Business and Professionals Banner with city skyline
City Services

Businesses & Professionals

Builders

Two men looking at a plan

Builders, whether it be the homeowner personally or a contractor they have hired, must apply for permits before any building can take place.  The Standard Plan Review program or the Easy Permit Process is a place to begin the permit process, depending on the scope of the work. 

Alerts (Builders)

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 (Builders)

Nov 20,2014 Public Notice Re: Change of Date for the December 2014 Board Meeting
Nov 15,2014 As Winter Chill Takes Hold, Mayor Emanuel Joins City Departments To Remind Residents To Take Precautions During Cold Weather
Nov 05,2014 City Council Approves Ordinance To Strengthen Law, Encourage Landlords To Install Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Oct 29,2014 Chicago Department of Buildings Announces Expansion of AIC Elevator Inspection Program
Oct 24,2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Addition Of Non-Construction Permit Intake Center To Chicago's Small Business Center

View all News Releases (Builders)

Services

View all Services

Supporting Information

View all Supporting Information

City Data