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Alerts (Inspections)

High Alert Jul 28, 2015 DOB Office at 120 N. Racine is relocating to 2045 W. Washington effective 8/3/2015. NOTE: 120 N. RACINE OFFICE TO CLOSE AT NOON ON 7/31/2015 AND REOPEN AT 1:00PM ON 8/3/2015 AT 2045 W. WASHINGTON.
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 (Inspections)

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 1, 2015 Chicago Department Of Buildings Kicks Off National Building Safety Month With Tower Crane Visit
Feb 2, 2015 Mayor Emanuel, City of Chicago Officials Provide Update On Continued Winter Weather Response And Efforts To Help Keep Residents Safe
Jan 27, 2015 Mayor Emanuel, Department Of Buildings Publish Problem Landlords List

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