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Public Vehicles

Taxicabs, Pedicabs, Charter Buses, Public Chauffeurs and several other types of licenses related to public passenger vehicles are regulated by the Public Vehicle Operations Division of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP).

The BACP Public Vehicle Operations Division oversees licensing, taxicab medallion purchases, vehicle inspections, and fare rates.

The Public Vehicle Operations Facility is located at 2350 W. Ogden Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60608. Click here for information on Hours of Operation.

The Public Vehicle Inspections Facility is located at 2420 W. Pershing Rd., Chicago, IL 60632.

For current information on Public Passenger Vehicle Licenses and Public Chauffeurs, visit the City of Chicago Data Portal at

You may also call 312.746.4300 or email for more information.

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Most Recent News (Public Vehicles)

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
Jul 14, 2016 City of Chicago Awards Taxicab Driver With Free Taxicab Medallion For Exemplary Service To The Disability Community
May 23, 2016 City Announces Two Month Nomination Period For ‘Chicago's Top Cabbie’
Apr 22, 2016 City of Chicago Offers Financial Incentives to Increase Number of Wheelchair-Accessible Taxicabs in Chicago

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Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

  • Phone: 312.744.6060
    Toll Free:
    TTY: 312.744.1944
    Fax: 312.744.0246
  • 121 N. LaSalle Street
    8th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60602   
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