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).  We currently hold a Tier 11 host licenses in the City of Chicago at both our Ravenswood and Fulton Market Location.  Participation in the Chicago Artisan Market requires a pop up license.  

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

Links to City Websites with additional Information:

Here’s a link to the City of Chicago’s  Pop Up License process that we are following:
Here’s a link to the City of Chicago’s “Pop-up User License” fact sheet:
Here’s a link to applicable City Code – 4.2122  “Pop-up Retail Users”:
Business Information Sheet (BIS) form:
City of Chicago – License Application Requirements Information Form: