New Business Information

New Business Checklist

  1. Determine the zoning of your intended business site to ensure that your business use is allowed
  2. Complete the Certificate of Occupancy Application (PDF)
  3. Obtain all required building permits for any construction or alteration
  4. Obtain any required sign permits for all signage

Sign Requirements

All signs require a building permit. Please review the Village Code (Chapter 14) for additional requirements. Temporary signs are allowed with the issuance of a building permit and can be displayed for a maximum of 30 days per calendar year.

Important Numbers

  • Cary Municipal Center
    Ph: (847) 639-0003
  • Cary Post Office
    Ph: (847) 639-3131
  • Cary-Grove Chamber of Commerce
    Ph: (847) 639-2800
  • McHenry County Health Department
    Ph: (815) 334-4510

Additional Resources