Retail businesses selling antiques require basic business licenses and sometimes more.
Aurora was once a manufacturing town with a modest population. Today, the town along the Fox River has become enveloped in urban sprawl. The town's research and technology sectors have made it a more popular place to work and live. Local entrepreneurs will find Aurora teeming with licenses and permits. Because the expanded town crosses into four different counties, regulations on food and other potentially hazardous products and industries can be complicated and vary within the city. Business owners must know their exact locations in order to find the correct licenses and permits -- especially since most regulation occurs at the local level.