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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 Jul 1, 2015 New Minimum Wage Ordinance Begins July 1, 2015
Severe Alert Jan 15, 2015 Looking for a Small Business Loan – The City of Chicago Can Help
Severe Alert Jan 14, 2015 New Third Party/Expediter Database Helps Businesses Research and Report Violations by Expediters, Attorneys, and Other Third Party Processors
Severe Alert Oct 24, 2014 Know Your Local Business Development Centers
High Alert Jul 31, 2015 Proposed Rules for Unlawfully Hazardous Units under the Protecting Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Property Ordinance

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Most Recent News (Existing Businesses)

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

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