City of Chicago Resources

Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) ensures a fair and vibrant market place for both businesses and consumers. BACP licenses businesses and public vehicles, provides business education and access to resources, enforces the Municipal Code, and protects consumers from fraud.

What They Do

Supporting Information

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City Data

BACP Resources

Apply for Your Business License Online

Business License Look-Up

File A Consumer Complaint Online

Liquor Moratorium / Vote Dry Area Look-Up

Monthly Business Education Workshop Schedules

Renew Your Business License Online

Schedule An Appointment With A Business Consultant

Alderman Office Links

25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis

11th Ward Partick D. Thompson


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