City Of Chicago Pop-Up User License

The City of Chicago requires a Pop-Up User License for pop-up user business activities (i.e. anyone selling merchandise/food in the City of Chicago in a temporary location).
Food Vendors:  Licensed Shared Kitchen Users and Retail Food Establishments may be exempt from paying additional fee to add a Pop-Up Food Establishment User license.  New, and existing licenses must inform the SBC Business Consultant at the time of application.
Our Terms and Conditions, which every vendor agrees to when paying for their space, includes the following:
“Vendor will act with the highest regard for the safety of the attendees and other participants of the Event, and will adhere to all laws, policies, rules, and regulations applicable to the goods and/or activities of Vendor, including obtaining all licenses, permits, and approvals that may be required to enable Vendor to conduct its activities at the Event and fulfill its obligations under this Agreement.
Vendor agrees to collect and remit sales taxes as required by law. All vendors making sales in Illinois are required to report and pay all tax due based on their total receipts within ten (10) days of the close of the Event.”  Link to State of Illinois / IDOR Sales Tax Coupon forms
If you’re participating in multiple pop-up events anywhere in the City of Chicago, you may want to consider getting 30 day, 90-day, 180-day or annual Pop-up User License from the City of Chicago at City Hall.
Please refer any more detailed questions to the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) regarding City of Chicago Pop-Up User Licenses (City Code 4.212 – Pop-up Retail Users).  Their office is located at the following address: 
City Hall
121 N. LaSalle St., 8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 744-6249 or
Click here for City of Chicago Pop-up User License fact sheet.
We recommend that you complete and bring with you the Business Information Sheet form before visiting the City Hall.  
Business Information Sheet (BIS) form:
City of Chicago – License Application Requirements Information Form: