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Opening a Business

How to open a business in Winnetka?

Step 1: Tell us what type of business you would like to open and where you would like to open it.

We will perform an internal zoning review to determine if the Village code allows your type of business in the location you requested.

Step 2: If the zoning is approved, schedule a free pre-occupancy walk through inspection.

This is an on-site meeting to inspect the property and discuss if any corrections need to be made before opening. This is a great opportunity to learn about building permit and sign regulations and the many ways the Village can help to promote and market your new business to the community.

To open a new business contact Michael Martella at 847-716-3528 or email

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