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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 Sep 12, 2014 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)

Aug 22,2014 Public Notice Re: Change of Date for the September 2014 Board Meeting
Jun 25,2014 Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Burnett, Alderman Pawar And The Chicago For All Coalition Introduce Moratorium On SRO And Residential Hotel Conversions
May 28,2014 City Introduces Ordinance Strengthening Inspection And Reporting Requirements For Rooftop Water Tank Structures
May 09,2014 Department of Buildings Reminds Residents of Porch Safety
Apr 30,2014 City Council Approves Sign Ordinance Amendment to Address Changing Technology In Dynamic Image Display Signs

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