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The Department of Buildings supports the safety and quality of life for the residents and visitors of the City of Chicago through enforcement of the Chicago Building Code.  The permitting and inspection process promotes high quality design standards as well as the conservation, rehabilitation and reuse of the City's existing buildings.

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Low Alert Sep 12, 2014 The Department of Buildings inspects for "No Heat" complaints. Heat Season Begins September 15, 2014
Low Alert Aug 21, 2014 Intake process for DPD’s 2015 Roof/Porch Assistance Program begins September 4, 2014
Low Alert Aug 1, 2014 Effective August 1st, 2014, Trade Licensing Processed through Continental Testing Services
Low Alert Apr 30, 2014 The Department of Buildings Introduces new Sign Permit Application for sign permits applied for on or after April 2, 2014.

Most Recent News (Buildings)

Dec 3, 2014 Mayor Rahm Emanuel And The Chicago Department of Buildings Announce More Than 150 Percent Increase Since 2010 In Building Permits Issued For Small To Mid-Size New Construction Projects
Nov 15, 2014 As Winter Chill Takes Hold, Mayor Emanuel Joins City Departments To Remind Residents To Take Precautions During Cold Weather
Nov 5, 2014 City Council Approves Ordinance To Strengthen Law, Encourage Landlords To Install Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Oct 29, 2014 Chicago Department of Buildings Announces Expansion of AIC Elevator Inspection Program
Oct 24, 2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Addition Of Non-Construction Permit Intake Center To Chicago's Small Business Center
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