DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
CITY OF CHICAGO
NOTICE OF LICENSE EXTENSION DUE TO
Be advised that on May 20, 2020, the Chicago City Council passed Ordinance 2020-2372, a COVID-19 emergency-related measure to extend the licenses that expire during the pandemic. Licenses issued by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (“BACP”) under Title 4 or Title 9 of the Municipal Code of Chicago (“MCC”) with an expiration date on or after March 15, 2020 will hereby be considered active until 30 days after this ordinance is repealed.
The Ordinance will be automatically repealed on June 30, 2020, unless the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) makes a written determination that the threat posed by COVID-19 has diminished to the point that the Ordinance can be safely repealed earlier. Licensees will have 30 days to renew their licenses without incurring late fees following the repeal of the Ordinance
Note that this Ordinance does not change the fee for renewal nor prorate any fees paid for renewal of a license, nor change the future renewal date of a license. Within 30 days following the repeal of the Ordinance, impacted licensees will be expected to pay the full fee associated with their license in order to renew. License renewal fees can be found in Chapter 4-5 of the MCC.
In the event that the CDPH Commissioner determines the COVID-19 threat to have sufficiently diminished to safely repeal this Ordinance earlier than June 30, BACP will provide written notification to impacted licensees.
To download the Industry Notice in English, click here.
Para leer este Aviso de la Industria en Español, haga clic aquí.
To read the Ordinance, click here.
City of Chicago
Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
121 N. LaSalle St., Room 805
Chicago, IL 60602