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Business Licenses Business Licenses Community & Economic Development
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. Open the file in an ASCII text editor, such as Notepad or Wordpad, to view and search. Data fields requiring description are detailed below. APPLICATION TYPE: ‘ISSUE’ is the record associated with the initial license application. ‘RENEW’ is a subsequent renewal record. All renewal records are created with a term start date and term expiration date. ‘C_LOC’ is a change of location record. It means the business moved. ‘C_CAPA’ is a change of capacity record. Only a few license types may file this type of application. ‘C_EXPA’ only applies to businesses that have liquor licenses. It means the business location expanded. 'C_SBA' is a change of business activity record. It means that a new business activity was added or an existing business activity was marked as expired. LICENSE STATUS: ‘AAI’ means the license was issued. ‘AAC’ means the license was cancelled during its term. ‘REV’ means the license was revoked. 'REA' means the license revocation has been appealed. LICENSE STATUS CHANGE DATE: This date corresponds to the date a license was cancelled (AAC), revoked (REV) or appealed (REA). Business License Owner information may be accessed at: https://data.cityofchicago.org/dataset/Business-Owners/ezma-pppn. To identify the owner of a business, you will need the account number or legal name, which may be obtained from this Business Licenses dataset. Data Owner: Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. Time Period: January 1, 2006 to present. Frequency: Data is updated daily.
Business Owners Business Owners Community & Economic Development
This dataset contains the owner information for all the accounts listed in the Business License Dataset, and is sorted by Account Number. To identify the owner of a business, you will need the account number or legal name, which may be obtained from theBusiness Licenses dataset: https://data.cityofchicago.org/dataset/Business-Licenses/r5kz-chrr. Data Owner: Business Affairs & Consumer Protection. Time Period: 2006 to present. Frequency: Data is updated daily.
Performance Metrics - Business Affairs & Consumer Protection - Business Licenses Performance Metrics - Business Affairs & Consumer Protection - Business Licenses Administration & Finance
Business licenses and building permits are required to operate a business in Chicago or to ensure that a building construction project conforms to the minimum standards of the Chicago Building Code. Currently the performance target for processing most business license types is approximately 15 days.
Performance Metrics - Housing & Economic Development - Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) Performance Metrics - Housing & Economic Development - Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) Administration & Finance
The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) program uses Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenues to help owners of commercial and industrial properties within specific TIF districts to repair or remodel their facilities for their own business or on behalf of tenants. Spending is counted in the month in which the project was completed.
Performance Metrics - Business Affairs & Consumer Protection - Retail Food Licenses Performance Metrics - Business Affairs & Consumer Protection - Retail Food Licenses Administration & Finance
All restaurants and food stores selling perishable items are required to apply for a Retail Food License (RFL). This metric tracks the average number of days the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) takes to issue RFLs. The target response time for processing is within 15 days.
Performance Metrics - Business Affairs & Consumer Protection - Limited Business Licenses Performance Metrics - Business Affairs & Consumer Protection - Limited Business Licenses Administration & Finance
Limited Business Licenses (LBLs) are required for all Chicago businesses not specifically exempt from licensing requirements. This includes all business that provide services, or engage in office operations or general sales. Currently the performance target for processing Limited Business Licenses is 3 days.
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