Chicago Business Licenses

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This dataset shows the list of business licenses issued by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection in the City of Chicago from 2002 to the present.

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The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) issues business licenses in the City of Chicago and regulates industries as diverse as retail, food establishments, day care centers, manufacturing facilities and motor vehicle repair shops. BACP also regulates the sale of retail liquor in Chicago.

Most types of business licenses can be applied for online, or in-person. The Small Business Center (SBC) issues business licenses and regulates the business activities of industries as diverse as retail, food and liquor establishments, entertainment venues and theaters, day care centers, manufacturing facilities and motor vehicle repair shops just to name a few.

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Chicago Business Licenses, Business Affairs, Chicago Consumer Protection, Chicago Industries Regulation, Types of Licenses, Licenses Status, Chicago Business Owners

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Business Licenses in Chicago, Applying for Business Licenses

Identification_NumberA calculated ID for each record.string-
License_IDAn internal database ID for each record. Each license can have multiple records as it goes through renewals and other transactions.integerlevel : Nominal
Account_NumberThe account number of the business owner, which will stay consistent across that owner's licenses and can be used to find the owner in the Business Owners dataset.integerlevel : Nominal
Site_NumberAn internal database ID indicating the location of this licensed business to account for business owners with more than one location.integerlevel : Nominal
Legal_NameLegal name is the name being used to operate the business.string-
AddressAddress of the business or entity.string-
CityCity of the business or entity.string-
State_AbbreviationState abbreviation of the business or entity.string-
ZIP_CodeZIP Code of the business or entity.string-
Ward_NumberThe ward where the business is located.integerlevel : Nominal
Precinct_NumberThe precinct within the ward where the business is located. Note the same precinct numbers exist in multiple wards.integerlevel : Nominal
Police_DistrictPolice District number of physical addressstring-
License_CodeLicense Codes issued by the Business Affairs and Consumer Protectionintegerlevel : Nominal
License_DescriptionDescription of the licensestring-
Business_Activity_IDIdentification Number for Business activitystring-
Business_ActivityType of business activitystring-
License_NumberThe license number known to the public and generally used in other data sources that refer to the license. This is the field most users will want for most purposes. Each license has a single license number that stays consistent throughout the lifetime of the license. By contrast, the LICENSE ID field is an internal database ID and not generally useful to external users.integerlevel : Nominal
Application_TypeType of applicationstring-
Application_Created_DateDate when application was createddate-
Application_Requirements_Completed_DateFor all application types except RENEW, this is the date all required application documents were received. For RENEW type records, this is the date the record was
Payment_DateDate when payment was madedate-
Is_Conditional_ApprovalThis pertains to applications that contain liquor licenses. Customers may request a conditional approval prior to building out the space.boolean-
License_Term_Start_DateDate when license term was starteddate-
License_Term_Expiration_DateDate when license term was expireddate-
License_Approved_for_Issuance_DateThis is the date the license was ready for issuance. Licenses may not be issued if the customer owes debt to the
Date_IssuedDate when license was issueddate-
License_StatusStatus of the licensestring-
License_Status_Change_DateDate when status of the license was changeddate-
SSA_CodeSpecial Service Areas are local tax districts that fund expanded services and programs, to foster commercial and economic development, through a localized property tax. In other cities these areas are sometimes called Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). This portal contains a map of all Chicago SSAsintegerlevel : Nominal
LatitudeLatitude location of the businessnumber-
LongitudeLongitude location of the businessnumber-
Identification NumberLicense IDAccount NumberSite NumberLegal NameAddressCityState AbbreviationZIP CodeWard NumberPrecinct NumberPolice DistrictLicense CodeLicense DescriptionBusiness Activity IDBusiness ActivityLicense NumberApplication TypeApplication Created DateApplication Requirements Completed DatePayment DateIs Conditional ApprovalLicense Term Start DateLicense Term Expiration DateLicense Approved for Issuance DateDate IssuedLicense StatusLicense Status Change DateSSA CodeLatitudeLongitude
16570-2000021676522517551THORNDALE CONSTRUCTION11243 CHESAPEAKE PLAC 1STWESTCHESTERIL601541010Limited Business License16570RENEW2000-06-162009-08-21False2000-02-162001-02-152003-12-222009-08-24AAI
1169428-2016031624444972181781SHINE-AWN INC6631 W 16TH STBERWYNIL604021010Limited Business License1169428RENEW2016-01-152016-03-22False2016-03-162018-03-152016-03-222016-03-23AAI
18136-1996021684172519441P & W CONSTRUCTION CO INC5410 NEWPORT DR 40ROLLING MEADOWSIL600081010Limited Business License18136ISSUE2000-06-20False1996-02-161997-02-152003-12-222006-04-12AAI
25710-19960216119268528961PAT HAMILTON, INC17021 S MAGNOLIA DR 1STHAZEL CRESTIL604291010Limited Business License25710ISSUE2000-06-20False1996-02-161997-02-152003-12-222006-04-12AAI
2158055-2014071623303772470932TRELA ROOFING & REMODELING, CO.3148 W 92ND STEVERGREEN PARKIL608051010Limited Business License2158055RENEW2014-05-152015-02-11False2014-07-162016-07-152015-02-112015-02-13AAI
53383-201503162375632386911MEE INC11845 W LARAWAY RD 1FRANKFORTIL604231010Limited Business License53383RENEW2015-01-162015-03-12False2015-03-162017-03-152015-03-122015-03-13AAI
36408-19970216168920543891STEVEN FELDMAN450 SKOKIE BLVD 904NORTHBROOKIL600621060Auctioneer36408ISSUE2000-06-20False1997-02-161998-02-152003-12-222006-04-12AAI
1847540-2009011619405038902045FEDEX OFFICE AND PRINT SERVICES, INC.2301 S DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR SOUTH BLCHICAGOIL606164.03.01.01010Limited Business License1847540RENEW2008-11-142009-01-08False2009-01-162011-01-152009-01-082009-01-22AAI
21552-200702161781485523551THERM FLO INC.251 HOLBROOK 1STWHEELINGIL600901010Limited Business License21552RENEW2006-12-202007-01-08False2007-02-162008-05-152007-01-122007-01-16AAI
14936-201503162376212853301COMPLETE BUILDING MAINTENANCE INC702 WESTERN AVELOMBARDIL601481010Limited Business License14936RENEW2015-01-162015-02-12False2015-03-162017-03-152015-02-122015-02-13AAI
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