What do I need to do to start a business in DeKalb?
To discuss your business' unique needs, you may contact the City's Economic Development Planner at 815-748-2365. The City of DeKalb does not require every business to have a general business license. However, there are specific businesses and events which do require a license or permit. To determine if your business needs a license or permit, please visit: Business Licenses and Permits.

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1. What do I need to do to start a business in DeKalb?
2. What type of business or home is allowed on a property?
3. How do I determine the zoning for a property in DeKalb?
4. How do I determine who owns a property?
5. Does the City provide financial assistance to current homeowners?
6. Does the City provide financial assistance to home buyers?