Doing Business

Elgin embodies the phrase “city of choice” as it provides a place for people to live, work, create opportunities, grow businesses, and enjoy visiting year-round. We are constantly trying to improve our services and help businesses in Elgin build, grow, and thrive. We have various resources and partnerships in the community to help provide support for business owners. 

Click the button on the left to view more information.

RFPs Button

Here you can view bids, quotes, RFP's, past awards, and results. You can also sign up for bid notifications and sign-in to the electronic bid system. New to doing business with Elgin? You can also register as a vendor. 

Licenses and Permits Button

Here you can find more information on how to know what you should apply for as well as general information on licenses and permits. You can also find the different types of permit and license applications for your business.

Business Resources Button

While we hope to be a great resource for you, we have several local partners that play a key role in helping local businesses open, maintain, and grow.


Planning and Zoning Button

Here you can find an overview of planning and zoning, view zoning maps, and access specific zoning ordinances in our municipal code.