Other Permits

Encroachment
A person or group of persons may be granted the privilege of encroaching upon any public highway, street, sidewalk, alley, or other publicly-owned common area within the Central Business District of the City of DeKalb by completing and submitting an application for an encroachment permit to the Finance Department.  Permit applications for the Frank Van Buer Plaza must be completed and submitted to the Finance Department at least thirty days in advance of the event.  Applicants are encouraged to review Chapter 6.04 of the Municipal Code to familiarize themselves with the requirements for the application and any associated fees.

Encroachment Permit Application
Encroachment Permit Application-Van Buer Plaza

Garage Sale
It is unlawful to engage in the activity of a rummage, yard, or garage sale on more than three occasions in a calendar year.  Each of the three occasions in a calendar year shall be limited to not more than three consecutive days.  Please review Chapter 32.06 of the Municipal Code to familiarize yourself with the requirements.  There is no permit/license application or fee required.

Going Out of Business
In order to prevent fraudulent sales, any business in the City of DeKalb that intends to operate a "going out of business" type sale must complete an application for a Going Out of Business License and submit it to the Finance Department.  Applicants are encouraged to review the Fraudulent Sales Act (815 ILCS 350/) of the Illinois Compiled Statutes and Chapter 32.07 of the Municipal Code to familiarize themselves with the requirements for the application and any associated fees.

Going Out of Business License Application

Peddlers, Solicitors, and Itinerant Merchants
In order to engage in the activity of a peddler, solicitor, or itinerant merchant, an application for license must be completed and submitted to the Finance Department.  A charitable organization, as defined within Section 2 of the Illinois Charitable Games Act, may engage in charitable solicitation within a public roadway only after applying for and receiving a license to engage in said activity.  Applicants are encouraged to review Chapter 33 of the Municipal Code to familiarize themselves with the requirements for the application and any associated fees.

Peddler, Solicitor, and Itinerant Merchant License Application
Charitable Solicitation License Application