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Vendor Permits

P7151940Vendors hired by permit holders to provide special activities allowed at a picnic shelter must be licensed with us for the current year. Picnic services include catering, beer truck, band, DJ or other entertainment, commercial portrait photography, face painting, inflatable rentals, tents, portable toilets or wash stations, and other services associated with picnics and events in our preserves.

Become a Licensed Vendor

To become a licensed vendor, please download and complete the Vendor Permit Application. Annual or single use permits can be purchased. Return completed applications with payment to:

Attn: Picnic Services Vendor Permit
19808 West Grand Avenue
Lindenhurst, IL 60046

Vendor permits are good for the current calendar year only, and must be renewed in order for the business to remain an approved licensed vendor. We encourage you to renew your permit for the following calendar year prior to October, when picnic shelter permits go on sale for the following year. 

If you have any questions about the vendor licensing process, please call 847-968-3404 or email

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