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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

The DuPage County Liquor Commissioner

As stated in the DuPage County code, the Chairman of the DuPage County Board serves as the Liquor Commissioner for the unincorporated areas throughout DuPage County. The Liquor Commissioner's duty is to protect the general public's health, safety, and welfare by regulating the liquor industry in the sale and service of alcoholic beverages in the unincorporated areas of DuPage County.  The Commissioner is responsible for regulating the selling and serving of alcoholic beverages by providing in liquor license applications, site inspections, resource referrals, and enforcement of liquor laws and rules. For a copy of the current liquor ordinance, click here.

Goals of the DuPage Liquor Commissioner

  1. Enforce the Illinois Liquor Control Law and the liquor laws outlined in DuPage County Code chapter 3;
  2. Control the conditions associated with the sale and service of alcoholic beverages through a fair and efficient licensing process;
  3. Promote responsible liquor control and achieve voluntary compliance with liquor laws by licensees.

Duties of the DuPage Liquor Commissioner

The Liquor Commissioner has three core duties.  

  1. The Liquor Commissioner validates all DuPage County liquor licenses with his signature.
  2. The Commissioner is authorized to make reasonable rules and take action in the performance of his duties as Liquor Commissioner. 
  3. The Commissioners responsible to call and preside over all meetings and hearings regarding the Liquor Ordinance of DuPage. For the meeting minutes, click here

Applying for Liquor Licenses

Information on obtaining a DuPage County annual liquor license, such as associated fees, application, and information on the process, can be found on the DuPage County Clerk's web page under "Obtaining Licenses" or at (630) 407-5500.

For temporary liquor licenses, a downloadable version is now available. Click here for a Temporary Liquor License Application Form, and here for the Temporary Liquor License Instructions.

To learn more about alcohol-related issues affecting DuPage County, click here.

For all questions regarding the DuPage County Liquor Commission, please contact the DuPage County Clerk's office  or the DuPage County Board Chairman's office.