Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S04-25
City Licensed Premises and Licensees
Issue Date:18 December 2014Effective Date:18 December 2014
Rescinds:04 May 2011 Version
Index Category:Preliminary Investigations
I.Purpose
This directive:
  • A.outlines procedures for reporting violations of the law which occur on City licensed premises or which are committed by City licensees or agents.
  • B.lists businesses, professions, and coin-operated machines which require City licenses.
  • C.lists businesses and professions which do not require City general business licenses.
  • D.introduces the Building Address Database Dashboard link, found in the Department CLEAR System.
II.Responsibilities
  • A.Preliminary Investigator
    • 1.When conducting a preliminary investigation involving a business or licensee licensed by the City of Chicago, investigating officers are required to submit various reports depending on the nature of the incident. Members will refer to the Department's Incident Reporting Guide (CPD-63.451) for direction in determining which report, if any, is appropriate for each individual incident.
    • 2.When conducting a preliminary investigation involving a business or licensee licensed by the City of Chicago, investigating officers are encouraged to use the Building Address Database Dashboard link, in the Department CLEAR System. The Building Address Database (BAD) Dashboard is a comprehensive address-based database correlating numerous crime risk factors that will be available for use by all Department members. Refer to Department directive, " Building Address Database Dashboard."
    • 3.When a criminal or any other law violation for which a case report must be prepared occurs on a City-licensed premise, or when it is determined that a person arrested for or implicated in a criminal offense is a City licensee or is the holder of a license to drive or operate a public passenger vehicle issued by the Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, the officer conducting the preliminary investigation will:
      • a.identify the license holder.
      • b.request a field supervisor if:
        • 1.there is a complaint of a violent crime;
        • 2.the location is not properly licensed;
        • 3.physical injury has occurred;
        • 4.any felony, narcotics law violations, or prostitution arrests occurs in an establishment licensed by the City of Chicago to sell alcoholic beverages; or
        • 5.the licensee or agent of an establishment licensed by the City of Chicago to sell alcoholic beverages is alleged to have committed a felony, narcotics law violation, or act of prostitution;
      • c.prepare the appropriate case report, indicating:
        • 1.the nature of the incident;
        • 2.the individual, partnership, or corporate licensee's name as listed on the license or Public Passenger Vehicle Operator's License;
        • 3.the business license number, if available. If the license number is not available, record the reason for not obtaining the license number. The business license number will be obtained by the member conducting the follow-up investigation.
          NOTE:
          A business license number will be recorded for all incidents occurring in any business licensed by the City of Chicago, including all chain grocery and drug stores.
        • 4.how the incident was reported to the police as required by Municipal Code of Chicago, MCC 4-4-306.
        • 5.what part, if any, the licensee, agent, or employee had in the violation;
        • 6.whether or not the licensee, agent, or employee either fully cooperated with the investigation or attempted to obstruct it, and by what means;
        • 7.if applicable, the actions of the licensee, agent, or employee immediately after the violation occurred which could be interpreted as aggravation or mitigation of the situation;
        • 8.if an arrest is made:
          • a.the name;
          • b.the Central Booking (CB) number;
          • c.the charge;
          • d.if issued, Administrative Notice of Ordinance Violation (ANOV) Citation number; and
          • e.the court date and branch for hearing.
    • 4.When a vice raid occurs on City licensed premises or results in the arrest of a City licensee, the investigating officer will follow the procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Processing Vice Complaints."
    • 5.Unlawful conduct and disturbances in certain commercial establishments, such as, businesses holding City of Chicago and/or State of Illinois business licenses may be found operating outside the scope of their license (i.e. barbershop/beauty salon operating during late evening hours as a social club selling or serving alcohol). In such instances, below are sample potential charges that may used if applicable: MCC 4-60-020(a)- Liquor License Required, MCC 4-156-300- Public Place Amusement License Required, or 235 ILCS 5/10-1(a)- Liquor License Required.
    • 6.Bureau of Detectives personnel will be assigned as the preliminary investigator for child abuse hotline cases involving licensed premises.
    • 7.When enforcement action is taken pursuant to a Cease and Desist Order issued by the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, the investigating officer will notify and fax all pertinent reports to the Vice and Asset Forfeiture Division, Unit 192
  • B.Field supervisor
    The field supervisor will:
    • 1.respond to all incidents listed in Item II-A-2-b-4 and 5;
    • 2.ensure that the appropriate report is completed, if applicable;
    • 3.approve the appropriate report by affixing his or her signature in the Supervisor Approving field of the appropriate case report.
    • 4.notify the District Station Supervisor of all incidents involving persons or premises licensed by the City of Chicago.
  • C.District Station Supervisors

    For all incidents involving persons or premises licensed by the City of Chicago, the District Station Supervisor will review and inform the district commander of the incident.
    NOTE:
    Whenever an incident is of a serious or newsworthy nature, the District Station Supervisor will ensure that the reports are faxed to Crime Prevention and Information Center (CPIC) and the Vice and Asset Forfeiture Division, as soon as the preliminary investigation has been completed.
  • D.District review officer
    The review officer will:
    • 1.forward all case reports relating to licensed premises or persons licensed by the City of Chicago to the district commander and the VIce and Asset Forfeiture Division.
    • 2.fax all reports documenting incidents described in Item II-A-2-b-4 and 5 of this directive occurring at locations licensed by the City of Chicago to sell alcoholic beverages to the Vice and Asset Forfeiture Division, without delay.
  • E.District commanders
    District commanders will:
    • 1.review all incidents involving persons or premises licensed by the City of Chicago.
    • 2.ensure that when a vice arrest is effected on a licensed premise and there is no related offense requiring the Bureau of Detectives or Special Victims Section participation, a follow-up investigation, if required, will be conducted by district personnel.
    • 3.if necessary, request that a letter of abatement be issued by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.
  • F.Vice and Asset Forfeiture Division
    The Commanding Officer, Vice Section, will:
    • 1.evaluate each license violation incident and determine the course of action to be taken by the Department.
    • 2.accumulate information pertinent to all licensees and licensed premises for dissemination, on request, to district commanders.
    • 3.when notified by the Mayor's License Commission that action has been taken against a licensee, inform the appropriate district commander of such action.
    • 4.forward a copy of all reports concerning license violations occurring in a city licensed facility or pertaining to a liquor license to the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.
  • G.Follow-up Investigation
    • 1.When an arrest is effected on a licensed premise for other than a vice offense, the follow-up investigation will be conducted by the division normally charged with investigative responsibility for such offense.
    • 2.Investigative units will ensure that one copy of all reports are forwarded to the district of occurrence and to the VIce and Asset Forfeiture Division.
III.Listing of Businesses, Professions, and Coin-Operated Machines
This section lists the businesses, professions, and coin-operated machines that require and do not require city licenses.
  • A.Businesses, Professions, and Coin-Operated Machines that Require City Licenses
    The following businesses, professions, and coin-operated machines require a City license.
    • 1.ANIMAL CARE – MCC 4-384
      Animal Exhibition, Humane Society, Kennels and Catteries, Pet Shop (Groomers work under pet shops), Veterinary Hospital
    • 2.AMUSEMENTS – MCC 4-156
      Auctioneer, Broker
    • 3.BED AND BREAKFAST – MCC 4-6
    • 4.BOARD-UP COMPANY – MCC 4-6
    • 5.BODY PIERCING – MCC 4-6
    • 6.DAY CARE – MCC 4-75
    • 7.DAY LABOR AGENCY – MCC 4-6
    • 8.EXPLOSIVES – MCC 15-4
    • 9.FILLING STATION – MCC 4-108
    • 10.FOOD – MCC 4-8
      Mobile, Retail, Special Events, Wholesale
    • 11.MOTOR VEHICLE STORAGE AND SALES – MCC 4-232
      Accessory, Public
    • 12.HAZARDOUS MATERIALS – MCC 4-6
    • 13.PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, AND AIRPORTS – MCC 10-36
    • 14.HOME OCCUPATION – MCC 4-6
    • 15.HOME REPAIR – MCC 4-6
    • 16.HOSPITAL – MCC 4-6
    • 17.HOTEL – MCC 4-6
    • 18.ITINERANT MERCHANT – MCC 4-212
    • 19.JUNK PEDDLER – MCC 4-6
    • 20.LAUNDRY – MCC 4-6
      Self Service / Hand, Late Hour
    • 21.LIMITED BUSINESS – MCC 4-4
    • 22.LIQUOR – MCC 4-60
      Beer Garden, Club, Consumption on Premises, Late Hour, Music and Dance, Packaged Goods, Special Event, Tavern, Navy Pier: Mobile and Outside, Wrigley Field, Caterer's Liquor License, Caterer's Registration, Publication Fee
    • 23.LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY – MCC 4-6
    • 24.MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS – MCC 4-224
    • 25.MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT AND MASSAGE SERVICES – MCC 4-92
    • 26.MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR SHOPS – MCC 4-228
      Body / Engine, Engine, Specialty
    • 27.PAWNBROKERS – MCC 4-240
    • 28.STREET PEDDLER AND STREET PERFORMERS – MCC 4-244
      Food (Fruit and Vegetables), Non-food (General Merchandise), Special (Food), Special (Non-food)
    • 29.BOOTING OF MOTOR VEHICLES - MCC 4-6
    • 30.AMUSEMENTS – MCC 4-156
      Not-for-Profit Theatrical Community Center, PPA, Juice Bar,
    • 31.RAFFLES – MCC 4-156
    • 32.PRIVATE SCAVENGERS – MCC 4-6
    • 33.SECONDHAND DEALERS – MCC 4-264
    • 34.SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY – MCC 4-6
      SRO I, SRO II
    • 35.STREET PERFORMERS – MCC 4-244
    • 36.TIRE FACILITIES – MCC 4-228
      Class I, Class II, Class III
    • 37.TOBACCO – MCC 4-64
      RetailSamplerWholesale
    • 38.WEAPONS DEALERS – MCC 4-144
    NOTE:
    For the purposes of this directive, initial codes are used for reference purposes. Those members wishing to use the code for writing an Administrative Notice of Ordinance Violation or any other function will refer to the Municipal Code for the complete code.
  • B.Businesses and Professions that are Exempt from Obtaining a Municipal General Business License
    The following businesses / occupations are not licensed by the City of Chicago:
    • 1.Architects
    • 2.Athletic Trainers
    • 3.Attorneys
    • 4.Automatic Teller Operators
    • 5.Boxing or Wrestling Match Promoters, Contestants, Referees, Judges, Managers, Trainers, and Timekeepers
    • 6.Business and Vocational Schools
    • 7.Clinical Psychologists
    • 8.Clinical Social Workers and Social Workers
    • 9.Cosmetology Schools and Similar Establishments
    • 10.Deception Examiners
    • 11.Dentist, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists
    • 12.Dieticians and Nutrition Counselors
    • 13.Environmental Health Practitioners
    • 14.Hearing Aide Dispensers
    • 15.Insurance Companies and Insurance Agents *
    • 16.Interior Designers
    • 17.Landscape Architects
    • 18.Land Surveyors
    • 19.Marriage and Family Therapists
    • 20.Nurses
    • 21.Nursing Home Administrators
    • 22.Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist Assistants
    • 23.Optometrists
    • 24.Pharmacists
    • 25.Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistants
    • 26.Physicians and Physicians Assistants
    • 27.Podiatrists
    • 28.Private Detectives, Private Alarm Companies, Security Guards, and Locksmiths
    • 29.Professional Counselors and Clinical Professional Counselors
    • 30.Professional Engineers
    • 31.Professional Geologists
    • 32.Public Accountants
    • 33.Real Estate Brokers
    • 34.Respiratory Care Practitioners
    • 35.Shorthand Reporters
    • 36.Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
    • 37.Structural Engineers
    • 38.Veterinarians
    • 39.Water Well and Pump Installation Contractors
    • 40.Wholesale Drug Distributors
    * The exemption does not apply to title insurance companies.
(Items indicated by italic/double underline were added or revised)
Authenticated by: JKH
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
14-121 TSS
ADDENDA:
1.S04-25-01 - License Revocation Procedures