How to Renew Your Illinois Liquor License

With our Compliance staff on your side, you can be confident that your Illinois video gaming establishment will always remain up-to-date with license requirements and renewals. Our team of industry compliance experts ensures that you have the necessary tools to protect your Illinois Video Gaming Machines. Therefore, it’s not only your Video Gaming License that we want to preserve. We will walk you through the process of obtaining a liquor license and send you Local Liquor License and Illinois State Liquor License reminders so you have peace of mind knowing we are there to assist.

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) manages the Liquor License Renewal Process, primarily, through their online portal, MyTax Illinois. The J&J Gaming team monitors and keeps track of your expiration dates in our central management system, and our Strategic Account Managers alert and remind business owners when those dates are coming up each year. It’s important to note, before you begin the process, that once you do apply for your Illinois Liquor License renewal, you might not see approval right away. Don’t be alarmed if your bar or restaurant is not approved immediately. While in many cases it takes only 48 hours, it could take up to one business week.

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Step-By-Step Instructions: Renewing a State Liquor License in Illinois

While the application process and achieving all requirements may seem a bit intimidating, the J&J Gaming team is here to provide guidance and support to alleviate some of that burden. Learn more about the steps to renewing your Illinois State Liquor Licence.

What is MyTax Illinois?

Many bars and restaurants are already familiar with MyTax Illinois, an essential website when it comes time to renew your Illinois Liquor License. As an online account management system, MyTax Illinois may be used not only for license renewals, but also to submit brand registrations, manage your ILCC accounts, register a new business, file returns, manage your tax accounts, and manage your unemployment insurance.

For our purposes, this website is useful for businesses to confirm their status in the Illinois Liquor License Renewal process. MyTax Illinois may also be utilized to pay liquor license or renewal fees and print copies of the Illinois Liquor License.

Required Documentation

The application to renew your Illinois Liquor License must be submitted to, and approved by the ILCC. A Sales Tax Number, Illinois Business Tax (IBT) Number, and Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) are required for the Illinois Liquor License renewal process. The total cost to reactivate your retail liquor license is $750.00, or $600.00 if you renew online, other license types may vary.  Additionally, you must have a copy of your Certificate of Liability Insurance as well as a photocopy of your local liquor license. Please note that a receipt from the purchase of your local liquor license  is not acceptable. You may also be required to provide a photocopy of your current Local Liquor License, Certificate of Liability Insurance, and your prior Illinois State Liquor License.

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How long will it take to renew a liquor license?

A request for an Illinois Liquor License Renewal could take anywhere from 48 hours to one business week to be processed. If you submit a renewal request on a holiday or during non-business hours, it may take extra time to process your request.

Once processed, you will be able to view and print your new renewed Illinois Liquor License from your MyTax Illinois account. The ILCC will also send an email to the email address you provided them, to remind you to print your renewed license. We encourage you to forward this email to our Strategic Account Manager so that J&J can preserve an additional copy.

Paper Renewal Option

Although most restaurant and business owners renew their liquor license online, we understand if you prefer to submit a paper renewal application. However, you’ll still need to login to your MyTax Illinois Account to obtain the application.

Once completed, you are required to submit your application to the ILCC by mailing to 1 of their 2 addresses.

Earn a Liquor License & Slot Machines For Your Business

J&J Gaming is an Illinois Video Gaming Terminal Operator that specializes in 24/7 service, comprehensive detailed reporting, custom marketing plans and so much more. We offer video slot machines from the top manufacturers, including WMS, Spielo International, Novomatic, Inspired, Bally Technologies, IGT, Light & Wonder, and Aristocrat.

We are proud to have some of the fastest response times in the industry, as well as exceptional service in Illinois Video Gaming legal, management, marketing, and route operations. With an overall focus on boosting the Illinois gaming revenue at each and every one of our Illinois Licensed Locations, a partnership with J&J Gaming puts you in good hands.

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