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ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE OFFICE

The Accounts Receivable division of the Finance Department is responsible for all functions related to receivables management. This includes the billing, issuance, tracking and reporting of various sales taxes, special assessments, licenses, public events, parking ticket/court cases, permits and fees.

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is located at:

City of Peoria – Accounts Receivable

419 Fulton Street, Room 111

Peoria, IL 61602-1282

Phone: (309)494-8588

E-Mail: AR@peoriagov.org

Business Licenses

Currently the City of Peoria has no standard business license, however the City does license specific businesses and occupational types. The licenses administered by the Accounts Receivable Office are as follows:

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Type of License Municipal Code Application Name
Amusement Arcade Chapter 18, Article II General License Application
Auctioneer Chapter 18, Article V General License Application
Automatic Amusement (pinball, etc) Chapter 18, Article II General License Application
Boiler Tender Chapter 5, Article XII Stationary Engineer Boiler Tender Application
Bowling Lanes Chapter 18, Article II General License Application
Cannabis Business Chapter 18, Article XIX Cannabis-Business-License-Application_1583867949.pdf Cannabis Business License Application
Carnival Chapter 18, Article II General License Application
Children’s Hospital Chapter 18, Article XV General License Application
Cigarette Chapter 18, Article XIV General License Application
Dance Hall Chapter 18, Article VI General License Application
Electrical Contractor Chapter 5, Article IV, Div 3 HVAC Electrical Contractor Exam InformationHVAC Electrical License Application
Fire Prevention Permit Chapter 11, Article III None
Going out of Business State statute Going Out of Business Application
Hazardous Material Permit Chapter 11, Article III None
Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor Chapter 5, Article V HVAC Electrical Contractor Exam InformationHVAC Electrical License Application
Horse Drawn Vehicle Driver Chapter 30 See Peoria Police Department – Records Division
Horse Drawn Vehicle Chapter 30 Horse Drawn Vehicle License Application
Hotel/Motel Chapter 27, Article VII General License Application
House Mover Chapter 5, Article XI General License Application
Mobile Food Vehicle Chapter 18, Article XVII Mobile-Food-Vehicle-Application_1435782925.pdf Mobile Food Vehicle Application
Mobile Home Court Chapter 19 General License Application
Music Box (jukebox) Chapter 18, Article II General License Application
Outdoor Advertising Chapter 18, Article VIII General License Application
Parking Lot Paving Contractor Chapter 26, Article VII General License Application
Peddler Chapter 18, Article IX License-Application-Peddler_1537207580.pdf Peddler License Application
Pool Tables (not coin operated) Chapter 18, Article II General License Application
Public Event Chapter 21 Public-Event-Application_1563808373.pdf Public Event Application
Push Cart/Sidewalk Station Vendor Chapter 18, Article XII Street Vendor Application
Restaurant Chapter 27, Article VIII General License Application
Retail Gasoline Dealer Chapter 27, Article XII General License Application
Riverfront Entertainment District(Right of Way) City Ordinance 16550 Riverfront Entertainment District
Sale of Concealable Weapons Chapter 20, Article VI, Div 2 General License Application
Second Hand Dealer Chapter 18, Article XI General License Application
Sewer Connector Contractor Chapter 31, Article II, Div 2 General License Application
Sexually Oriented Adult Business Chapter 18, Article III Sexually Oriented Adult Business Application
Sexually Oriented Adult Busn Employee Chapter 18, Article III Sexually Oriented Adult Busn Employee Application
Sidewalk & Driveway Contractor Chapter 26, Article VII, Div 3 General License Application
Stationary Engineer Chapter 5, Article XII Stationary Engineer Boiler Tender Application
Taxicab Owner Chapter 30 Taxicab Application
Taxicab Driver Chapter 30 See Peoria Police Department – Records Division
Theater Chapter 18, Article II General License Application
Transient Merchant Chapter 18, Article XIII General License Application
Video Gaming Chapter 18, Article IV General License Application

Please note:Most licenses have requirements you must meet before the application will be considered. You cannot operate until you receive your signed license.

Other Licenses

Bicycle Contact the Peoria Police Department at 601 SW Adams Street, Peoria, IL 61602 or Phone (309) 494-8300.
Bingo & Raffle Contact the Peoria County Clerk’s Office at (309) 672-6059.
Food & Beverage Peoria City/County Health Department, 2116 N. Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL 61604 or Phone (309) 679-6000.
Liquor Contact the Peoria City Clerk’s Office at the City Hall Building, 419 Fulton Street, Room 401, Peoria, Illinois 61602 or phone (309) 494-8565 or access their page on this website

Business Sales Tax

The City of Peoria administers and collects several taxes (see below). The tax proceeds are paid directly to the City. For information on these taxes, click on the link below or contact the Finance Department Accountant at (309) 494-8518 or the Accounts Receivable Office at (309) 494-8588.

Type of Tax Ordinance Application Tax Form
Municipal Tax (HRA Tax) – (Hotel/Restaurant/Amusement) Chapter 27, Articles VII, VIII, IX Tax Fee Application Municipal-Tax-Return-Revised-June-2019_1563898832.pdf Municipal Tax Return
Municipal Tax – Packaged Liquor Chapter 27, Article VIII Tax Fee Application Package-Liquor-Tax-Return-revised-June-2019_1563826045.pdf Package Liquor Tax Return
Motor Fuel Tax Chapter 18, Article II Tax Fee Application Motor-Fuel-tax-return-revised-June-2019_1563826012.pdf Motor Fuel Tax Return
Utility Tax – Electric & Natural Gas Chapter 27, Article XI Tax Fee Application Contact Our Office
Business Development District (Hospitality Improvement Zone) Chapter 27, Article XIV Tax Fee Application Business-Development-District-Hotel-Motel-tax-return-revised-June-2019_1563826082.pdf Business Development District (HIZ) Tax Return

Other Taxes

The Home Rule Tax (formerly known as Purchase Tax), is remitted directly to the Illinois Department of Revenue. The City of Peoria offers a rebate program for this tax. Contact the Finance Department Accountant at (309) 494-8512 for information about this program.

In Peoria County, you should contact the County Treasurer for information on County taxes. Please call (309) 672-6065.

For information on the State of Illinois sales taxes, please click on the link to the Illinois Department of Revenue.www.revenue.state.il.us

Special Assessments

The City of Peoria makes improvements to streets, sidewalks, lighting, sewers, etc. jointly with the property owners. This procedure is called the Special Assessment process. The property owner will pay a portion of the improvement cost, and the City will pay the remaining portion. To initiate this process for your neighborhood, contact the Engineering Division at (309) 494-8801.

After the completion of the Special Assessment court process, we will invoice the property owners. To request account information for your property, contact the Accounts Receivable Office at (309) 494-8588.You should be prepared to provide your parcel identification number.

Delinquent Special Assessment installments are offered at the county-wide tax sale yearly. You should make every effort to avoid having your installment offered at the sale. You should also note, you risk losing your property if these installments remain unredeemed from the tax buyer.

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