skip to main content
The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Adult Entertainment Facility and Individual Employee, Entertainer and Security Employee Licenses

The DuPage County Clerk’s Office issues the Adult Entertainment Facilities License for only unincorporated DuPage County for both the business and the individual employee, entertainer and security employee. 

Requirements

20-254: Application for an adult business license

Download the application for Adult Businesses

  1. License Application
    1. Filing: All applications for an adult business license shall be submitted in the name of the person proposing to own or operate such a business. All applications shall be signed by such person and sworn under penalty of perjury and shall be submitted on a form provided by the DuPage County Clerk.
    2. Contents: The contents of such application shall include the following information and shall be accompanied by the following documents:
      1. If the applicant is an individual, his legal name, any aliases, date of birth, address of current residence or mailing address, if different from residence.
      2. If the applicant is a partnership, the full and complete name of the partnership, the legal names of all partners, and for each partner, the same information required for individuals by this ordinance.
      3. If the applicant is a corporation, the exact and complete corporate name, the date of incorporation, the state of incorporation, evidence that the corporation is in good standing, tax identification number, the legal names of all officers, members and principal stockholders of the corporation, dates of birth, mailing addresses and all aliases used by each officer, member and principal stockholder, the name of the registered corporate agent and the address of the registered agent for service of process. If a principal stockholder is a corporate or other legal entity, the application must trace back the ownership through any layers of corporate organization to the eventual principal stockholder who is a person.
      4. In the event the applicant intends to conduct the adult business under a different name than that of the applicant, the applicant shall state the establishment’s fictitious name and the county of registration, all legal names, dates of birth, and all aliases used by interested persons.
      5. Whether the applicant or any other interested individual listed pursuant to any subsection above holds any other licenses required to be engaged in an adult business in any jurisdiction and if so, the names and locations of other licensed establishments.
      6. The single classification of license for which the applicant is filing.
      7. A description of the adult entertainment or similar business history of the applicant; whether such person or entity, in previously operating in another city, county or state, has had a business license revoked or suspended, the reason therefore and complete information regarding the criminal records of all partners, corporate officers, directors, key employees, including arrests, pending charges and convictions.
      8. The location of the proposed establishment.
      9. A site plan and survey drawn to appropriate scale of the proposed establishment indicating, but not limited to, all property lines, rights-of-way, the location of buildings, parking areas, spaces and driveways.
      10. A floor plan drawn to appropriate scale of the establishment, proposed or existing, including, but not limited to, all windows, doors, entrances and exits, fixed structural interior features, improvements to be made which shall be indicated or calculated in terms of percentage of increase of floor size.
      11. The name and telephone number for a contact point for the representatives of the Building and Zoning department to contact to schedule required inspections.
      12. The primary business telephone number for the existing or proposed establishment.
      13. The name, address and phone number of the owner(s) of the land, building or premises, if not the applicant. The owner(s) shall also sign the application acknowledging the application of these regulations to him, her, them or it as owner(s) of the premises.
      14. Whether preceding the date of the application, the applicant or any other individuals listed pursuant to Subsections i, ii, or iii above have ever been: (1) the subject of an order of protection, or (2) convicted of a felony crime involving moral turpitude, prostitution, obscenity, or any other crime of a sexual nature, and if so, identify the act involved, the date of conviction, and the place of conviction.
      15. Authorization for DuPage County, its agents and employees, to seek information to confirm the statements set forth in the application.
      16. In the event needed, follow up information which DuPage County requires to confirm the statements made in the application, the identity of any applicant, or any prior convictions of any applicant.
    3. Copies: The Applicant shall submit four (4) copies of the application, or more as may be required, to the County Clerk. The Clerk shall distribute a copy of the application to the Department of Building and Zoning and the DuPage County Sheriff.
    4. Prior to the issuance or renewal of an adult business license, all owners and applicants must complete a course conducted by the DuPage County Sheriff designed to inform the applicants of signs of human trafficking, potential punishments for human trafficking, how to report suspected human trafficking, and services available for victims of human trafficking.
    5. Completeness: An application shall not be considered complete until the application satisfies all the requirements set out above. 
Application Fee: Each application for a new license or a renewal of any license shall be accompanied by the non-refundable fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00).  

20-258: Applications for Adult Business Employee & Entertainer Licenses

Download the application for Adult Business Employees and Entertainers

  1. License Classifications: Applications for Adult Business Employee and Entertainer Licenses shall be limited to the following classifications:
    1. Adult Business Employee
    2. Adult Entertainer
    3. Adult Business Security
  2. License Application:
    1. All applications for any Adult Business Employee or Entertainer License shall be submitted in the name of the applicant employee or entertainer. All applications shall be signed by the applicant and sworn under penalty of perjury and shall be submitted on a form provided by the County Clerk.
  3. Contents: The contents of such application shall include the following information and shall be accompanied by the following documents:
    1. The full true name and any other names ever used by the applicant.
    2. The current mailing address and telephone number of the applicant.
    3. Written proof that the applicant is at least eighteen (18) years of age such as a government issued photo ID.
    4. Applicant’s height, weight, color of eyes and hair.
    5. A recent color photograph of the applicant.
    6. A statement of whether the applicant has ever had any adult entertainment establishment license or permit, or any adult entertainment establishment employee license or permit, or any similar license or permit from any agency or board, or any city, county, state or federal agency, suspended or revoked within five years immediately preceding the date of application, and the reason for the suspension or revocation.
    7. A list of all Criminal Convictions and orders of protection, including those where the applicant received a sentence of supervision or probation, except minor traffic violations, including the dates and places of the convictions.
    8. A description of the applicant’s principal activities or services to be rendered.
    9. Authorization for the County, its agents, and employees to investigate and confirm any statements included in the application or supporting materials.
  4. Applications for an Adult Business Security Employee License shall include all the above referenced requirements in addition to:
    1. A copy of a license issued by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, and/or
    2. A copy of a valid PERC card, and
    3. Proof that the applicant has completed unarmed security training, and
    4. Proof of security guard insurance with a coverage amount of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00).
  5. Prior to the issuance or renewal of an adult business license, all employees, entertainers, and security employees must complete a course conducted by the DuPage County Sheriff designed to inform the applicants of signs of human trafficking, potential punishments for human trafficking, how to report suspected human trafficking, and services available for victims of human trafficking.
  6. Completeness: An application shall not be considered complete until the application satisfies all the requirements set out above.
  7. Application Fee: Each new application shall be accompanied by the non-refundable fee of three hundred dollars ($300).  
  8. Form of License:   The DuPage County Clerk shall issue any Adult Business Employee or Adult Entertainer license in the form of an ID card. Such a license shall include the following information:
    1. A Control Number,
    2. The individual’s sex,
    3. The individual’s year of birth,
    4. The individual’s height, weight, eye color, and hair color,
    5. The date of the issuance of the license,
    6. The date of expiration of the license,
    7. The classification or type of the license.
    8. The Individual’s photo

DuPage County Adult Entertainment Facility License Ordinance

DuPage County Adult Entertainment Facility Registration for Online Training

Training must be completed for each license applicant and the certificate presented to the Clerk's office in order for the license to be issued.