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In the City of Chicago the majority of retail establishments will be required to have a City of Chicago Limited Business License.  You may however be required to have a different or additional license based on your business activity.  Some other types of licenses that may be required of your business include: a Retail Food Establishment License, a Motor Vehicle Repair License or one of our nine different classes of liquor licenses.

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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.