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.
|Jul 29, 2016||The Second Phase of Chicago’s Plastic Bag Ban Will Take Effect on August 1, 2016|
|Apr 11, 2016||2016 Tobacco Ordinance Changes|
|Apr 25, 2016||Valet Parking Operator business license processing now at BACP's SBC|
|Aug 22,2016||Indoor Service Animal Pet Relief Area at Midway International Airport|
|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|