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 1, 2015||New Minimum Wage Ordinance Begins July 1, 2015|
|Jan 15, 2015||Looking for a Small Business Loan – The City of Chicago Can Help|
|Jan 14, 2015||New Third Party/Expediter Database Helps Businesses Research and Report Violations by Expediters, Attorneys, and Other Third Party Processors|
|Oct 24, 2014||Know Your Local Business Development Centers|
|Jul 31, 2015||Proposed Rules for Unlawfully Hazardous Units under the Protecting Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Property Ordinance|
|Jul 24,2015||Mayor Emanuel Announces 311 Enhancements To Boost Services For Veterans|
|Jul 17,2015||Mayor Emanuel Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)|
|Jun 30,2015||Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax Ruling 12 Effective 7-1-2015|
|Jun 26,2015||City of Chicago Hosting Free Minimum Wage & Plastic Bag Ban Workshop|