License Appeal Commission

The License Appeal Commission receives appeals from decisions of the Local Liquor Control Commissioner (Mayor) revoking, suspending, or denying liquor licenses.

The License Appeal Commission (LAC) is the immediate forum of appeal for suspensions, revocations, and fines imposed by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection against a liquor license holder. Additionally, the LAC deals with appeals for denied liquor license applications, denied changes in management/ownership of an existing liquor license, and refusals of liquor license renewals issued by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.



Filing Appeals of Fines, Suspensions, and Revocations

Filing Appeals on Applicant Cases





POS Invoice 


LAC Rulings from 2007 to Present
Case Dispositions from 2006 to Present


Hearing Schedule

2018 Meeting Schedule 




 Department Facts

 Department Main Office

License Appeal Commission

  • Phone: 312.744.4095
    Fax: 312.742.0759
  • Richard J. Daley Center
    50 W. Washington Street, CL 21 (Concourse Level)
    Chicago, IL 60602   
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