Business Resources


Any Seneca business that participates in the sale of liquor will need to obtain a yearly liquor license. Liquor license notices are routinely sent by April 1st and are due within 30 days. The Village Mayor serves as the Seneca Liquor Commissioner.

Requests for liquor licenses are made by filling out an initial application from Village Hall, the Council approves the application, and after a personal background check clears the fee is based on which classification your business liquor sales fall.  You may make payment through the E-PAY program on this website!


Any Seneca business that operates amusement machines are required to pay an amusement fee per machine. This fee is $25.00 per machine yearly and is due no later than December 31st each year, you may use the E-Pay program through this website.  Please contact Village Hall at (815) 357-8771


An Ordinance was passed on May 6, 2008 relating to the registration of contractors conducting business within the Village of Seneca. Any person desiring to engage in the business of contracting within the Village of Seneca is required to file an application for registration with the building and zoning officer. If you would like information regarding this please contact Seneca Village Hall at 815-357-8771.  Contractor Registration form can be obtained off the "download forms" portion of this website. Any contractors wishing to utilize the E-Pay program may do so through this website!


Any permanent or temporary signs displayed in the Village of Seneca are covered by an Ordinance in the Village Code.  This includes such items as their construction, placement, maintenance, moving parts, lights and permits and fees.

Please review this section of Village Code for more information.

Seneca Regional Port District

Located in North Central Illinois, 65 miles southwest of Chicago on the Illinois River approximately 5 miles south of Interstate 80, 25 miles from the I-55 & I-80 intersection and 25 miles from the I-80 & I-39 intersection, The Seneca Regional Port District offers a unique opportunity to locate or expand your business. We invite you to tour the Seneca Regional Port District to learn first hand the many development opportunities, which await you.  The District covers an area of approximately 5 square miles located within the Illinois-Michigan Canal Heritage Corridor and encompasses two industrial parks and two TIF districts.

Please visit our website for more information.