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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 Dec 30, 2015 Sidewalk Snow Removal FAQ
Low Alert Dec 11, 2015 New building permits fees are in effect as of January 1, 2016. Any building permits issued on or after January 1, 2016 will be subject to the new building permit fees.
Low Alert Oct 27, 2015 Updated Information for the Neighborhood Residential Permit Centers
Low Alert Sep 22, 2015 Check out our updated Contact Information for the Department of Buildings.

Most Recent News (Builders)

Oct 14,2015 Property Tax Incentive Approved for New West Ridge Auto Dealership
Aug 28,2015 CDOT Announces People Plaza Activations At Two Locations In Chicago
Aug 13,2015 Ethics Guide for City Business Travelers
Jul 17,2015 Mayor Emanuel Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Apr 13,2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces Opening Of New 18th Street Bridge

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