Beekeeping License

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Required by any beekeeper upon bringing any colony into the city and must be renewed each year.

TERM: One year from the data of issuance.

FEE: Per application. $25

RENEWABLE: Yes. Applicant to submit renewal application and documentation no more than 2 weeks prior to the anniversary date of the current beekeeping license.

TRANSFERABLE: No.

CONTACT: Ellyn Golden, Environmental Health License Coordinator, (847) 866-2947 or email at egolden@cityofevanston.org

APPLICATION: Beekeeping License Application (printable)

APPLY ONLINE GO TO:  BEEKEEPING LICENSE APPLICATION (preferred method)

Apiary Inspection Standards

NOTE: Registration of the colonies with the Illinois Department of Agriculture is required. An inspection by the Evanston Health Department is also required.

Evanston City Code

State of Illinois Department of Agriculture