File a Business Affairs and Consumer Protection FOIA Request
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state law that provides citizens with access to public records.
Submit a BACP FOIA request using one of the methods below.
Submit a FOIA request online
E-mail: To submit a FOIA request, please complete a Freedom of Information Request Form, and send it via e-mail to BACPfoia@cityofchicago.org.
The following data is available online in the City's Data Portal:
The direct link to Business Licenses Issued Since 2006
The direct link to Current Business Licenses
The direct link to Business Owners
The direct link to Current Liquor and Public Place of Amusement Licenses
The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection maintains the following categories of records:
- Business Licenses
- Public Vehicle Licenses
- Public Way Use Permits
- Public Chauffeurs
- Taxi Medallions
- Business Complaints and Citations
- License Violations and Fines
All records listed on this page may not be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
FOIA requests are posted online. FOIA requests are public information, and when you submit a FOIA request, your name and information about the request will be made available on the BACP's FOIA Log.