Licenses, Stickers, and Permits

The City Clerk's Office issues several types of licenses, stickers, and permits.
 

 Boat License Stickers



To obtain a boat sticker you must provide the following, either in person or by mail with the application listed below.

           
          • Proof of $100,000 Liability Insurance for the specific watercraft

          • Current Watercraft Registration Card (issued with your IL number)



See Attached Application Below. Annual Fees (dependent on the boat's hp) are as follows: 

          $35.00     under 25 HP

          $50.00     25 - 49 HP

          $65.00     50 - 99 HP

          $90.00     100 HP and over

          $35.00     Raccoon Lake (any HP)

Senior citizens (55 years and older) receive a discount of $10.00 off of any annual license (limit 2 licenses). 

Temporary 3 day boat licenses may be issued to any person for $10.00 (up to 4 per year).

Boat stickers should be displayed on the outside upper right corner of the rear transom.

Trailer stickers are also provided at the time of registration and those stickers must be displayed on the tongue of the trailer.

 

You must submit copies of insurance and watercraft card along with the application.

 

 Boat Dock Annual Registration

Prior to January 1st of each year, the Owner of each Boat Dock shall purchase a Boat Dock Permit. Failure to register a Boat Dock on Lake Centralia shall be deemed a violation of the Municipal Code and a penalty of $100.00 will be assessed annually if not paid by January 1st each year. Consistently failing to pay, making late payments or not keeping the dock up to standard shall be a cause for permits to not be reissued. Annual fees shall be assessed as follows:

For each dock on Raccoon Lake that is up to 350 square feet of space shall be assessed $0.00 annually. For each dock on Raccoon Lake that is over 350 square feet of space shall be assessed $0.00annually.

For each dock on Lake Centralia that is up to 350 square feet of space shall be assessed $100.00 annually. For each dock on Lake Centralia that is over 350 square feet of space shall be assessed $200.00 annually.

For each dock over 800 square feet constructed after January 1, 2016 shall be assessed $500.00 annually. For each dock under 800 square feet of space shall be assessed the current annual fee.

For each dock over 800 square feet that have not applied and paid for the permit before January 1, 2016 the dock will no longer be grandfathered at the lower rate and shall be assessed $500.00 annually.

 

Owners of Boat Docks shall complete a registration form for each Boat Dock on their allotted space on the reservoir. The completed registration form can be found on the website or is available in the City Clerk's Office.

 Centralia Dog Park

The newly built Centralia Dog Park is located at the North West corner of the old Ever's Field at 650 S. Perrine.  Each dog using the park must be registered. There are no additional fees required other than the annual or three year dog registration that is required of all dogs and cats in the City.

 

 

 

It’s easy to register! The steps to complete registration are:

(1)   Provide the sex, breed and name of the dog(s) being registered

(2)   Provide proof of current rabies and distemper vaccinations from your veterinarian

(3)   Pay the animal registration fees as required for all dogs in the City as detailed above 

(4)   Provide your name, contact information and sign the required waiver.

 

A Dog Park tag will be issued after registration is complete.

 

Below are the links to view the waiver and rules and regulations that must be followed for the safety of all.  

 

 Dog & Cat Registration Tags

 

Every dog and cat in the City of Centralia are required to be registered.

To complete registration:

(1) you must provide the sex, breed and name of the dog or cat to be registered

(2) you must provide proof of current rabies vaccinations from your veterinarian

(3) Pay the animal registration fees as listed below

Fees:

     $  5.00 each 1 year tag (Expires May 31st of the following calendar year.)

     $ 10.00 each 3 year tag (Can only be purchased in the same month as the rabies shot.                                           Expires May 31st three years from the current calendar year.)

After we complete your paperwork, we will issue a tag for each animal to wear.

 Fairview & Laura Leake Park Shelter Reservations

Day rentals of the shelters are available at both Fairview and Laura Leake Park on a first come first serve basis to accommodate groups of all sizes.  To make reservations, determine which shelter you would like to request and contact the City Clerk's office to request the shelter for the date you have chosen.  If the shelter is available and the appropriate fee that is listed below is paid, you will be given a placard to place on the shelter the day of the event. A map of Fairview Park and the shelters available are below. 

The fees for rental are:

$15.00 for Centralia residents

$25.00 for non-residents

 

 

 Golf Cart and UTV Permits

Golf carts and certain utility-terrain vehicles, shall be allowed on City streets, subject to certain conditions following the application and approval of a permit. The annual fee is $60.00. The owner and each driver must submit copies of their drivers license and sign a hold harmless agreement. Proof of the required insurance must be provided and carried in the vehicle at all times. 

The requirements, prohibited locations, permit process and more information are contained within the ordinance as approved by the Centralia City Council. 

 

 

 Itinerant Vendors & Peddlers

All itinerant peddlers and vendors must register in the City Clerk's office before conducting any business within the city limits. Please see Attached Application Below.

FEES:

          $100.00     Permit Fee
          $  15.00     Registration Fee

          $200.00     Fireworks Vendors - Inspection Fee

 

If a resident of Centralia chooses to prohibit solicitors on their property, residents may post a no solicitation sign.  Signs posted shall be posted on or near the entrance of the property at the normal point of entry and at minimum 3"x4" with 1/3" letters.  It is unlawful and considered a nuisance for any person to go upon any premises for soliciting. A free downloadable sign is available below to print and also available in the City Clerk's Office.  More details are available in regards to soliciting and uninvited solicitors in the Centralia Municipal Code. 

 Lake Leases

Lake leases are due on August 1st of each year.  They are payable at the City Clerk's Office.  Fees are based upon the type of lease.

 Liquor Licenses

The Mayor issues liquor licenses, after review by the City Attorney. Fees are based upon the type of license requested and are paid semi-annually. Licenses are reviewed yearly.

Every application shall be accompanied by the deposit in the full amount of the license fee required to be paid at the time of application for the license applied for.

FEES:

The several classifications of licenses to sell alcoholic liquors and beverages and the annual fee therefor shall be as follows:

Class A. A class A license permits the retail sale of all alcoholic liquors and beverages for consumption on the premises and in package form for consumption off the premises. The annual license fee therefor is one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00) and may be paid in equal semi-annual installments.

Class B. A class B license permits the retail sale of beer and wine for consumption on the premises and in original package form for consumption off the premises. This license shall be issued only to restaurants. The annual license fee therefor is seven hundred dollars ($700.00) and may be paid in equal semi-annual installments.

Class C. A class C license permits the retail sale of all alcoholic liquors in the original package for consumption off the premises. This license shall be issued only to package liquor stores. The annual fee therefor is one thousand one hundred dollars ($1,100.00) and may be paid in equal semi-annual installments.

Class D. A class D license permits the retail sale and consumption on the premises specified of any and all alcoholic liquors. A class D license shall be valid for a period not to exceed fifteen (15) consecutive days. No person shall be eligible for more than six (6) class D licenses in any calendar year. The fee therefor shall be seventy-five dollars ($75.00).

Class E. A class E license permits the sale of all alcoholic liquor and beverages by a restaurant, by the drink only, served only to customers while awaiting service of meals or with meals, for consumption on the premises only. The annual fee therefor is one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and may be paid in equal semi-annual installments.

Class E1. A class E1 license permits the sale of beer and wine by a restaurant, by the drink only, served to customers while awaiting service of meals or with meals, for consumption on the premises where it is sold and also includes the sale of beer and wine in the original package for consumption off the premises. The annual fee therefor is one thousand four hundred dollars ($1,400.00) and may be paid in equal semi-annual installments

Class F. A class F license permits the sale of beer and wine in the original package form for consumption off the premises. The annual fee therefor is eight hundred dollars ($800.00) and may be paid in equal semi-annual installments.

Class G. A class G license permits the sale and consumption of beer or wine at a sponsored event or at a private event where alcohol is provided but not sold upon property owned by the city and subject to general use. A class G license shall be valid for a period not to exceed three (3) consecutive days. No person shall be eligible for more than six (6) class G licenses in any calendar year. The fee therefor shall be seventy-five dollars ($75.00). The fee may be waived of lowered for non-sale events at the sole discretion of the liquor commissioner. Sponsors and/or patrons of the event must also adhere to the following regulations:

  • The vendor or sponsor shall apply for, qualify for, and receive a good and valid class G liquor license from the city.
  • The vendor will restrict sales to beer and wine in a non-glass container only.
  • The vendor or sponsor will restrict sales and consumption to the hours from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. unless extension is approved by the liquor commissioner.
  • A deposit fee may be required to offset the cost of clean-up. The fee and requirement thereof are at the sole discretion of the liquor commissioner.
  • The vendor or sponsor shall comply with all applicable state laws and city ordinances regarding said sales.
  • The vendor or sponsor will, at its sole expense, secure and maintain in full force and effect dram shop insurance and general public liability insurance, each with combined single limit of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00), which names the city as co-insured.
  • The vendor or sponsor will, at its sole expense, agree to hire one (1) off-duty police officer at current contract rate and said officer shall remain on premises during the entire event. Exceptions to this requirement are at the sole discretion of the liquor commissioner.
  • The vendor or sponsor agrees to indemnify the city, its officials, officers, agents, and employees, holding each harmless on any liability or damages arising out of vendor's sales, including the cost of defense.
  • At events that alcohol is sold, the vendor shall conduct its sales from only one (1) fenced-in garden location with a single point of entry which is continuously monitored and denies access to anyone under the age of twenty-one (21). At such events, no privately supplied alcohol shall be allowed. Exceptions to this requirement are at the sole discretion of the liquor commissioner.
  • Alcohol may be privately provided to events on city-owned property at the sole discretion of the liquor commissioner.
  • At no time shall the sale or consumption of alcohol be allowed in the southeast quadrant of Fairview Park or at the Centralia municipal swimming pool.
  • The vendor or sponsor shall immediately stop sales and/or consumption upon order of the local liquor commissioner or chief of police for any alleged violation of these conditions.

Class H. A class H license permits the sale and consumption of all alcoholic liquor and beverages for consumption on the premises. Liquor shall be served by the glass only in an establishment in which the primary and principal business is a cosmetic service establishment. The sale of alcohol must be secondary and incidental to the primary purpose of the establishment. The annual fee therefor is one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and may be paid in equal semi-annual installments. 

 

 

No class A, B, D, E, or E1 license shall be issued to a grocery store. No class A, B, C, D, E, or E1 license shall be issued to a convenience store.

Restaurants

 

(a)         Each new applicant for the Class E or E1 licenses must also submit at the time of application an estimate of the percentage of liquor sales, percentage of food sales, and percentage of sales within the establishment other than liquor or food. The estimate shall reflect that at least fifty one percent (51%) of the gross retail sales at that location will be collected from the sales of nonalcoholic beverages, food, or retail items. Class E and Class E1 licenses shall not be renewed for the premises unless the applicant submits to the local liquor control commission sufficient documentation to establish that at least fifty one percent (51%) of the gross retail sales at that location in the license period immediately preceding that year, or a part thereof if the license had been issued after the first day of the license period, were collected from the sales of nonalcoholic beverages, food, or retail items.   

 

 (b)        The determination of the sufficiency of the documentation referred to in subsection (a) of this section, shall be in the sole discretion of the local liquor control commission. The local liquor control commissioner may, at his discretion, require an audit of the records of the establishment, which is operated by the applicant and for which the license is sought, in order to prove compliance with subsection (a) of this section. The audit shall be prepared by a certified public accountant and shall cover the time period as ordered by the local liquor control commission. The cost of producing any documentation, including the audit, shall be borne by the applicant. 

 

(c)          An establishment issued an E or E1 license shall be furnished with kitchen facilities and equipment sufficient for food preparation and a minimum of 500 sq. ft. dedicated to food service and seating space.          

 

 

Cosmetic Service Establishments

"Cosmetic service establishment" shall mean an establishment that provides, as a primary business, cosmetic services of a recurring and personal nature to individuals. This term includes non-home-based hair salons and barber shops. This term does not include a tanning salon, a nail salon, a body piercing establishment, a tattoo parlor, or any personal service establishment that does not provide cosmetic services as a primary business.

(a)    Each new applicant for the Class H licenses must also submit at the time of application an estimate of the percentage of liquor sales, and percentage of sales within the establishment other than liquor. The estimate shall reflect that at least fifty one percent (51%) of the gross sales at that location will be collected from the sales of cosmetic services. Class H licenses shall not be renewed for the premises unless the applicant submits to the local liquor control commission sufficient documentation to establish that at least fifty one percent (51%) of the gross retail sales at that location in the license period immediately preceding that year, or a part thereof if the license had been issued after the first day of the license period, were collected from the sales of cosmetic services.   

 (b)   The determination of the sufficiency of the documentation referred to in subsection (a) of this section, shall be in the sole discretion of the local liquor control commission. The local liquor control commissioner may, at his discretion, require an audit of the records of the establishment, which is operated by the applicant and for which the license is sought, in order to prove compliance with subsection (a) of this section. The audit shall be prepared by a certified public accountant and shall cover the time period as ordered by the local liquor control commission. The cost of producing any documentation, including the audit, shall be borne by the applicant. 

(c)   Each applicant for the class H license must also submit at the time of application and renewal proof of salon/shop registration from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

(d)   No window or any other signage on the outside of the business shall be permitted on the specified premises or surrounding property that indicates that alcoholic liquor is available for retail sale at the specified premises.

(e)   Service may be only to customers of a cosmetic service establishment, and only for consumption of the drink on the premises while the customer is waiting for or receiving cosmetic services from a hair salon or barber shop. All employees of the licensee serving alcohol must have successfully completed online BASSET certification.

 

 

 Raffles and Poker Runs

 

Eligibility for license. Raffle licenses shall be issued only to bona fide religious, charitable, labor, business, fraternal, educational or veterans' organizations that are non profit and have been in existence continuously for a period of five (5) years before applying for a license or to a nonprofit fundraising organization that is organized for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to an identified individual or group of individuals suffering extreme financial hardship as a result of an illness, disability, accident or disaster. The five-year requirement under this subsection may be waived if the organization is a local organization that is affiliated with and chartered by a national or state organization that meets the five-year requirement.

Annual licenses are $50.00 and permit the licensee to issue or sell raffle chances for multiple events throughout the calendar year of issuance. Event licenses are $15 and permit the licensee to issue or sell raffle chances only for those dates stated in the license application, but in no event shall the period of sales exceed ninety (90) days. Poker run annual licenses shall permit the licensee to conduct multiple poker runs throughout the calendar year of issuance. Poker run event licenses shall permit the licensee to conduct a poker run only on the date stated in the license application and in the locations stated in the application.

Maximum value of prizes. The aggregate retail value of all prizes or merchandise awarded by a licensee in a single raffle shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00).

Price of chances. The price charged for each raffle chance sold or issued shall not exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00). 

 Solicitation on Public Streets

Solicitation is allowed at the intersection of Broadway and Pullen in the City of Centralia. Solicitation is allowed during the first three Saturdays of the months of April through November. Proof of insurance and proof of registration with the Attorney General as a Charitable Organization is required to be submitted along with the application to solicit.

 Video Gaming

Eligibility for license: The applicant holds the appropriate certificate or license from the State of Illinois permitting video gaming and is in good standing with same; the applicant is not in arrears in any tax, fee or bill due to the City or State of Illinois; The applicant has completed and complies with all the application requirements set forth in Section 4 of this Article and is not disqualified due to a felony, gambling offense, or crime of moral turpitude; and the establishment is located outside of a residential zoning district.

 

License Fees: Licenses are permitted annually and are not subject to proration or refund. License renewal applications are due on or before July 1 unless that day falls on a holiday, in which case the application may be received by the Clerk on the following business day.

 

Fraternal Establishment or Licensed Veterans Establishment        $125.00 per terminal
All other eligible establishments                                              $250.00 per terminal