Welcome to the City of Chicago ONLINE LICENSE APPLICATION SYSTEM

New Customers

Read ABOUT the system and what you will need in order to complete a business license application.
Read the USER GUIDE to learn the step-by-step online business license application process.

Disclaimer: Due to the complexity of the application process, the license types required to operate your business may not be available online. Please read the FAQ section for more information. If you have questions about your business activity and the appropriate application process, please contact the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection at (312) 74-GOBIZ (744-6249).

Compatibility: The recommended web browsers, or computer application programs, that you must use to properly access and interact with this website are Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or any version of Firefox which is made by Mozilla.

We apologize for any inconvenience if the web browser you are using is not currently supported. Please consult with our call center, at the number provided above, if you have any compatibility questions.

Returning Customers

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