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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.

Alerts (Existing Businesses)

Severe Alert Apr 11, 2016 2016 Tobacco Ordinance Changes
High Alert Apr 25, 2016 Valet Parking Operator business license processing now at BACP's SBC

Most Recent News (Existing Businesses)

Jun 24,2016 City Small Business Center Is ‘ON THE ROAD’ To The South Shore Cultural Center
May 23,2016 City Announces Two Month Nomination Period For ‘Chicago's Top Cabbie’
Apr 29,2016 City Takes The Small Business Center ‘ON THE ROAD’ To Pilsen
Apr 27,2016 Financial Incentives to Increase Number of Wheelchair-Accessible Taxicabs
Mar 21,2016 Mayor Emanuel Invites All to Chicago Residents Service Fairs

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