Most business owners in Godfrey will soon have to register with the village. Trustees have approved a business license ordinance, in order to have a reference as to what is operating in the village. The original ordinance would have included home-based businesses as well, but most of them will not have to register, following an amendment to the ordinance.
Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick says the exceptions would be for businesses with no traffic coming in and out of the house, like an online store or Tupperware sales. Still, he says he’s not completely happy with the changes since the idea was first brought to him.
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If your business is already licensed through the state, you don’t have to pay the $25 fee, but would still have to fill out the paperwork. The ordinance goes into effect January 1.