Liquor License

The Winnebago County Clerk's office issues liquor licenses for businesses located in the unincorporated areas of Winnebago County, outside the corporate limits of any city, town or village. Our office accepts and processes the liquor applications and fees for sole proprietors, partnerships and corporations.

The Winnebago County Liquor Commission approves the applications at a hearing, and the County Clerk then issues the liquor license.

To apply, please visit our office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday:

Winnebago County Clerk
404 Elm Street, Suite 104
Rockford, IL 61101
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Click here for the Winnebago County Liquor Ordinance (includes fees)
Click here for an Application Check List
Click here of an Employee List Form
Click here for a 'Notice of Catered Event' Form