The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19.
Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, all Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) offices will be closed to the public until further notice. This includes the following locations:
BACP will continue processing business licenses and public way use permits, where applicable, online or over the phone. Please visit www.chicagobusinessdirect.org or call 312-74-GOBIZ. Learn more about how to use Chicago Business Direct. For public way use permits, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and click here to learn how to obtain a Sidewalk Cafe Permit. Please allow for extra time as BACP staff are working hard to keep City services going under this disruption.
The renewal of public passenger chauffeur and vehicle licenses that expire before June 15, 2020 will be deferred to July 15, 2020. BACP staff will continue to work servicing public vehicle licensees during closure to the public. BACP staff will be available at email@example.com.
Public vehicle inspections scheduled at the BACP Public Vehicle Inspection Facility from March 19, 2020 to June 15, 2020 will be rescheduled. An updated inspection list will be posted on the Public Vehicles page, and BACP will notify taxicab affiliations and license managers via e-mail of updated public vehicle inspection dates.