The Department of Buildings
Department Facts

About Us:

City Services

 

Getting Started: Online

 

 Sign up for Email Alerts

Department

Buildings

Featured Services and Programs

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.

Alerts (Buildings)

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)

Oct 24, 2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Addition Of Non-Construction Permit Intake Center To Chicago's Small Business Center
Oct 6, 2014 Chicago Fire Department and Chicago Department of Buildings Remind Residents: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!
Jul 18, 2014 Department 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
View all News Releases (Buildings)

What We Do

Supporting Information

View all Supporting Information

City Data

Department Main Office

Buildings

Multimedia Gallery

Related Links

Frequently Asked Questions

Red X
Social Clubs
Vacant Buildings
Porch Safety
New Sign Application