The Building Board of Appeals is established under Chicago Municipal Code Chapter 13-24 to hear appeals for relief from the requirements of the Chicago Building Code when a demonstrated practical hardship makes it impossible for the applicant to comply with the strict letter requirements of the building Code. The Committee meets once a month.
To appeal a case to the Building Board of Appeals, the applicant must first be rejected during the building permit plan review process for the Code issue they need to appeal.
Hearings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at City Hall 121 N. LaSalle St, in the Mayor’s conference room on the eleventh floor, room 1103, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Questions about the Building Board of Appeals may be directed to: