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The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) ensures a fair and vibrant market place for both businesses and consumers. BACP licenses businesses and public vehicles, provides business education and access to resources, enforces the Municipal Code, and protects consumers from fraud.

 

SBC, Small Business Center, City of Chicago,

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Preview the Small Business Center website, a one-stop destination for small business owners and entrepreneurs, for information on licenses, permits, and additional resources available to small businesses in Chicago. Please send your feedback to smallbusinesscenter@cityofchicago.org.

Alerts (Business Affairs and Consumer Protection)

Severe Alert Mar 16, 2015 The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) seeks comments to Proposed Amendments to the Taxicab License Holder Rules and Regulations
Severe Alert Mar 6, 2015 Food Truck Fests Coming to the Loop
Severe Alert Mar 5, 2015 Know Before You Begin a Home Repair Project
Severe Alert Mar 3, 2015 Email Change – 2014 Annual Plastic Bag Recycling Report
Severe Alert Feb 5, 2015 Know Before You Hire a Tax Preparer

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Most Recent News (Business Affairs and Consumer Protection)

Mar 30, 2015 City of Chicago Sets Two Free Workshops for 'Money Smart Week'
Mar 17, 2015 City of Chicago Partners With Western Union to Host Five Neighborhood Small Business Expos
Mar 13, 2015 CITY OF CHICAGO LAUNCHING ‘SMALL BUSINESS CENTER ON THE ROAD’ BUSINESS EXPO SERIES
Mar 6, 2015 WEEKLY & MONTHLY FOOD TRUCK FESTS COMING TO DALEY PLAZA, WILLIS TOWER
Feb 27, 2015 City of Chicago Sets Series of Free Events For ‘NATIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK’
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Apply for Your Business License Online

BACP & SBC Summary Flyer

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Business License Look-Up

File A Consumer Complaint Online

Liquor Moratorium / Vote Dry Area Look-Up

Monthly Business Education Workshop Schedules

Public Vehicle Party on the Plaza

Renew Your Business License Online

Schedule An Appointment With A Business Consultant

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Department Main Office

Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

  • Phone: 312.744.6060
    Toll Free:
    TTY: 312.744.1944
    Fax: 312.744.0246
  • 121 N. LaSalle Street
    8th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60602   
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2350 W. Ogden Avenue

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