Business Resources

Opening a business in Downtown Lombard

Thank you for your interest in opening a business in Downtown Lombard. We would like to help make this investment as easy as possible. Lombard is an excellent location and has much to offer and we would be happy to work with you to find a location that 
meets your requirements.
Lombard's own Helen M. Plum Memorial Library offers a vast array of business assistance. Please visit The Helen Plum Library website to access a world of information with your library card. To access the information:

  • Click on the E library tab
  • Go to online research
  • Scroll to business and finance
  • Click on Gale Business Gateway
  • Enter your library card number to begin

Below are handy web links for forms, requirements and applications. We recommend you read "Before Getting Started" put out by the Village of Lombard. It is a great overview of what you need to know regarding permit processing and requirements.

 Village of Lombard

  1. Before Getting Started - Information on permit processing and requirements
  2. Requirements for Contractors
  3. Frequently Asked Questions - permits & inspections
  4. Building Permit Application
  5. Completing a Lombard Certificate of Occupancy Application
  6. Application for a Certificate of Occupancy

 . DuPage Health Department

Another resource, the Illinois Small Business Development Center is located in the College of DuPage and is a valuable resource for all businesses. They offer training, counseling and consulting services to Illinois businesses at no or low cost. Their clients range from start-up through existing businesses that seek ways to improve, develop or finance their organizations. Please contact Program Manger, David Gay at (630) 942-2771 or for more information.

We also recommend you discuss your potential location before signing a lease with:

Lombard Building Department - Keith Steiskal (630) 620-5750
Lombard Planning Department - (630) 620-5749
DuPage County Health Department - (630)-682-7400

Please do not hesitate to call Lombard Town Centre at (630) 620-8063 or email if you have any questions.


Village of Lombard Grant Programs

Village Code of Ordinances

Additional Village Resources


Business Resource Handbook

Small Business Disaster Assistance

ARC Loan Questions and Answers

ARC Loan Guidelines

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