Business and Notary

The County Clerk’s Office provides a number of other services to the public.

Doing Business As (DBA) Filing Information

Anyone doing business in Champaign County who is not a corporation and is not using their full name in the name of the business must file a Doing Business As (DBA) License. To file, click here for more info.

Businesses that are incorporated, corporated, or limited liability file with the Secretary of State.

Doing Business As (DBA) Search

You can search all DBA certifications filed in Champaign County here.

Fireworks License

Setting off fireworks in unincorporated areas of Champaign County require a firework license. Apply for a license here.

Liquor License

Liquor licenses are required to serve alcohol in unincorporated areas of Champaign County. Click here to learn more about applying for a liquor license.

Notary Services

The Clerk's Office notarizes documents and distributes commission certificates. If you have requested a notary from the state, you will receive a letter from the Clerk's Office when your commission has arrived and is available for pick up at during regular business hours.

It is $16 to pick up the notary in-person, $32 if you would like it mailed to your or you send a representative.

Accepted payment is cash, check, credit & debit card, and money order.

Raffle License

Holding a raffle in an unincorporated part of Champaign County requires a license. Click here for more details and required forms.

Recreation & Entertainment License

Any event in an unincorporated area of Champaign County that has a ticket cost or requests a donation is required to have a Recreation & Entertainment License. A license costs $4 for filing, $100 for a year (prorated), or $10 per day day for a single day event.


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