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Exterior Wall Information

An example of masonry that is in danger of falling.

The Exterior Wall Program, as explained in the ordinance, requires the following criteria:

  • Short forms are due by November 1st. Critical exams are due by December 1st.
  • Two copies of the form (short or critical), each with an original architect or structural engineer stamp or seal and a check or money order for $75.00.


Mail or deliver reports to:

Department of Buildings
Exterior Wall Program

Attn: Allison Sullivan
2045 W. Washington Blvd. (address effective 8/3/2015)
Chicago, IL 60612

Exterior short form can be found on the bottom of the screen. The form is in Adobe Acrobat format. For best results, print this form using the landscape format on your printer.

For any questions, please e-mail Allison Sullivan at


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