City Of Chicago Business License Renewal Login
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All business license renewals are effective May 1st and expire April 30th of each year. License fees vary for each type of business. Code of Ordinances Chapter 26, Licenses and Fees, in the Code of Ordinances of the City of Chicago Heights is available online.
The Office of the City Clerk is responsible for the issuance of official City of Chicago business licenses. However, the Office of the City Clerk does not have any additional role in the licensing process, such as application review or the acceptance of payment.
Chicago Business Direct allows business owners, or legal representatives of the business owners, to renew their expiring City of Chicago Business Licenses. As a reminder, all business license renewals must be processed online. Things to keep in mind before you get started: Business License Renewal Notice
Business licenses issued by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection in the City of Chicago from 2006 to the present. This dataset contains a large number of records/rows of data and may not be viewed in full in Microsoft Excel. Therefore, when downloading the file, select CSV from the Export menu.
This interactive website allows users to search for businesses, in any area of the City, with a current City of Chicago business license. Users can search by address, business name, ward or precinct. Guide to Searching BACP's Data on the Data Portal