To allow for a shorter, simpler and more efficient building permit process, all Standard Plan Review building permit applications must use Certified Plan Corrections to address all plan review corrections.
With Certified Plan Corrections, the professionals of record assume responsibility for compliance with the plan review corrections without additional plan examinations. The plans are amended by the professionals of record to address all plan corrections and revised plans are uploaded for the Final Review. The applicant is issued a conditional building permit, subject to field inspection, upon approval of the Final Review and payment of the permit fee.
Please note that Certified Plan Corrections apply to corrections issued pursuant to a full plan review. In the event that the plans are incomplete and a full review cannot be performed (i.e. plans are missing ventilation calculations, plumbing fixture placements, or exit-ways), the plans will need to go through the review process prior to the Certified Plan Corrections process.
Certified Plan Corrections:
All Standard Plan Review projects must use Certified Plan Corrections to address plan corrections. The following items are required at the Final Review.
Correction Mediation Meeting:
A Correction Mediation meeting can be scheduled after corrections are issued. The purpose of the Correction Mediation meeting is to provide a forum for design professionals to discuss with the Department staff whether a technical correction required by the City is mandated by the Municipal Code. Email DOBcorrections@cityofchicago.org to schedule a Correction Mediation meeting. Include your cell phone number, project application number and project address in the subject line of the email. Correction Mediation meetings are held weekly in City Hall Room 900 by appointment.
The meeting must be attended by the architect of record or the licensed project architect with a signed representation letter on letterhead from the architect of record.
Please note that 120 days of permit inactivity by the applicant may result in the permit application being archived by the department.