Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

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The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) licenses, educates, regulates and empowers Chicago businesses to grow and succeed as well as, receives and processes consumer complaints.  BACP provides bi-weekly and monthly informative sessions to help businesses act responsibly and create economic vitality and vibrant communities for the people in Chicago.  BACP educates small business and consumers to ensure the public is protected against fraudulent practices.  BACP investigates for business compliance in areas such as: sales practices, fuel, natural gas, electricity, durable and non durable merchandise and services.  The Department also enforces rules and regulations relating to liquor establishments, measures and weighs, public chauffeurs, public passenger vehicles, ambulances, and transportation network providers.   

Alerts (Business Affairs and Consumer Protection)

Severe Alert May 23, 2017 Minimum Wage Update
Severe Alert May 22, 2017 Paid Sick Leave Rules Available for Comment
Severe Alert Jan 30, 2017 Shared Housing Ordinance Prohibited Buildings List Affidavit
Severe Alert Jan 17, 2017 Tax Preparer Business Information
Severe Alert Jan 10, 2017 Delegate Agency Documents

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Most Recent News (Business Affairs and Consumer Protection)

May 25, 2017 Mayor Emanuel, BACP Introduce Ordinance to Ease Regulations on Coin-Operated Laundromats
Oct 18, 2016 City Announces Winner of ‘Chicago's Top Cabbie’ Contest
Sep 16, 2016 City Announces Voting Period For ‘Chicago’s Top Cabbie’ Contest
Sep 9, 2016 City Small Business Center is ‘On The Road’ to Columbus Park Refectory
Jul 29, 2016 Free Social Media Workshop Series Returning To City Hall
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Rules and Regulations Portal

Alphabetical listing of City of Chicago Rules and Regulations 

BACP Resources

Minimum Wage Information

BACP & SBC Summary Flyer

BACP Marketing Campaigns

BACP Mileage Report 

Rules of the City of Chicago