Existing Business

Creating a business is tough on its own let alone sustaining it and creating something that can endure.  City staff knows that and we want to do our part to make sure your business is successful and stays in Oak Forest.  Click here to see what we can do to make sure that happens and take a look at some of the programs the city has to offer.  

Facade Assistance Program

The façade assistance program is a grant provided by the city to local businesses that are looking to update, remodel or reconstruct their business or property in some way.  This may include things like reconstructing a parking lot or building a new monument sign, or remodeling the exterior of your building, but it needs to be items that are beneficial to the property’s aesthetics or functionality in the future.  For instance, if you wish to put up awnings to upgrade your business’ façade, the city will provide assistance but they cannot display the name of your business or operation.  This ensures that even if your business was to leave these awnings would not have to be removed or replaced and the upgrade would then be sustained. 

For a façade assistance application please click here and for more information here is a quick FAQ.

Business Licensing
Are you an existing business that needs to renew a license?  Here are a few licenses below and if it's not there try our permit and form center: