Starting a Business in Fairview Heights

Below are some helpful links for common forms, documents, and information for new and prospective business owners looking to open a business with the City of Fairview Heights.

Helpful Links

  1. Building Permits & Inspections

    Building permits and inspections encompasses issuance of building permits for properties and all signage permits and is handled through our Land Use and Development department. This department also handles property inspections.

  2. Business Assistance Programs (PDF)

    This document outlines available business assistance programs available in the City of Fairview Heights.

  3. Business Registration

    Any business wishing to conduct business from a location within the City of Fairview Heights must apply for a Business License through the City Clerk's office.

  4. Liquor Licenses

    Any business wishing to sell liquor on their premises must apply for a liquor license which is required to be renewed every 6 months or annually through the Mayor's office.

  5. Planning & Zoning

    Planning & Zoning focuses on issues related to land use and development in the context of real estate transactions and home improvement.

  6. Small Business Development Center at SIUE

    The SBDC provides confidential, low to no-cost counseling services to new and existing business owners in the Metro East.

Map showing the location of Fairview Heights in relation to Chicago and Saint Louis.