Business Licenses

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. Our Office can print and issue hard copies of licenses already approved by the City’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.

Our Office also administers the sale and issuance of Automatic Amusement Devices. For these licenses, please download an application listed below. If you have questions about Automatic Amusement Devices, please call 312-74C-LERK (312-742-5375).

For all other questions needs regarding business licenses, please contact the Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection.