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Visit the Small Business Center website, for information on licenses, permits, and additional resources.

Visit the Small Business Center website, for information on licenses, permits, and additional resources.

Businesses & Professionals

Existing Businesses

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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 Sep 15, 2014 Food Truck Vendor Application for October Events
High Alert Jul 18, 2014 Notice of E911 Surcharge Increase
High Alert Jul 3, 2014 Longer Life & Reduced Inspections for Chicago Taxicab Vehicles!
High Alert Jun 10, 2014 See Something? Report it to 311!
High Alert May 28, 2014 Filling Station Ordinance Effective June 1, 2014

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Most Recent News (Existing Businesses)

Aug 27,2014 Social Media Boot Camp Coming To City Hall in September
Aug 01,2014 City of Chicago Hosting New Workshops about Happy Hour Law and Pedicab Licensing
May 07,2014 City Cracks Down on Fraudulent Immigration Service Providers
Apr 24,2014 City of Chicago and Partner Agencies Making a Difference for Small Businesses
Apr 24,2014 City of Chicago Hosting Two Workshops During National Small Business Week

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