4-5-010  Establishment of license fees.
   This chapter shall establish fees for various licenses created by this title unless otherwise provided. The following fees shall apply for the specified licenses. The chapter in which each fee requirement is created is also provided. Unless otherwise stated, fees shall be assessed every two years. For every license application which includes fingerprinting of the applicant as part of the application process, a fingerprint fee sufficient to cover the cost of processing fingerprints will be assessed in addition to the below fees. The fingerprint fee will be assessed regardless of whether the license applied for is issued or denied. The amount of the fee will be set forth by regulation promulgated by the Commissioner of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.
 
(1)
Limited Business License (4-4)
$250.00
(2)
Regulated Business License (4-6) – Other than Hotels and Booting of Motor Vehicles
$250.00
(3)
Regulated Business License (4-6) – Hotels
$250.00
plus $2.20 per room
(3.1)
Regulated Business License (4-6) – Booting of Motor Vehicles
$1,000.00
(4)
Ambulance (4-68) per year
$600.00
(5)
Drain layers (4-28)
$125.00
(6)
Public places of amusement (4-156)
Public place of amusement license (Article III or VI of Chapter 4-156)
The fee for each public place of amusement license shall be graded according to the licensed establishment's occupancy in accordance with the following schedule:
   Maximum Occupancy
Fee
1 – 350
$770.00
351 – 500
$1,000.00
501 – 750
$1,650.00
751 – 1,000
$2,200.00
1,001 – 2,000
$3,300.00
2,001 – 3,000
$4,400.00
3,001 – 4,000
$6,600.00
over 4,000
$13,200.00
When computing the occupancy of a public place of amusement, other than a performing arts venue, the total occupancy of all rooms or other occupancy areas of the premises of the business operating the amusement shall be calculated.
Performing arts venue (Article V of Chapter 4-156)
   0 – 499 person occupancy
$110.00
   500 plus person occupancy
$2.00/person
Indoor special event (Article IV of Chapter 4-156)
$100.00/day
(7)
Animal care (4-384)
$275.00
 
 
(8)
Animal Exhibition Permit (30 days or less)
$275.00
(9)
Bicycle messenger (4-168) per year
$70.00
(10)
Children's Services Facility (4-75)
$165.00
(11)
Emerging Business Permit (Section 4-4-022)
$250.00
(12)
Excavator (Chapter 4-196)
$250.00
(13)
General contractor (4-36)
Class A
$2,000.00
Class B
$1,000.00
Class C
$750.00
Class D
$500.00
Class E
$300.00
(14)
Filling Station (4-108)
   Per establishment
$220.00
   Per portable tank
$110.00
   Per gallon of capacity for containers or tanks
$0.12
In determining the total capacity of containers or tanks under this section, any container or tank used exclusively for the storage of kerosene but not exceeding a total capacity of 100 gallons shall be excluded.
 
 
(15)
Food – Retail Food Establishment (4-8)
0 – 1,000 square feet
$660.00
1,001 – 2,500 square feet
$940.00
2,501 – 4,500 square feet
$1,110.00
4,501 – 10,000 square feet
$1,320.00
Over 10,000 square feet
$1,650.00
Food – Seasonal Lakefront Food Establishment
$125.00/season
Food – Special Event Food Licenses
5-day single special event food license
$75.00
10-day multiple special events food license
$125.00
180-day multiple special events food license
$250.00
1-year multiple special events food license
$500.00
Food – Wholesale Food Establishment (4-8)
$660.00
Food – Shared Kitchen
$660.00
Food – Shared Kitchen-Supplemental
$330.00
Food – Shared Kitchen Long-Term User
$330.00
Food – Shared Kitchen Short-Term User
$75.00
Food – Tier I Pop-Up Food Establishment User
   5-day license
$25.00
   30-day license
$50.00
   90-day license
$75.00
   180-day license
$100.00
   1-year license
$150.00
Food – Tier II and Tier III Pop-Up Food Establishment User
   5-day license
$50.00
   30-day license
$100.00
   90-day license   
$150.00
Food – Tier II Pop-Up Establishment Host per year
$150.00
Food – Tier III Pop-Up Establishment Host per year
$330.00
Food – Mobile Food Vendor – Produce Merchant (4-8)
$125.00
Food – Mobile Food Vendor – Mobile Desserts Vendor
$275.00
Food – Mobile Food Vendor – Mobile Food Dispenser
$700.00
Food – Mobile Food Vendor – Mobile Food Preparer
$1,000.00
Food – Mobile Food Vendor – Mobile Prepared Food Vendor
Provided, however, that the fee shall be $50.00 if the licensee is: 65 or more years of age at the time of application; or a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, whose discharge from military or naval service was other than dishonorable; or a person with a physical or mental disability, as certified by a medical doctor.
$100.00
(16)
Explosives
$500.00
(17)
Certificate of Fitness – Explosives
$100.00/
per person
 
 
(18)
Commercial Garage (4-232)
$19.80/
300 sq. ft.
(19)
[Reserved]
(20)
Pop-Up Retail User (4-212)
Per participating user, payable at the time of application:
For a 5-day license
$25.00
For a 30-day license
$50.00
For a 90-day license
$75.00
For a 180-day license
$100.00
For a 1-year license
$150.00
(21)
[Reserved]
 
 
(22)
Liquor – Retail (4-60)
Fees for the whole or any portion of the license period for which the application is made shall be as set forth below:
   Expanded Establishment Amended Liquor License: additional fee for the remaining portion of the license period to be charged during the first year of operation only
$1,000.00
Liquor – Tavern
$4,400.00
Liquor – Special
$150.00
Liquor – Music and Dancing
$1,100.00
Liquor – Package Goods
$4,400.00
   Liquor – Consumption on premises – incidental activity (within the meaning of item (1) of the definition of a “consumption on premises – incidental activity license” in Section 4-60-010)
$4,400.00
Liquor – Caterer's Liquor License
$4,400.00
Liquor – Caterer's Liquor License, with incidental activity
$2,200.00
Liquor – Caterer's Liquor License, outside caterer
$6,600.00
Liquor – Not-for-Profit Club
$1,100.00
Liquor – Lakefront Venue
$4,400.00
Liquor – Outdoor Patio or Sports Plaza Venue
$1,760.00
Liquor – Late Hour
$6,000.00
Liquor – Special Event
$150.00/event
Liquor – Navy Pier Mobile
$4,400.00
Liquor – Wrigley Field
$600.00
Liquor – Riverwalk Venue
$4,400.00
Liquor – Airport Pushcart (including temporary Airport Pushcart)
$600.00
(23)
Manufacturing establishment (4-224)
$275.00
(24)
Massage establishment (4-6-320)
$550.00
(25)
Motor vehicle repair shop (4-228)
$240.00
 
 
(26)
Pawnbroker (4-240) per year
$5,280.00
Per year
$5,280.00
(27)
Street Peddler and Street Performers
$100.00
Provided, however, that the fee shall be $50.00 if the licensee is: 65 or more years of age at the time of application; or a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, whose discharge from military or naval service was other than dishonorable; or a person with a physical or mental disability, as certified by a medical doctor.
(28)
Raffles (4-156) per year
$100.00
(29)
Secondhand dealer (4-264)
$1,100.00
(30)
Tobacco per year
Retail tobacco dealer
Per location
$500.00
Plus, per cash register
$330.00
Wholesale tobacco dealer
$550.00
(31)
Weapons dealer (4-144) (unless otherwise specified)
$1,100.00
Firearms Dealers
$3,800.00
Professional Theatrical Armorers
$2,350.00
Professional Firearm Curators
$2,350.00
(32)
Shooting range facility (4-151)
$2.000.00
(33)
Valet Parking Operator (4-232) per year
$600.00
(34)
Heliport (4-83)
$400.00
(35)
Navy Pier Kiosk (4-360) per year
$125.00
(36)
Short Term Residential Rental Intermediary (4-13)
If the intermediary has 1,000 or more short term residential rentals listed on its platform: $10,000.00 license fee, plus a $60.00 per unit fee for each short term residential rental listed on its platform;

If the intermediary has 500 to 999 short term residential rentals listed on its platform: $7,500.00 license fee, plus a $60.00 per unit fee for each short term residential rental listed on its platform; and

If the intermediary has 1 to 499 short term residential rentals listed on its platform: $5,000.00 license fee, plus a $60.00 per unit fee for each short term residential rental listed on its platform.
(37)
Short Term Residential Rental Advertising Platform (4-13)
If the advertising platform has 1,000 or more short term residential rentals listed on its platform: $10,000.00 license fee;

If the advertising platform has 500 to 999 short term residential rentals listed on its platform: $7,500.00 license fee; and

If the advertising platform has 1 to 499 short term residential rentals listed on its platform: $5,000.00 license fee.
 
 
(38)
Shared Housing Unit Operator (4-16)
$250.00
(39)
Industrial Private Event Venue (4-156)
maximum occupancy of the area licensed for industrial venue events
Fee
1 – 350
$770.00
351 – 500
$1,000.00
501 – 750
$1,650.00
751 – 1,000
$2,200.00
1,001 – 2,000
$3,300.00
2,001 – 3,000
$4,400.00
3,001 – 4,000
$6,600.00
over 4,000
$13,200.00
(40)
Pharmaceutical representative per year
$750.00
(41)
Mobile Merchants
$250.00
(42)
Shared Housing Unit Registration (4-14)
$125.00
 
(Added Coun. J. 12-9-92, p. 25465; Amend Coun. J. 1-12-93, p. 27813; 2-10-93, p. 28497; Amend Coun. J. 11-17-93, p. 42192; Amend Coun. J. 3-2-94, p. 96537; Amend Coun. J. 4-13-94, p. 48587; Amend Coun. J. 5-4-94, p. 49750; Amend Coun. J. 9-14-94, p. 56835; Amend Coun. J. 11-10-94, p. 59125; Corrected. 11-30-94, p. 63101; Amend Coun. J. 5-2-95, p. 459; Amend Coun. J. 7-13-95, p. 4596; Amend Coun. J. 2-7-96, p. 15616; Amend Coun. J. 6-10-96, p. 23652; Amend Coun. J. 2-26-97, p. 40141; Amend Coun. J. 4-16-97, p. 42588; Amend Coun. J. 7-2-97, p. 48017; Amend Coun. J. 7-30-97, p. 50612; Amend Coun. J. 6-9-99, p. 5362; Amend Coun. J. 6-9-99, p. 5366; Amend Coun. J. 10-7-98, p. 78812; Amend Coun. J. 12-15-99, p. 21529, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 3-15-00, p. 27687, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 6-28-00, p. 36752, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 12-13-00, p. 48188, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 3-28-01, p. 55769, § 8; Amend Coun. J. 7-25-01, p. 64897, § 10; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-01, p. 76426, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 5-1-02, p. 84247, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 10-2-02, p. 94559, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 12-4-02, p. 99931, § 3.2; Amend Coun. J. 6-4-03, p. 2443, § 13; Amend Coun. J. 9-4-03, p. 7118, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 10-1-03, p. 9163, § 2.2; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-03, p. 14216, § 4.1; Amend Coun. J. 5-5-04, p. 22743, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 9-29-04, p. 32144, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 12-15-04, p. 39840, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 10-6-05, p. 58166, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 11-30-05, p. 62481, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 2-8-06, p. 70052, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 7-26-06, p. 81829, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-15-06, p. 92532, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 2-7-07, p. 98109, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 5-9-07, p. 105047, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 9-27-07, p. 9539, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 9-27-07, p. 9546, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 7-30-08, p. 34713, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 10-8-08, p. 40084, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-08, p. 48243, Art. I, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 1-13-09, p. 54685, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 1-13-10, p. 83191, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 5-12-10, p. 91343, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 6-30-10, p. 96060, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 7-28-10, p. 97923, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-3-11, p. 104527; Amend Coun. J. 5-4-11, p. 117699, § 7; Amend Coun. J. 7-6-11, p. 3073, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 9-8-11, p. 7262, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 14596, Art. IV, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 1-18-12, p. 19185, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 5-9-12, p. 27485, § 15; Amend Coun. J. 7-25-12, p. 31326, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 6-25-14, p. 83727, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 4-15-15, p. 106578, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 9-24-15, p. 6984, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 2-10-16, p. 18766, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 6-22-16, p. 26612, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 7-20-16, p. 28718, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 6-22-16, p. 27712, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-16, p. 37901, Art. VII, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 2-22-17, p. 43916, Art. VII, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 4-19-17, p. 48180, Art. I, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 6-28-17, p. 51336, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 11-21-17, p. 61755, Art. VI, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-21-17, p. 61858, Art. V, § 1 and Art. VI, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-21-17, p. 61913, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 1-17-18, p. 65175, § 22; Amend Coun. J. 4-18-18, p. 76348, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 9-20-18, p. 84293, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-14-18, p. 90376, Art. I, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-20-19, p. 9510, Art. IV, § 10; Amend Coun. J. 1-15-20, p. 13000, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 9-9-20, p. 20269, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 3-24-21, p. 28843, § 1)