Sidewalk Cafe Permits
Posted on January 18, 2018
The City of Chicago sidewalk café season begins on March 1, and ends on December 1. Sidewalk Café Permits have a 9 month term, and must be applied for, and issued, every year.
The Sidewalk Café Permit, and approved plan, must be conspicuously displayed on the exterior wall or window of the main entrance of the licensed retail food establishment during all hours of operation.
Sidewalk Café Permits are issued by the Public Way Use Unit of BACP at the Small Business Center (SBC) located in City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street, Room 800. Click here for more information.