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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 Jan 30, 2015 Rules and Regulations for the Problem Landlord List
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.

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Jan 27, 2015 Mayor Emanuel, Department Of Buildings Publish Problem Landlords List
Jan 21, 2015 Mayor Emanuel, City Council Approve Ordinance To Identify Irresponsible Residential Building Owners
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
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