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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 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)

Jul 18, 2014 Deparment of Buildings, Public Health Remind Residents That Guards and Code-Complaint Window/Door Screens are Vital to Child Safety
Jun 25, 2014 Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Burnett, Alderman Pawar And The Chicago For All Coalition Introduce Moratorium On SRO And Residential Hotel Conversions
May 28, 2014 City Introduces Ordinance Strengthening Inspection And Reporting Requirements For Rooftop Water Tank Structures
May 9, 2014 Department of Buildings Reminds Residents of Porch Safety
Apr 30, 2014 City Council Approves Sign Ordinance Amendment to Address Changing Technology In Dynamic Image Display Signs
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