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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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High Alert Jun 1, 2015 New Permit Procedures in Effect for Tents/ Canopy and Stages/Platforms
Low Alert Jun 5, 2015 E-Plan Update: Tech Support and Classes
Low Alert Jun 1, 2015 New Procedures Regarding Multiple Dwelling Registration
Low Alert Apr 1, 2015 Crane Operators may now sign up for new written test
Low Alert Jan 30, 2015 Rules and Regulations for the Problem Landlord List

Most Recent News (Buildings)

Jun 26, 2015 Mayor Emanuel and Depart of Buildings Announces Streamlined Building Permit Process for Design Professionals and Contractors
Jun 17, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Introduces the Appointment of Judy Frydland New Department of Buildings Commissioner
Jun 8, 2015 The City of Chicago Reminds Residents Window Safeguards are Vital to Child Safety
Jun 3, 2015 Department of Buildings Reminds Building Owners to Keep Decks and Porches Safe For Outdoor Use
May 27, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Names Felicia Davis New Public Building Commission Executive Director, Judy Frydland New Department of Buildings Commissioner
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