Public Vehicles

Due to COVID-19, effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, all Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) licensing and permits will be conducted virtually/online and offices will be closed to the public until further notice. This includes the following locations:
· BACP Administrative Offices, 121 N. LaSalle St. Room 805
· Small Business Center, 121 N. LaSalle St. Room 800
· Public Vehicle Licensing Center, 2350 W. Ogden Ave. 1st Floor
· Public Vehicle Inspection Facility, 2420 W. Pershing Ave.

The renewal of public passenger chauffeur and vehicle licenses that expire before April 1, 2020 will be deferred until April 30, 2020. BACP staff will continue to work servicing public vehicle licensees during closure to the public. BACP staff will be available at bacppv@cityofchicago.org and 312-746-4300.

Public vehicle inspections scheduled at the BACP Public Vehicle Inspection Facility from March 19, 2020 to March 31, 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.

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Taxicabs, Pedicabs, Charter Buses, Public Chauffeurs and several other types of licenses related to public passenger vehicles are regulated by the Public Vehicle Operations Division of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP).

The BACP Public Vehicle Operations Division oversees licensing, taxicab medallion purchases, vehicle inspections, and fare rates.

The Public Vehicle Operations Facility is located at 2350 W. Ogden Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60608. Click here for information on Hours of Operation.

The Public Vehicle Inspections Facility is located at 2420 W. Pershing Rd., Chicago, IL 60632.

For current information on Public Passenger Vehicle Licenses and Public Chauffeurs, visit the City of Chicago Data Portal at https://data.cityofchicago.org.

You may also call 312.746.4300 or email BACPPV@cityofchicago.org for more information.

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  • Phone: 312.744.6060
    TTY: 312.744.1944
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