Visit the Small Business Center website, for information on licenses, permits, and additional resources.
There are close to 100,000 different businesses licensed in the City of Chicago as diverse as retail or grocery stores, bars, restaurants, public vehicles, taxicabs, manufacturing and industrial plants. The City provides the business community business guides and information about the laws you need to comply with through online tools, free workshops and one-on-one counseling.
Understanding the rules of the road is key to operating a business responsibly. Thousands of businesses and public vehicles are inspected to ensure compliance with City laws and regulations.
|Dec 14, 2015||2015 Taxicab Drivers Excellence Award Nominations Being Accepted|
|Jan 21, 2016||Taste of Chicago Food Vendor Applications Now Available|
|Dec 29, 2015||City Festivals Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Dec 11, 2015||New building permits fees are in effect as of January 1, 2016. Any building permits issued on or after January 1, 2016 will be subject to the new building permit fees.|
|Jan 05,2016||City Announces New Incentive For Businesses That Complete Start-Up Certificate Program|
|Dec 22,2015||New Liquid Nicotine Product Tax Effective 1/1/16|
|Dec 11,2015||URPO Ruling 5 Effective 1-1-2016: Mandate of on-line tax filing|
|Nov 19,2015||November 2015 Transaction Tax Information Bulletin|
|Nov 18,2015||November 2015 Nontitled Use Tax Information Bulletin|