Building Permits

Permit Overview: A Guide to Getting Started

Track the Status of a Permit Application

Porch and Deck Information

Standard Plan Review

Construction Hours: Chicago Municipal Code 8-32-140

Loading/Unloading Hours: Chicago Municipal Code 8-32-130


Green Buildings

The Department of Buildings website also maintains an extensive online section on green buildings. It includes information on green urban design, green homes, green building resources, and a special green permit program. To access the information, click here.

For additional information, please visit the Department of Buildings home page

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