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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 Jun 9, 2017 New and Updated Minimum Wage Notice for Employers
Severe Alert Sep 12, 2016 Information About the Shared Housing Ordinance
High Alert Aug 15, 2017 Request for Proposal (RFP) For Congregate Dining Meal Service Program
Low Alert Dec 21, 2016 The Mayor’s ADA 25 Literacy Task Force Report

Most Recent News (Existing Businesses)

Jul 28,2017 Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities Launches Task Force on Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities
Jul 26,2017 Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Department of Buildings Introduce Update To Chicago Electrical Code To Support Sustainability, Safety And Savings For Residents
Jul 17,2017 City Launches New Pharmaceutical Representative License
Jun 28,2017 City Council Confirms Reappointment of Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, Chief Procurement Officer Jamie Rhee
Jun 28,2017 City Council Approves Measure to Alleviate Financial Burden on Construction Subcontractors

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