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.


Beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2021, all BACP offices are open to limited members of the public.Please be advised that masks are required in all BACP facilities and six feet of social distancing must be maintained at all times. While offices are open to the public, we continue to strongly discourage in-person visits. Learn more about BACP’s operations.

Be advised that all licenses issued by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (“BACP”) under Title 4 or Title 9 of the Municipal Code of Chicago (“MCC”) that were extended temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic will expire on July 15, 2021. Impacted licenses must renew by July 15, 2021 in order to continue legal operations in Chicago. Read the Industry Notice to learn more.

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Other BACP locations:

2350 W. Ogden Avenue

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