City of Chicago Pop-Up User License

The City of Chicago BACP 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).

Our company, INV Marketing Group, LLC, holds active Tier II “Pop-up Host” licenses with the City of Chicago at both our Ravenswood (4325 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago) and Fulton Market (401 N. Morgan St., Chicago) locations.

In addition to holding our Pop-up Host licenses, we are required by the City/BACP to collect a Pop-up User License fee of $25/vendor for each one of our weekend markets.
(The $25 pop-up license fee is only valid for 1 market that's less than 5 days.)

Chicago Artisan Market – Fulton Market

Click here for a PDF copy  of our City of Chicago Pop-Up Host License – Chicago Artisan Market – Fulton Market

Chicago Artisan Market – Ravenswood

Click here for a PDF copy of our City of Chicago Pop-Up Host License – Chicago Artisan Market – Ravenswood

Our Pop-up Host licenses in Fulton Market & Ravenswood cannot be used by other market producers operating in the City of Chicago, even if they operate within the same venue. Each pop-up market producer is responsible for obtaining their own “Pop-up Host” license for the dates & locations they operate within the City of Chicago.

The $25/market pop-up license fee you pay to us is only valid at the Chicago Artisan Market.  
i.e. It does not license you to operate at other markets within the City of Chicago.

For more information on the City's pop-up license requirements, please refer to the web site links below or the City of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP).

The City of Chicago's BACP office is located within City Hall at the following address:

City of Chicago – Business Affairs & Consumer Protection
City Hall
121 N. LaSalle St., 8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 744-6249


Links to City of Chicago Websites with Information: