Find out if your business is eligible for a free on-street bike rack
A building permit is required for new building construction, renovations, the installation of heating and cooling systems, or any plumbing or electrical work. The Chicago Department of Buildings (DOB) oversees building permits
City of Chicago Business Taxes
Pay your business taxes online through Chicago Business Direct
City of Chicago Rules Portal
Find City Rules and Regulations
Commercial Driveway Permits
Commercial Driveway Permit application and fees are managed by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)
County, State, and Federal Business Registration
Register your business with the appropriate county, state, and federal offices.
Loading and Standing Zones
Standing zone and loading zone signage is installed and maintained by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT).
Municipal Code of Chicago
The Municipal Code of Chicago is a compilation of City of Chicago laws, which is published by American Legal Publishing Corporation.
The Department of Procurement Services (DPS) is the contracting, certification, and compliance authority for the City of Chicago.
Water, Recycling, and Sanitation
Set up your water account and establish a recycling program at your business