county HD, and state Dept. of AG.


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rocketmom1985 Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 5:34pm
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Former IL resident here, now wintering in Texas. I lived right outside Springfield and was in Sangamon County. It is basically determined by the county you live in. Sangamon was inspections, no pets in the home, food testing, lots of paperwork. Moved to Christian restrictions except sales tax and filing for DBA. That may have changed however it was over ten years ago.

Check with the county first...State on required a Tax ID and sales tax collection. HTH.

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danar217 Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 5:57pm
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I live in IL and I know in my county, you can not have a licensed home business. I called the county health department. They were very helpful but gave me the bad licensed home bakeries. Good luck, maybe your county will be different.

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Melody25 Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 6:08pm
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I'm in IL as well. As far as I know no home bakeries in my county either, unless its a completely separate kitchen. Like in the basement, or garage...No where your kids or pets could go.

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mom2owen1 Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 5:10am
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The only way to have a bakery in your home in IL is if you have 2 kitchens. you can get licensed, depending on your town/township/city/etc zoning laws, if you have a kitchen that you don't cook for your family in.

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