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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 Jun 23, 2016 DOB to Archive Plans for Permitted Projects Effective July 5, 2016
Low Alert Sep 22, 2015 Check out our updated Contact Information for the Department of Buildings.

Most Recent News (Builders)

Apr 27,2016 Financial Incentives to Increase Number of Wheelchair-Accessible Taxicabs
Mar 21,2016 Mayor Emanuel Invites All to Chicago Residents Service Fairs
Feb 23,2016 City of Chicago Announces Open Doors Organization To Provide Centralized Taxicab Dispatch Service for Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicles
Feb 01,2016 DOB Update: February 2016
Oct 14,2015 Property Tax Incentive Approved for New West Ridge Auto Dealership

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