According to a Winnebago County Ordinance, any person, corporation, partnership or business that displays any coin-in-the-slot device to be played or operated by the public shall file an application for an amusement license. The Winnebago County Clerk issues amusement licenses.
There are two licenses that are involved in the owning, leasing or displaying coin in the slot devices:
1. License to Lease
2. License to Display
---The License to Lease applies if you own the machines but you display them on property other than your own. An application must be filled out with the County Clerk's Office. The applicant will pay a minimum of $100.00 for up to 10 machines. Each additional machine will be $10.00 but not to exceed $200.00 per year.
---A License to Display will be needed to display machines that are on property other than your own. The fee is $15.00 per machine. Decals will be assigned to each machine and will expire on December 31st of each year.
---If you own the machines and display them on your own property, the fee required will be $25.00 per machine. Decals will also be assigned to each machine and will expire on December 31st of each year.
Click HERE for Amusement Device License Fee Schedule
Click HERE for License to Lease Application
Click HERE for License to Display Application
Click HERE for Description of Devices Chart