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 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.
BACP will continue processing business license application and renewals, where applicable, online or over the phone. Please visit www.chicagobusinessdirect.org or contact customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about how to use Chicago Business Direct. Please allow for extra time as BACP staff are working hard to keep City services going under this disruption.
When to Contact A Business Consultant
Business Consultants at the Small Business Center can assist you with:
When to Call 74-GOBIZ (312-744-6249)
Call the Small Business Center’s hotline to speak with an experienced customer service representative who can:
Looking for business planning, legal, financial assistance, or tax advice?
Visit the Small Business Solution Station in the Small Business Center.
Looking for business support services in your neighborhood?
Visit your local Neighborhood Business Development Centers, or check out this map of neighborhood resources.