Vending Machine License

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Required by any coin-operated device, machine or device operated by means of a coin, token or similar object for the purpose of providing to the consumer [hot or cold] food, beverages or confections. (Ord. 82-0-96)

TERM: Calendar Year.

FEE: $65.00 per machine

RENEWABLE: Yes. Invoice mailed by City of Evanston in November.


CONTACT: Ellyn Golden, Environmental Health Licensing Coordinator, (847) 866-2947 or

APPLICATION:  Vending Machine License Application (printable application)

APPLY ONLINE: Vending Machine License   (preferred method)                    

To include with your application, or whenever you make changes to the locations of vending machines, please submit a Vending Machine Information Sheet

NOTE: A decal will be issued with license and must be affixed to machine in a location visible to the public.

Evanston City Code

  • Title 3 Chapter 8 Section 2
  • Title 3 chapter 8 Section 10(3)

State of Illinois