Supporting Information List

Supporting Information




Looking for a Small Business Loan - The City of Chicago can help.

 

10 Things Every Consumer Should Know About Credit
Download the booklet - 10 Things Every Consumer Should Know About Credit

 

3 Simple Steps to Obtain a Business License
To prepare yourself before applying for a City of Chicago business license, you must first decide what type of business you are interested in starting. Prepare a business plan that will suit your short and long term goals. We encourage you to visit BACP online for more information on business planning, connecting with resources and other important information to help you in being successful.

 

ABC's of BACP
ABC's of BACP - Learn about the Dept. of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, the various industries we regulate, consumer protection services we provide, licenses we issue, and MORE!

 

Approved Vehicle List
Approved vehicle list for taxicabs and liveries.

 

Bill of Rights for Consumers Using Tax Preparation Services
Tax payers in Chicago will now have recourse against unscrupulous tax preparers after the City Council passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Tax Preparer Ordinance

 

Building Energy Use Benchmarking MCC CHAPTER 18-14
The Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance was adopted in September, 2013 and seeks to raise awareness of energy performance through information and transparency.

 

Business Affairs and Consumer Protection - Other Office Locations
Business Affairs and Consumer Protection - Other Office Locations

 

Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Hearing Schedule
The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection holds hearings and community meetings in its Room 805 offices.

 

Business License Forms
Business License Forms

 

Cable Operator Contact Information
For additional information, please refer to the company's website, or call the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection at 312-744-4052.

 

Certification of Weighing and Measuring Devices
All devices used for weighing or measuring, where products are directly sold to consumers, must be certified by the City of Chicago.

 

Chicago Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance
Chicago Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance

 

City-County Collaboration on Cigarette Investigations
City-County Collaboration on Cigarette Investigations

 

Clean Indoor Air Ordinance
Find information on the Clean Indoor Air Ordinance including where smoking is prohibited.

 

Consumer Recalls
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) provides consumers with information about recalled merchandise and ensures that recalled products are removed from store shelves.

 

Energy Disclosure Application
The Application for Energy Disclosure is used to request gas or electric disclosures on a particular address and / or unit number.

 

File a Business Affairs and Consumer Protection FOIA Request
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state law that provides citizens with access to public records.

 

Filling Station Rules and Regulations
The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) is pleased to present the draft of its newly updated Filling Station Rules and Regulations. This document consolidates and modernizes the three sets of rules that have been in effect over the past several decades.

 

Give Us Your Feedback
The City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection relies on feedback from our customers to improve services. We take customer satisfaction seriously and measure our performance based on your input.

 

Home Repair Tips For Consumers
The City of Chicago is offering consumers smart tips on how to choose the right contractor and how to detect red flags to avoid getting scammed by a rip off contractor.

 

Information/Applications for Affiliations, License Managers & Brokers, and Taxicab Two-Way Dispatch
Affiliation License Manager Broker Application / Information

 

Keep Chicago Renting

 

Know Before You Send Your Kids to School
Information and tips to know before you send your kid back to school.

 

Know Before You...

 

Mobile Food Truck Licenses
Mayor Emanuel introduced an ordinance passed by the City Council to expand mobile food vehicle operations in neighborhoods across Chicago.

 

Mortgage and Foreclosure Rescue Scams
Foreclosure Rescue and Loan Modification Scams

 

Pedicab
A pedicab is a human pedal-powered public passenger vehicle used to transport passengers for hire. A pedicab chauffeur is the person that drives or peddles and controls the direction and steering of the pedicab.

 

Private Booting Information
The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection licenses and regulates private vehicle booting businesses in the city of Chicago

 

Public Chauffeur Licenses Currently Suspended
Public Chauffeur Licenses Currently Suspended.

 

Public Vehicle Industry Notices
Taxi Industry Notices

 

Purchasing A Mattress In Chicago
Before buying a mattress, there are certain things every consumer should know.

 

Refund Anticipation Loans (Instant Refunds). What Consumers Need To Know.
The High Cost of “Instant Refunds” or Refund Anticipation Loans. Important tips for Consumers during Tax Season.

 

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Initial Microlender Trainee Candidates
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Initial Microlender Trainee Candidates

 

Requirements for Conceal and Carry Signage
Requirements for Conceal and Carry Signage

 

Retail Tobacco Dealer Requirements
Find information on Retail Tobacco Dealer. “Retail Tobacco dealer” means any person selling, offering for sale, exposing for sale or keeping with the intention of selling or exchanging at retail, tobacco products or tobacco accessories in the City of Chicago.

 

Ride Smart Chicago
The consumer protection campaign is geared towards equipping the riding public with the important information they need when riding in one of the city’s licensed taxicab, pedicab, livery, rideshare, or horse-drawn carriage vehicles.

 

Sidewalk Café Current Permits
Listing of currently permitted sidewalk cafés in the City of Chicago. Sidewalk Café Permits are issued by the Public Way Use Unit of BACP at the Small Business Center (SBC) located in City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street, Room 800. To obtain a public way use permit, please contact us at 312.744.6249 (744-6249).

 

Tax Preparer Business Information
Tax Preparation businesses are required to prepare and submit a Disclosure Form pursuant to Municipal Code 4-44-030[1].

 

The Flagged Business List
The Flagged Business List is an initiative to target “problem” businesses in Chicago’s neighborhoods. The list is a data driven list that isolates businesses with two or more violations pled liable over the past twelve months.

 

Tips to Avoid Post Storm Damage Scams
Avoid any so-called "contractors" that knock on your door, tell you they're working in the neighborhood, and ask if you need assistance. More Tips below.

 

Tobacco Regulations
BACP licenses the sale of tobacco products in Chicago. The rules for tobacco dealing in Chicago are in attached pages for your convenience.

 

Transportation Network Providers

 

What to Expect During A Tobacco Investigation
Find information on what to expect during a tobacco investigation including what an investigator checks to ensure that the business is in compliance with all the tobacco-related ordinances.

 

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

 

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Information
If you need to order a wheelchair accessible taxicab, one free phone call can put you in touch with every taxicab company that operates wheelchair accessible cabs.

 

Wholesale Tobacco Dealer Requirements
“Wholesale Tobacco dealer” means any person making, manufacturing or jobbing cigars, or selling, offering for sale, exposing for sale, or keeping with the intention of selling or exchanging or delivering at wholesale, any tobacco, snuff, cigars, cigarettes or cigarette papers, including leaf tobacco or any preparations containing tobacco.