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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 Jan 28, 2015 Plastic Bag Ban Will Take Effect on August 1, 2015
Severe Alert Jan 15, 2015 Looking for a Small Business Loan – The City of Chicago Can Help
Severe Alert Jan 14, 2015 New Third Party/Expediter Database Helps Businesses Research and Report Violations by Expediters, Attorneys, and Other Third Party Processors
Severe Alert Dec 11, 2014 Taxi Driver Fairness Ordinance
Severe Alert Oct 29, 2014 How can our Small Business Expos across the city better support small business owners and entrepreneurs?

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Most Recent News (Business Affairs and Consumer Protection)

Jan 28, 2015 City of Chicago Small Business Center Hosts ‘Chicago Restaurant Week Kick Off Expo’
Dec 30, 2014 City of Chicago Partners With Intuit Quickbooks to Offer Free Quickbooks Online Subscriptions at its Workshops
Dec 23, 2014 City of Chicago’s Small Business Center Giving Away Two Free One-Year Subscriptions to QuickBooks Online at January Workshop
Dec 9, 2014 City Launches Two Consumer Protection Campaigns on Credit Fraud
Dec 4, 2014 City of Chicago Provided 2500 Entrepreneurs Free Business Workshops
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What We Do

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BACP Resources

Apply for Your Business License Online

BACP & SBC Summary Flyer

BACP Educational Campaigns

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

Third Party/Expediter Database

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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Other BACP locations:

2350 W. Ogden Avenue

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