The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) ensures a fair and vibrant marketplace for businesses, workers and consumers in the City of Chicago. BACP licenses businesses and public vehicles, regulates business activity, protects consumers from fraud, enforces Chicago’s labor laws, partners with business service organizations and provides education and resources for businesses.
Featured Services and Programs
Public Way Use Permits
Apply for a Renew Sidewalk Cafe, Sidewalk Sign, Expanded Outdoor Dining and Other Permits
Office of Labor Standards
Information on Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave, Domestic Care Workers and more
All BACP offices are open to members of the public. Learn more about BACP’s operations.
Department Main Office
Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
121 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Kenneth J. Meyer