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Possible online services disruption due to Internet related outage

A worldwide technology outage is causing disruption to some State of Illinois online systems.  We are aware of this issue and are diligently working on restoration.

Contact IDHR for Services or Follow-Up

Where To Start - Public Contracts

If your business or company has an existing IDHR Number, DO NOT create a New Account in the new, online system. Your account has been established in the ELP portal with your recent history; check your registered email for set-up instructions.

There are several kinds of registrations or online actions you may wish to take, depending on your status. Please read carefully through the five sections below or in the ELP User Guide to identify which transaction or registration you need. 

For a Primary Business Location or Headquarters seeking:

If you have a previous IDHR Number that has lapsed (beyond 30 days from expiration) and wish to renew, see the Reinstate and Renew" link below!

For Businesses with a current Eligibility Number seeking to Register or Renew another LOCATION:

Update Your Registration - Account Maintenance:

All account maintenance transactions require an existing IDHR Number and online account set-up first. NOTE: If you have a current, valid IDHR Number, check your email address on record with IDHR to find your account set-up information. Only create a New Account online if you are a NEW applicant.

Process a Company Name Change Request

Process a Company Address Change Request

Relinquish your IDHR Number


Reinstate and Renew an Expired IDHR Number

NOTE: The above option is for businesses whose prior IDHR Number has expired and that expiration date is beyond 30 days - if within 30 days form an expired IDHR Number, use the PC1 or PC1-A Renewal option.


Reactivate an IDHR Number

NOTE: The above option is for businesses whose IDHR Number has been de-activated or relinquished within its period of validity, who would like to reactive it. This is NOT for businesses seeking a standard renewal.

ELP User Guide

View and download IDHR's User Guide for the new Enterprise Licensing and Permitting (ELP) portal

Still not sure where to start?

Contact IDHR's Public Contracts Unit team at the email address with your question - or you may contact IDHR with the address or phone number below. We will respond to inquiries as soon as possible! 

Public Contracts Unit
Illinois Department of Human Rights
555 West Monroe Street, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL  60661

(312) 814-2431 (telephone)
(312) 814-1436 (facsimile)