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The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) licenses, educates, regulates and empowers Chicago businesses to grow and succeed as well as, receives and processes consumer complaints.  BACP provides bi-weekly and monthly informative sessions to help businesses act responsibly and create economic vitality and vibrant communities for the people in Chicago.  BACP educates small business and consumers to ensure the public is protected against fraudulent practices.  BACP investigates for business compliance in areas such as: sales practices, fuel, natural gas, electricity, durable and non durable merchandise and services.  The Department also enforces rules and regulations relating to liquor establishments, measures and weighs, public chauffeurs, public passenger vehicles, ambulances, and transportation network providers.   

Alerts (Business Affairs and Consumer Protection)

Severe Alert Aug 7, 2015 Keep Chicago Renting
Severe Alert Jul 14, 2015 City of Chicago Food Truck Festival Guide
Severe Alert Jul 1, 2015 New Minimum Wage Ordinance Begins July 1, 2015
Severe Alert May 4, 2015 Requests For Proposals (RFP) for Taxicab Dispatch Application “E-Hail” Program and Centralized Wav Taxicab Dispatch Service
Severe Alert Mar 6, 2015 Food Truck Fests Coming to the Loop

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Most Recent News (Business Affairs and Consumer Protection)

Aug 25, 2015 City of Chicago Launches New Workshop Series Focused On Startups
Jul 28, 2015 City of Chicago Offers a New Workshop “How to Promote Your Business” in August
Jul 13, 2015 City of Chicago ‘Respect Your Taxi Driver’ Campaign Reminds Battery of a Taxicab Driver Is A Class 3 Felony
Jun 26, 2015 City of Chicago Offering a Responsible Way to Dispose of Documents and Electronics at Shredder Day
Jun 26, 2015 City of Chicago Hosting Free Minimum Wage & Plastic Bag Ban Workshop
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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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